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Accolades  The magazine looks really great with the fresh new look. Well done to you all.Lydia Aisenberg, Kibbutz Mishmar Haemek I love the new layout of the latest ESRA Magazine, it definitely has a new look and feel to it. Glenis Bertfield, Raanana Mazel tov on the new look magazine. It is a huge step up from the previous layout. It looks fr...
Following its success in Netanya, a similar project was opened in 2019 in Akko, a mixed Arab/Jewish town in the North of Israel. Students are provided with housing in disadvantaged neighborhoods, and in return, they mentor a group of local schoolchildren which helps to promote social integration and community involvement for kids and their families...
King David Hotel afternoon tea (Photo: courtesy of the King David Hotel Jerusalem) The debate continues to rage: Devonshire Cream Tea Scone with clotted cream beneath the fruit preserves – versus the Cornish variation which places the fruit preserves beneath the cream. Photo Gavin Gross, at The Wolseley, London  It is a truth generally acknowledged that a lady's favorite repast is afternoon tea. Neither is it much disdained by many men. (With apologies to Jane Austen.) Memories of afternoon tea conjure up warm nostalgia and a plethora of vividly descriptive adjectives redolent with indulgence. However, there is also a general confusion in some quarters as ...
Photos by Yad Ezer L'Haver "A Beauty Contest for Holocaust Survivors? Seriously?" I thought when I learnt about the annual pageant for Holocaust Survivors held by Yad Ezer L'Haver, a nonprofit organization which provides assisted living for Holocaust Survivors in Haifa. No, you did not misunderstand. It is a Beauty Pageant, where the participants t...
A sign and poster on a building that was Orde Wingate’s headquarters in Kibbutz Ein Harod in the 1940s Most young Israelis would associate the name Wingate with Israel's most impressive facility for sport education spread over expansive grounds, hugging the coast and azure Mediterranean waters, just a short drive from the popular-with-Brits seaside resort of Netanya. A high percentage of the younger generation today would not know that the full titl...
,After Nelson Mandela became President of South Africa, the story of life under apartheid for Blacks needed to be told. In 2001 an apartheid museum was duly opened in Johannesburg. It is considered the preeminent museum of apartheid. Surprisingly, one wall of the museum is devoted to a white Jewish anti-apartheid activist and politician by the name...
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....