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This is a little book by Spencer Johnson M.D. a parable of sorts, that I love. You can view a lovely little video that tells the story in animation, at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTHcO3F8ilU In a nutshell it is about four little beings; two mice, Snip and Scurry and two small 'humanoids' called Hem and Haw - who all love cheese and have a gre...
The intrepid hikers: Garry Bregman, David Raffel and Stephen Kliner Nahal Hashofet Olive press at Hotem HaCarmel Smiling for the camera: the hikers Stephen Kliner, David Raffel and Garry Bregman Photos by Stephen Kliner, David Raffel, and Gary Bregman The first lockdown had come to an end and I found myself, like many out-of-work tour guides, with no bookings. There was no sign of any tourists on the horizon, and that looked likely to be the case for the foreseeable future. There had been no work since the end of February and I, like most ...
"When we Flew Away" by Tami Shem-Tovאני לא עוזב, הוצאת כנרת זמורה ביתןKinneret, Zmora, Dvir – Publishing House Ltd.Soft cover, 2020, 271 pages. Cost NIS 89.Available at all bookshops in Israel and on www.kinbooks.co.il/Reviewed by Richelle Shem-TovThis book is intended for young adults but t can be enjoyed at any age. It is written in Hebrewand tho...
Shawna Goodman-Sone is a graduate of McGill University with a B.A. in Art History. She then pursued studies as a chef, graduating from the Natural Gourmet Cooking School and in pastry arts from the Institute of Culinary Education (formerly, Peter Kump's Cooking School), both in New York City. She has also trained at the Cordon Bleu School in Paris....
Photos by Anat Harrel and Steve Gray Kibbutz Hannaton is a small, family-oriented kibbutz in the Jezreel Valley, founded by members of the Masorti (Conservative) movement. It's a pleasant place to live for its mainly young residents, with a strong community spirit and an admirable Educational Center, but it has never been particularly well known ou...
It was very dark, icy cold and wet outside. Cold, wet and dark as only a Liverpool winter afternoon could be. The sliding doors between the two big classrooms had been pushed aside and the desks removed. The result was a huge, hall-like room. At one end was a stage and at the other a huge fireplace glowed and sparkled, burning the people sitting ri...
During the last months of World War II, my parents and my six-year-old brother were hiding in the woods of Olsavica, located in the Carpathian Mountains of the Slovak State, which had been declared by the Clerical-Fascist regime of Jozef Tiso. On their return after the daily struggle to survive, strengthened only by the hope to be reunited with the...
Written and illustrated by Richard CodorPublishers: Behrman House 2011, Paperback, 44 pagesISBN: 978-0-87441-882-8Cost: $9.95 (Amazon)Reviewed by Jennia Ganit Chodorov   Hanukkah miracles can occur anywhere and in many forms. This richly illustrated children's book depicts the poor Small family, whose dad is bestowed a magic potato by a strang...
Your Jewish mother is proud of you for wearing a mask. But also disappointed, because she knows how nice you would have looked if you had become a doctor. Devorah, cranky because her husband was late coming home again, decided to leave a note, saying, "I've had enough and have left you...don't bother coming after me". Then she hid under the bed to ...
This has been a strange and unsettling time. You all know why. And so, when the VOLUME Center in east Netanya sent out invitations to come and hear, watch and enjoy the young talents being cultivated and encouraged by the Center it was my opportunity to experience both the joy and the frustrations of the VOLUME kids. VOLUME Center East Netanya is a...