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Ho, ho, ho ... Walter Bingham as Santa Claus for the cover of a British supermarket’s Christmas catalogue

Walter as a young boy

As a soldier in the British Army, Walter took part in the Normandy invasion

Walter with his parents in Germany

Walter played a beggar on a London street as part of a newspaper investigation

Based on an interview with Walter Bingham Walter Bingham was...
Yael Halon and Avi Rudnick

WELCOME TO ISRAEL Brea Risner | US NEW HOMES § HerzliaSolly ...

After the summer break the two Netanya Right Track centers –...
Tutor volunteer Rita Katz (right) chats with student Noam Dazan, who went to the U.S. as part of a high school delegation

 ESRA Modiin's popular Let's Talk program matches Engli...
Students (above) and children (below)from the community enjoying end-of-year parties


During September the latest 'Students Build a Community' pro...

Do you ever wonder . . . ...why the sun lightens our hair, b...
Illustration by Denis Shifrin

Thicker wet wipes ideal for the little spills in life You sp...

 ESRA is embarking on an ambitious new plan to extend o...
Fresh fish caught in the Seychelles. Photos: Ruti Porter

Inside St Paul’s Cathedral in Victoria, where congregants swayed as they sang

The Hindu temple in Victoria . . . brilliant colors and a wealth of small statues

Mike Porter goes on a visit to the Seychelles (Well, someone...
Bookshop committee members ... (standing) Jackie Klein, Anita Bashary and Rachel Max; (seated) Hilda Ben Nun, Rene Gold, Ilana Harf, and Marsha Goldstein; Absent: Helen Brandwein. Photos by Cynthia Barmor

October 2013: The flood which destroyed books and warped shelving

Bookshop committee member Marsha Goldstein was delighted to find a perfect Hebrew edition of JRR Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings”. Her dyslexic grandson had expressed a wish that maybe, just maybe, he might be willing to try to read the book if she could find him a copy. Which she did – at ESRABOOKS!

When my co-chair, Jackie Klein, and I first envisioned a sec...
Incredible oppulence in the Hermitage, Catherine’s Winter Palace. Photos: Cynthia Barmor

Peterhof, Peter the Great’s Summer Palace

Cynthia Barmor in front of St Basil’s Cathedral Auditorium in Red Square

Auditorium of the Marinsky Theater

Curios ... but check out the familiar labels

A wall ornamenation at the Hermitage

Moscow’s Red Square at night with the walls of the Kremlin to the left

The Grand Choral Synagogue in St Petersburg

How many ways are there to use gold? A visit to Moscow and S...
Kurt Rosenburg and Stanley Cohen at a reunion many years after Kurt was taken into the family as a Kindertransport child.

Lord Attenborough (2007): His family took in Kindertransport youngsters. Photo Credit: www.flickr.com

Hush hush ... the Grand Hotel in Birmingham where the secret meeting was held. Photo Credit: Brittish Library-www.flickr.com

Few private individuals, especially young people, ever have ...

Coffee is, after petroleum, the second most commonly traded ...
The sounds of music ... the audience at the third Modiin Music Lovers Group

September 11: A date which usually brings a collective shudd...

It was Frank Sinatra who coined the phrase "The city that ne...
Marlyn Butchins with her beautiful quilts



The planning took six months … lots of meetings, tons of ema...
Baking dough on a Druze-type dome oven. Photo: Cecily Hanson

On October 29, a bus-full of keen ESRA travelers set off dow...
A lush green tunnel over the water

Five in the morning is a terrible time to be awake, with one...

 Fun, tasty and enjoyable . . . just some of the commen...
Tel Aviv 1968 ... Judith waves in triumph on the veranda of her newly-acquired flat in Bar Kochva Street

"You," Uncle Lew advised, unoriginally, "should become a tea...