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Judy Shapiro was born in New York City and raised in Borough Park, Brooklyn. Very active in the Zionist youth group Mizrachi Hatzair, known today as the youth section of Amit Women, she came on Aliyah in l972 with her husband and three of their eventual five children. She has a Masters Degree in English Literature and studied music and education at Brooklyn College. A teacher of music and piano for many years, she lives in Hod Hasharon with her husband, Menachem, an endocrinologist.

The Metzker family rented the third floor apartment of a pri...

KATHE: Always Been in Norway - The war destiny of an or...

The cover of ‘The Tractor in the Sandbox’ by Meir Shalev which has illlustrations by Yossi Abulafia

 Tractors have always been a symbol of the return of th...
Lollipops made from soap

Gili Zilca ... explains how soap is made



"For my birthday present, I want to spend the day alone with...

Author's first novel propels the reader through a high-speed...
Enjoying the ‘Splunkin Soup’

One afternoon a week, my husband and I visit our daughter an...

When my daughter was 16 years old, she told us that she woul...

"… And if I am for myself alone, what am I?" Ethics of ...

Poster for the 1991 movie The Doctor with William Hurt

My Medicine, My Body: The Serious Physician becomes a Seriou...

Puzzle Tov! A collection of Jewish Brainteasers, Puzzles and...
Tel Aviv’s famous promenade ... the tayelet

I'm having breakfast at a table for two, overlooking the Tel...
Piano man ... Asaf Meron entertaining passers-by in Jerusalem with the Light Railway in the background. Photo: YouTube

Asaf Meron


There sits an electric piano on Kikar Tzion* in Jerusalem, m...

Speechless By Brynn Olenberg Sugarman Illustrated by Yasu Ma...
Aviva Lavi in action ... she loves bike riding.  Photos: Benny Sahar

Yoga has become part of Aviva’s regimen

Written by Aviva Lavi with help from Judy Shapiro.  Ove...
Illustration by Denis Shifrin

"Shut your mouth and move" are five words of advice given by...
Gourd lamp created by Aviva Levine

Aviva Levine amongst her trelised gourds

An outdoor lampshade crocheted from recycled plastic bags

If you are searching for a novel way to vacation or celebrat...
Shimon Gewirtz

 About a year ago, I brought my Uncle Shimon, a recent ...

The Giant and The Dwarf By Dov Yanai Orion Publishing House....