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Host Joseph Beenstock, guest speaker Ishmael Khaldi, Terry Shlomo, Chairperson, ESRA Ramat Aviv Branch, and Lawrence Bertfield, a member of ESRA Executive and Chair of Fundraising. Photos: Bobbi Vendriger and Suzanne Naimer

An amusing moment ... Ishmael Khaldi speaking to an audience in Modiin

Recently seventy five ESRA members met in the lovely home of...

To Unify a Nation: My Vision for the Future of Israel By Rab...
Painting by Sir Edward John Poynter (1836-1919) - La nymphe du ruisseau

 It's almost a sacred moment. The sun is setting. The d...

"Do you play Negative Doubles?" asked my partner, with whom ...
Caryl Herzfield’s illustration for the cover of the Lieberman Open Orthodox Haggadah

The Lieberman Open Orthodox HaggadahBy Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld...
Just a few of the 4,512 hand-written white index cards with the details of 6,069 Berlin Jews who were deported to the camps. Photographs & text: Lydia Aisenberg

Inside the town hall exhibition

Hildegard Basch who left Berlin for Britain in 1939. Her family failed to leave the city in time and didn’t survive

 A powerful, emotional and thought provoking permanent ...
Inaugural event ... having fun at the ESRA Netanya wine and cheese party, with entertainment from Larry and Mindy (below)


The new ESRA Netanya events committee held its first functio...
Dr, Einat Rotem

For its monthly event in January, ESRA Haifa hosted a talk b...
At the ESRA stand with the Modiin Deputy Mayor Ilan Ben Saadon are ESRA volunteers (from left) Beverley Rockman, Tay Green, Vicky Pilo and Gitla Tamam.  Story/photo by Suzanne Naimer

ESRA Modiin was well represented at the Notnim Be'Ahava (Giv...
Above: the genuine British halfpenny stamp ... Below: the updated parody



The updated parody

King George VI and Stalin on the mock penny-halfpenny British stamp

In 1942, in blocks 18 and 19 in Sachsenhausen concentration ...
Haskell Wexler Photo: Institute for Policy Studies-Flickr.com. Text and photos: Lydia Aisenberg


Haskell Wexler and Lydia Aisenberg at his Santa Monica home in 2006. Below: Poster for the 1966 Burton/Taylor movie Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? for which Wexler won the last Oscar ever awarded for black and white cinematography

During the war his ship was torpedoed and the U-boat captain was filming it. Wexler wondered if he was shooting in black and white or color!

Invited to North America a decade ago to give talks about Is...

Pesach is almost upon us, when we will celebrate our redempt...
Israeli bowls champion Nadav Levi, ranked 9th in the world, taking part in a competition in Rio de Janeiro

Thinking about the next move ... Israel bowls champ Nadav Levi

The thought of lawn bowls conjures up the sedate sound of wo...

Then and now: Pretty, snow-filled grounds in Nuernberg, home to Hitler’s Nazi Party rallies of the 1930s Photo credit: Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-C12701. Photos: Inge and Daniel David

The bright lights of the Nuernberg's Christmas market

Rooftop view over Nuernberg

Inge David with Dieter Haspal, the grandson of her father’s business partner, and his wife, also called Inge

Brass plate memorials to German Jews who were deported to concentration camps and murdered by the Nazis

Plaque showing what a synagogue in Nuernberg looked like before the Nazis destroyed it in August 1938

Daniel on the Rhine cruise

 My 17-year-old grandson Daniel and I recently returned...
Aliza Shapiro in 1951

David Ben-Gurion signs the Declaration of lndependence. Photo: Flickr - Government Press Office

Aliza Shapiro pictured in 2013

My life changed during the night of October 29, 1947, as my ...

A camel visits Yatir's vineyard in Ramat Arad

GREATER ZICHRON YAACOV & CENTRAL COAST Zichron Yaacov, "...
Guiding spirit Bella Bryks-Klein ... Yiddish is the most important thing in her life

As far as the eye can see ... books in Yiddish at Arbeiter-Ring Tel Aviv.

Another view inside Arbeiter-Ring ... with photographs, Yiddish magazines and pamphlets

In a gentrified part of modern Tel Aviv, not far from Rothsc...
Migration by Lovemore Kambudzi, 2015, oil on canvas, 251x152cm

MIGRATION is plaguing the world. Millions of people are leav...
Merle Guttmann in the ESRAmagazine office - September 2001

Notes from our Volunteer Coordinator and Volunteer Committee...
We’ve made it! Jennifer and Michael Oliver in Nahariya


The Oliver family have said farewell to North Carolina, and the children enjoying their first Chanukah in Israel

It has been my dream to live in Israel from as early as seve...