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Sigal Sandaka Avi Balata ESRA Netanya's Lecture Series produced a memorable and moving evening, where fortunate participants were able to meet and hear from students participating in ESRA's Flagship project, Students Build a Community. Nina Zuck, the dynamic chairperson of ESRA's Projects — together with her husband Mervin — hosted the event in their beautiful country gard...
Text and photographs: Lydia Aisenberg Wedged between two flourishing coastal kibbutzim, Shefayim and Ga'ash, hidden on all sides by foliage- covered palms and other trees, Beit Litvinsky, a former salute to the 1920s pioneers' dreams and indefatigable spirit, is slowly but surely succumbing to rack and ruin, out of sight, out of mind, unfortunately...
More about Lapid ceramics I want to thank ESRA Magazine for including Sharyn Weizman's engaging article on her collection of Lapid ceramics in your last issue (June 2021). The short piece brought back many memories. I still have a Lapid stoneware sugar bowl, which I bought when setting up house in Israel. I was delighted by the ceramic figure of Sr...
Esther and Deborah, both beautiful blondes, are sitting at a table in a coffee shop in such an obviously celebratory mood that a man drifts over intending to offer to buy them something to drink. When he gets close he hears one say to the other "Here's to 17 days." Smiling, the man says, "Congratulations. What's so special about 17 days?"Eyes twink...
Some of the members of the Kochav Yair - Tsur Yigal chapter of MWM Sharing emotions with mothers living on the Gaza border. Mothers with Meaning (Imahot im Mahut) was founded in 2015 by the late Michal Melamed-Cohen (1971-2018) together with 40 mothers from all over Israel, who shared her aspirations. It was influenced by a unique collaboration with JWRP (now called Momentum) and the Israeli branch of AISH. Mothers with Meaning (MWM) is a strong, supportive community of...
Contemporary with the divine Greta Garbo, why did Hedy Lamarr, an Austrian-born American actress, inventor extraordinaire and film producer, remain so long in the shadows? Why did the media and the scientific community ignore her? Born in Vienna in 1914, Edwig Eva Maria Kiesler changed her name to Hedy Lamarr. She was the daughter of a well-to-do b...
Catcher Ryan Lavarnway (Photo courtesy of Israeli Olympic Committee Amit Schisse) Big (League) in Japan  Israel's baseball team won the hearts of a nation, as the entire country followed its fortunes at the Tokyo Olympics. The blue-and-white squad played well, earning the respect of the teams they faced as well as baseball mavens around the globe. Israel had previously shocked the world by getting to the Games, having won f...
Portrait of Friedrich Nietzsche, 1882 (image: Wiki Commons) What is the greatest Moral Good?What God ordains?What Man wills?That which causes the least pain? Theologians and Philosophers endlessly debateParents and teachers instinctively knowPoliticians and Rulers remain in the DarkWriters and Poets express the angst. Is Heaven, the absence of pain?Is Nirvana God's will fulfilled?Is a mother's smile or a lo...
Happy 92nd Birthday Inge David Four of Rusty and Juliet Rostowsky’s grandchildren entertaining the small family gathering with a rollicking song composed by them about 60 years of partnership. This had the guests clapping and singing along with them. Please share your Milestones with ESRA readers: Births, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Marriages, Deaths Email your Milestones to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Tel: 09 950 8371 NEW OLIMJayne and David HantmanBIRTHSOn your daughterPam (nee Hack) and Yosef Harel,on AvigayilOn your granddaughterSheli and Lior Angel, on NoamCecily and Barry Hack, on Avigayil...
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