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ESRA continues to 'Pay it Forward'  As the New Year and season of chagim rapidly approaches, it is an appropriate moment to look back and reflect on what has happened around us and within ESRA during this turbulent year of 5780. Undoubtedly, this year will be recorded as a unique period in history and a year during which mankind's behavior was...
Another year is augured in, a year that promises to be easier than the past half year. We wish you all a happy new year, one of health and hope. Thank you for warm new year greetings which we so appreciate, as we do your help and support throughout the year. A fresh year, a new look to our magazine, some new writers, some challenging thoughts, and ...
As a couple therapist for over 40 years, I was not surprised when Merle asked me to weigh in about couples during corona times. At first I thought "What could be said about something so stressful, and that no one has real experience with?" I was locked down like everyone else and only a few couples wanted to do Zoom sessions in the beginning. But a...
Ace pitcher Joey Wagman led a team effort that earned Israel its historic Olympic berth. Photo: Margo Sugarman "There is baseball in Israel!" Team Israel general manager Peter Kurz declared less than one year ago. His Olympic-bound squad had just received President Reuven Rivlin's blessing in advance of the Tokyo Games (now postponed exactly one year to July 2021). However, not long ago one might have ended Peter's statement with a question mark instead of ...
Renelle Joffe, holding the agreement, with Peter Ross, commercial advisor to the Israel Electric Company A Panacea for Israeli Energy Market Two decades ago, I accepted an offer to move from private practice to an in-house position at the Israel Electric Corporation, the state-owned electricity utility, as Legal Advisor of Fuels at IEC. At the time, Israel was one of a handful of countries worldwide, whose fuel basket comprised one hundred percen...
Photo: Public Diplomacy Division, Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs He rescued not only lives but faith in humankind as Arab world mourns Israeli who died saving Bedouin family from drowning Yesterday's heroes in parts of the Western world are tumbling but others are emerging. Unlike the ingloriously departing generals, politicians, presidents, and traders that included humans in their merchandise, today's heroes a...
Mazal tov Phyllis Lader, originally from Glasgow, then London, now Protea Village, on your 100th birthday.. This wonderful occasion was noted by HM The Queen with a special letter – plus an appearance by Phyllis on Israel TV News! Due to corona, all the family couldn't get together, but here are some of the family with Phyllis. Her clan includes 5 children, 23 grandchildren, 95 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren and more on the way! "They are all mine!" said Phyllis as she literally danced from party to party in her honor! The Lurie nonagenarians, Barbara (90) and Selwyn (98), celebrating their birthdays together with their family at home in their garage in San Diego, California. The photo shows the P-47 Thunderbolt theme as Selwyn is among the last of the WW11 combat fighters. BIRTHSOn your granddaughterJulia & Jeff FeuerLinda & Michael SherringtonOn your great granddaughterTina FeuerCarole Rosenblatt, on Meira TovaENGAGEMENTSOn your granddaughterDoreen & Willie MalkinsonAnnette & Roger Lavender, onShachar Lavender to Yehoyada MoriWEDDINGSOn your grandsonCynthia and Stanley Shaprio, onYonatan Tureck to Ro...
Unique mezuzah covers (18x2.5 cm) using traditional Ethiopian handcraft with a durable casing The Embroidery Center of Sderot Translated from the Hebrew by Norman Silbert Photos: Moshe Ash "We arrived in 1991 with Operation Moses. We had learned embroidery in the niddah (ritual impurity) house," says Almito Alma, a member of the group that has been active in Sderot since 2013. "That was the time when women could enjoy freedom. I am not...
What happens when a tenant breaches the lease but refuses to vacate the apartment It is not a simple matter to evict a delinquent tenant who refuses to leave the apartment. The owner must approach the Court. A lengthy investigation follows, after which the Court may order eviction. However, in the meanwhile the tenant is able to stay in the apartme...
Carole Rosenblatt with Amin in her restaurant Yamit Photos Courtesy Carole and David Rosenblatt "I didn't leave Miami to live in Egypt!" Carole Rosenblatt, one of the original group who made aliyah to settle in Yamit, made headlines in 1978 with her incisive comment to an American reporter. Four years previously, Rosenblatt and about 30 other North Americans had accepted the State of Israel's invita...

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