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Aurore Vigne The guitar lesson."Drawing at home during the pandemic was a great way to pratice and keep live memories of this period" "A quiet morning in Musrara, Jerusalem”, Gouache on paper, 2020 Interviewed by: Elana ShapFrench artist, Aurore Vigne moved to Israel in 2011 and today lives in Jaffa with her musician husband, Ronan Steinbaum and children, Toam (10) and Naya (8). She is the illustrator of a recently published book, HAMSA a Loving Swan (Myths and Traditional Legends).   Q: Aurore, you have a degree in graphic design, illus...
Sylvan riding on the racecourse at the 2020 Vuelta a Espana Israeli Guy Sagiv racing in the Giro, May 4, 2018 Sylvan greeting Chris Froome in Jerusalem at the Giro Big Start, May 2, 2018 Photos by Noa Arnon "Climb every mountain," warbles Mother Superior, in one of movie-land's iconic scenes. And not just ordinary mountains: novice Maria hears the sound of music while whirling through Alpine pastures; the Chief is talking serious peaks. But the wise old nun is being metaphorical; she doesn't actually suggest scaling the heights on ...
A group of ESRA volunteers participated in the "world's biggest beach clean-up", along with thousands of others, on a hundred Israeli beaches on Friday morning, October 30, 2020. Our smiling group showed up bright and bushy tailed at ESRA volunteer Ruth Barina's seafront apartment on the upper cliff of Gaash nature preserve. We joined about five hu...
Written by Lee Tanenbaum and Wendy Kalman  In a moving ceremony on January 31, 2021, speakers gathered online to honor Kay Wilson as she accepted the Atlanta Israel Coalition's inaugural AIC Impact Award. Held on Zoom and streamed live on Facebook, the award was given two years to the day after the AIC's first event, the premiere of the I...
A sign and poster on a building that was Orde Wingate’s headquarters in Kibbutz Ein Harod in the 1940s In the December 2020 ESRA Magazine, Lydia Aisenberg claims that most young Israelis know little of the history and legacy of Major General Orde Charles Wingate (see Orde Wingate – VJ Day Remembrance). I would like to add some details to the story of this remarkable man, who helped in the founding of the State of Israel.Unfortuna...
As a life coach and educator, I'm driven to explore every possible opportunity to talk to people, to connect with them and learn about them in their own environment. So when I was invited to Dubai in November 2020 to the opening of a photo exhibition of synagogues and other Jewish community sites around the Arab world, it didn't take long for me to...
"There's a whole world out there, right outside your window. You'd be a fool to miss it." Charlotte Eriksson I lived in Jerusalem for over 40 years and believed that there is no place like it. I loved the hills that embraced the city, I loved walking through the Jerusalem forest near my home, pine cones crackling under my feet. But then fate (and m...
ITIM Helps Meet Jewish Needs in the 21st Century Rabbi Seth Farber is a very busy person and an unusual orthodox rabbi. He was ordained by the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary of Yeshiva University. He also has an MA in Judaic Studies from Yeshiva University and a Ph.D. from the Hebrew University in Modern Jewish History. In 2002 he founde...
Celebrating 100 years of toil in the soil… Ein Harod century grain celebration Once again Israeli artist Peter Viner of Kibbutz Maoz Haim has conjured up yet another astounding grain creation in the fields of Kibbutz Ein Harod Meochad, an annual artistic tradition going back many years. Over the years Viner has featured Israeli politicians, enterta...