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Photo credit: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0, via Wikimedia Commons Galila Ron-Feder Amit‎, born 1949, is an author of books for Israeli children. She has written 400 books, as well as television and film scripts. She also published a children's nature magazine and served as editor of a science magazine for young readers. She i...
Ortal joined ESRA's Students Build a Community this year, as a student. She is mentoring a group of four girls in fourth grade in the Azorim neighborhood of Netanya. Ortal is the fifth daughter after four sons in a family of 13 (11 children). Her parents emigrated from Ethiopia in 1991 with two children. Ortal was born in Israel. Her pare...
One hundred people recently logged in to a Zoom meeting with Google's VP and Director of EMEA Emerging Markets. Despite the impressive title, Meir Brand proved to be a regular friendly Israeli guy, very well-spoken, knowledgeable, and personable. He started off with a glimpse of three major future technological trends. Connectivity: Half the world'...
Members of our Negev ESRA knitting group, also known as "The Woolpack" are: Leslie Baker, Leah Bracha Sneider, Maggie Cohen, Erika Dubb, Batya Fonda, Sharon Frankel, Ruth Friesem, Ann Hurowitz, Leiah Jaffe, Judy Levin and Carole Rosenblatt. My mother was a great knitter and crocheter. She still would be, but at the age of 93, in spite of bilateral ...
 What a delightful, colorful, creative and instructive evening we spent with Debrah Marcus, as she guided us through dining history, with some wonderfully simple and quick ideas for Entertaining in Crazy Times, on ZOOM. The event was organized jointly by ESRA branches, Five Towns and Ramat Aviv. Debrah is the author of Tel Aviv FOOD, a unique ...
Sculpture of Noor Inayat Khan in Bloomsbury, London Polish born Krystyna Skarbek, whose mother was Jewish and father a Polish nobleman, became a successful SOE (Special Operations Executive) Agent during the Second World War. She took the name Christine Granville and although surviving daring missions behind enemy lines well worthy of a James Bond story line, she was brutally stabbed to death on the...
Joy Rosen relaxing with a recorder Machon Dance Group Troupe — Joy Rosen second from right People often ask me "What is a beautiful memory in your life?" and of course there are many.I will never forget the Four-Day March to Jerusalem of 1964 that concluded with balconies filled with people cheering and the feeling of fulfilling a dream. It all started with being selected in 1963 to go on a course called Machon Le Madrichei Chutz L'Aretz...
Second in "Tension on a Pension" cozy mystery seriesApril 25, 2020 By Carol NovisAvailable on Amazon ($7.99), Kindle ($2.99) and Kindle Unlimited (free)Reviewed by Eli Libenson   Carol Novis continues to write delightful cozy mysteries. Knock off the Old Block is the second in her "Tension on a Pension" mystery series following Long in the Sle...
Bill Strubbe "Friday's Soup", the story which won first prize in the ESRA short story competition 2020, was written by Bill Strubbe, who lives on Kibbutz Ein Hashofet. It's a moving story about a woman who prepares soup for the needy in spite of her own poverty, and who influences her children to do the same after her death. Since it's told from the point of vi...
In boxing terms, upper-cut applies to a swift, strong blow to the underside of the jaw, generally knocking the opponent out. An upper-cut in bridge is the play of a card forcing declarer to use a high card and thereby promoting a card in partner's hand to become a winner. The effect on declarer's hand possibly has the same effect as in the boxing r...