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Center flooded twice as hailstones the size of rocks rained down




The day the heavens opened is a day the people of Raanana wi...
Jon Hamm as Don Draper in the acclaimed TV series Mad Men Photo: Ohmin 0 Aka Trevor from madmen.wikia.com

Herb Hahn pictured during his time working in advertising on New York’s Madison Avenue

Jerry Pickholz with Menachem Begin in Israel Sept 1979

Top U.S. art director Len Sirowitz stands in front of some of his memorable ad campaigns of the 1960s

It's been one of the hit TV series of the past decade. Mad M...
In front of the the photo of Elfriede and Julius Berg is their silver cup holder which was saved for 72 years

The memorial stones unveiled to the Bergs in Berlin

Ralph Alon’s mother Margaret – the Berg’s daughter – and father Bill

Just over a year ago, I received a letter from someone in th...

At a time when Israel needs to be heard, why have you silenc...
Having a break ... the interns in the park.   Photos: Alma Machness-Kass

Hand in hand ... one of the interns takes care of a baby

"My sister Gabrielle came to Reuth five summers ago with the...
Metal sculpture on the courtyard wall of the apiary in Moshav Herut.

Tea and honey tasting

Sculpture at Ein Hod

Honey-making processes at the apiary on Moshav Herut

Art in the gallery of the Magal family, Ein Hod

To start the New Year celebrations off properly our group of...

Imagine that you are between the ages of 40 and 65, are over...
Illustration by Denis Shifrin

Hot! Humid! And it's not even August – it's already nearly t...
Expert Amit Re’em explaining one of the niches

Three burial niches

The cross in the mosaic floor

A general view towards the mausoleum

I remember, in the early days of getting to know the Modiin ...
Jacob's Farm dairy's visitor center in Kfar Haroeh offers dozens of its own cheeses with yogurts, fresh baked bread and local wine, beer and other gourmet treats

Recently, I sat down with the hospitable Mor Kagan, the mana...
Deadly rocket


Reunited ... Martia Katz and her dog, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel


Ethiopian flashpoint in Tel Aviv Photo: Harvey Sapir Photography PikWiki Israel

My aunt was a victim of V2's last fatal strike Deadly rocket...
Eli Libenson watching one of the Shabbat morning services which is streamed live from the shul in Cleveland, Ohio



My late mother, Alyce Kohn Kaplan, was the salutatorian of h...
A re-enactment of the moment when shot Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin is rushed into hospital ... a scene from the new docudrama Rabin, the Last Day

Yitzhak Rabin (www.flickr.com)

Yitzhak Rabin with Shimon Sheves Photo by Nachoom Assiss-Wikimedia Commons

On the evening of Saturday November 4, 1995, my family arriv...
Rabbi Mendelevich ... faced a moral dilemma on his first day at grade school. All photos courtesy of Rabbi Mendelevich

Meeting ... Rabbi Mendelevich with human rights activist Anatoly Sharansky

Saying a prayer ... at his mother’s grave in Riga

Imagine that you are a little boy on the first day of first ...

"Hey Mum, I've hurt my hand: nothing serious, but they want ...

By the girls at ESRA's Netanya Dance Center, as they express...
"Salaam" waves 5-year-old Ahmad from Tamra, a village in the Jezreel Valley. Text and photos by Lydia Aisenberg

Fronds united: A message on a banana leaf encouraging love, tolerance and more understanding between Arabs and Jews

In the shadow of ancient Tel Megiddo, hundreds of Israeli Je...
The cover of Rosemary Levin's book "Cry Tomorrow: A Memoir"

Please share with ESRA readers your celebrations - Births, B...
Laura Rusk . . .on her left arm the numbers 79564 which she was given in Auschwitz

Laura Rusk aged 12 in Sosniwiec, Poland

With Avner Shalev, the president of Yad Vashem

Speaking at a pro-Israel conference in Bern, Switzerland

Laura on her 90th birthday in Israel with daughter Helena

 "How do you like Auschwitz?" the Chief Commander of th...
Victoria with Pier at a club for Ethiopian youth in Sderot

This past summer, I brought Pier Giuseppe Greco from Italy t...