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Dogged after his first check-up Dogged today I first saw Dogged just before Shavuot, thanks to the man who hangs out by the non-food garbage deposit behind my Kfar Saba apartment, where he looks for things that are useful. I was rushing by with Sawyer, my Labrador-mix dog, trying to make it home before the elevator switched to Shabbat mode for the holiday. "Listen!" he called to me. "There's ...
STOP THE WORLD I WANT TO GET OFF From the musical by Leslie Bricusse This is exactly how I feel about our current fast-changing world where every other day there is something new to be learned, absorbed and used: buying online paying online ordering online and often only from photos needing different codes for different credit cards and here I have...
 The bench has been outside my building since I moved into my flat here 11 years ago. It's recently been painted. This year they seem to have chosen an ugly brown color, the color that you imagine prisons or other types of institutions to be painted in, where aesthetics are not a priority. It has a re-vamp at least once a year at Rosh Hashana ...
Dame Shirley Porter on her 90th birthday NEW HOMEMaureen & Jack HochBIRTHSOn your granddaughterSharona & Ari BickNina & Mervin ZuckOn your grandsonPenny Pulik, on Lavi, son of Guy & RikiNina Reshef, on MichaelRazel & Jonathan RabinowitzLynn & Michael SacksOn your great granddaughterRosie & Hillel BickSusan KurnedzRivka & Aaron WallesOn your great grandsonPa...
Tunnel boring machine used in the Elizabeth line. Photo: Wolfgang Meinhart, Wikimedia Commons A blaze of light . . . a night shot of London’s Canary Wharf. Photo: Diliff, Wikimedia Commons Having lived in London for more than 30 years I am reasonably familiar with much of the city, but for some reason have never once visited Canary Wharf.Recently, however, I did, and what a revelation it was - like entering another world, surrounded by massive skyscrapers and canals - totally unexpected. The experience when you eventually&n...
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. From that moment on, my legal career became inexorably linked to the energy sector, which was about to und...