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Shlomo (Salomon) LIberman is a graduate engineer who emigrated from Sweden to Israel, worked for many years in the hi-tech industry and upon retirement joined the Shaindy Rudoff Program in Creative Writing at Bar-Ilan University in Israel. His publications have appeared among others in the Blue Lyra Review, the Forward, the Jewish Literary Journal and Esra Magazine.He is the co-author of an English-Swedish dictionary of electro-technical terms, author/co-author of eight international patents and received the IEEE Power Engineering Society Award for Most Noteworthy Paper in 1980. He holds an MSc degree from the Lund Institute of Technology, Sweden, a Top Executives MBA from Tel Aviv University as well as an MA in English Literature & Linguistics from Bar-Ilan University. He is a proofreader, editor, and freelance translator between English, Hebrew and Swedish. He is a member of the international freelance translator community ProZ.com and of ITA, the Israel Translators Association, and a contributing member of the ESRA Magazine Editorial Board. His first book, Lost Memories and New Beginnings – Unearthing Family Secrets from the Holocaust, was published by Hadassa Word Press in 2018.
Li Ka-shing blowing the shofar at the inauguration ceremony of GTIIT

The Guangdong Technion Israel Institute of Technology campus in Shantou, China

Li Ka-shing with students of GTIIT in Shantou

Artistic performance at the inauguration ceremony of GTIT in Shantou, China


Photos: Technion PR department In 2013 one of the large...
A British sextant used for navigation Credit:Eyal Amir/MadaTech)

Early telescopes in a display cabinet in the View of Science room (Credit: Eyal Amir/ MadaTech)

Swedish donor Harry Pommert (left) and his wife Eva with MadaTech officials at the opening ceremony in 2013 (Credit: Eyal Amir/MadaTech)

A remarkable collection of scientific antique instruments at...
Shlomo feeds a wallaby in Brisbane

Graffiti on a water cistern at Tauranga, New Zealand


Monkey Forest near Ubud in Bali

Gorge-ous ... Taroko Gorge near Hualien, Taiwan

Samurai fight at the Samurai Museum, Tokyo, Japan

I always dreamt of repeating the feat of Phileas Fogg in Jul...
Meir Feigenberg ... grandson of author Sholem Aleichem (Photo: geni.com)

In ESRAmagazine #201 (September 201) I wrote about Solomon N...

Lashon Hakodesh: History, Holiness & HebrewA Linguistic ...
Sholem Aleichem (Photo: Wikipedia Commons)

Sholem Aleichem ... a founding father of modern Yiddish lite...
Assassinated: Symon Petliura (Photo: Wikipedia)

Chief Otaman Symon Petliura on a Ukrainian stamp (never circulated)

October 1927: Sholem Schwarzbard speaking at court. Below him Henri Torres

Hetman (Chief Otaman) Symon Petliura (1879-1926) was a Ukrai...

Author Philippe Sands ... searching for family roots

Raphael Lemkin ... prosecutor

East West StreetOn the Origins of Genocide and Crimes Agains...
Are you being served? Michael Rothschild in his shop in Tel Aviv’s Montefiore neighborhood

 The Tel Aviv restaurant and food scene is constantly a...
Thou Shalt Innovate - How Israeli Ingenuity Repairs the Worl...
1965 Jordanian stamp depicting a dagger in memory of the Massacre at Deir Yassin without mentioning Israel on the map (photo: Lawrence Fisher)

Lawrence Fisher ... stamp collector

Lawrence Fisher isn't your ordinary stamp collector. He was ...
Malmö synagogue, Sweden

 Swedish Jewish man's cranium finally put to rest ...
Rabbi Steinsaltz’s Commentary on Pirkei Avot in Chinese, published by the Israel Institute for Talmudic Publications, Jerusalem

What is the connection between Pirkei Avot, Ethics of the Fa...
Photo credit: Julie Jordan Scott Flickr.com

I can't put my finger on the defining moment in my life when...
The Ecuadorian passport which was provided for Alex de Haas and members of his family

Rabbi Jacobson

One of the Righteous: Manuel Antonio Muñoz Borrero

Interior of the Jeschurun Synagogue, Stockholm ... it survived Kristallnacht

At Yad Vashem (from left) granddaughter Manuela Bjelke, Dr. Efraim Zadoff, Seth Jacobson, grandson Manuel Bjelke, son Lennart Bjelke and Mrs. Betty Meyer, one of those saved by the passports

"And so we must know these good people who helped Jews durin...
Photo credit: Charles J Danoff-flickr.com

I write because I always proofread and correct others I writ...
The Kristianstad Synagogue furniture at Lechu Neranena, Raanana

I had never really harbored any ambitions of becoming an int...

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