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Richard Shavei-Tzion stands between his grandparents' and his wife's grandparents' graves facing each other amongst tens of thousands in the Pinelands Cemetery, Cape Town

Unmarked children’s graves at Braamfontein Cemetery, Johannesburg

Richard Shavei-Tzion at the grave of his great-grandfather at Braamfontein Cemetery, Johannesburg

My family's experience reflects the migratory patterns of So...
Aliza Shapiro - new Oleh from London (taken on her 90th birthday)

 Please share with ESRA readers your celebrations - Bir...
Above and below: Karmiel students busy painting on Volunteer Day. Photos: Rory Frankel and Brian Fink


Ayalim group with members of ESRA Karmiel committee

Karmiel is one of the areas in the Galilee where a student v...
We’ve arrived ... Eitte and Morris Silber in Raanana

Fulfilling a lifetime's dream by making aliyah to join their...
Vineyard. Photo: Gabriel-flickr.com

Sitting around the table with my Yesh Atid colleagues in the...
Checkmate ... parts of a chess set. Story and photos by Yael Meyer

New York sculptures in Miami colors

A rocking chicken

Sausage roll? Almost - it’s a sausage rocking hotdog

Items in a cactus garden

Biological reactors at the Shafdan plant

On a chilly, but mostly sunny January day, a busload of ESRA...
Photo by: Ashley van Haeften-flickr.com

The Netanya Office/Drop in Center has now been open for two ...

Figures of speech . . . so go figure! Paraprosdokians are fi...
Youngsters enjoying a game of table football at Neve ESRA

When ESRA Modiin decided in 2010 to adopt an afternoon care ...
Pull the udder one ... robotic cow milking at the moshav

Marsha Stein feeds a cow at the moshav in the Southern Golan Heights

Avnei Eytan, a religious moshav in the southern Golan Height...
Photo: Fuzzy Gerdes flickr.com

Around the time of the holidays, many of us try hard to get ...


The couple pictured later in life

Elaine Rosenberg-Kuritzky was a much loved member of her loc...
Bonah and her Israeli passport

As of February 12, 2016 I have lived in Israel for two years...
The old embraces the new: A solar-panelled mosque at the Bedouin agricultural village of Dirajit

Final resting place of David and Paula Ben-Gurion at Sde Boker

The Prime Minister at Avdat National Park in 1960

Tea for a guest at the Joe Alon Museum of Bedouin Culture

Taking a look at Abraham’s Well at Beersheba

Sculpture depicting Nabatean life at the Avdat National Park

A view of the Nabatean ruins at Avdat National Park

Music played at the Black Hebrew Museum, Dimona

Dessert in the desert ... at Dirajit the Bedouin agricultural village

 As 2015 was ending, an adventurous group of ESRA bus t...
David Goshen ... letters in the paper every week

David (Dave) Geshen (Goshen) was born in Durban on April 16,...
Photo credit: Victoria Rachitzky Hoch- www.flickr.com

In Exodus 12, verses 1-13, God describes the details of Pesa...
The Ecuadorian passport which was provided for Alex de Haas and members of his family

Rabbi Jacobson

One of the Righteous: Manuel Antonio Muñoz Borrero

Interior of the Jeschurun Synagogue, Stockholm ... it survived Kristallnacht

At Yad Vashem (from left) granddaughter Manuela Bjelke, Dr. Efraim Zadoff, Seth Jacobson, grandson Manuel Bjelke, son Lennart Bjelke and Mrs. Betty Meyer, one of those saved by the passports

"And so we must know these good people who helped Jews durin...
David Eidelman ... left a thriving dental practice in South Africa to start again in Ramat Hasharon.

Although David started off as my family dentist, he eventual...
Photos: Ilan Hirschowitz/Luba Zuk




Negev's Flowers As a teeny, tiny fragment The city sleep in ...
Photo: Avgar Idan

Writer Sarice Holley (in red top) with fellow rugby playing friends (from left) Roni Kipnis, Melanie Kraus and Michal Taraboulos. Says Sarice: “We all started playing at the same time five years ago in Jerusalem, and now we play in different teams.”

Keep on running ... Israeli children have taken up the sport of rugby

I was introduced to rugby five years ago by a flyer glued to...