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Students Build a Community veterans share experiences with students about to embark on the new SBC project

Sharing success  ESRA's flagship project, Students Buil...
Uzi Jona (right) with a Palestinian worker at the Amatzia Vineyards

Frank Mecklenberg with green table grapes at Amatzia

The wall between Israel and Judea

Story and photos by Frank Mecklenburg​ Gush Katif was a...

An Avoidance play is a technique whereby declarer, given a c...
Memorial to the eight Jews killed by British soldiers in November 1945

Set in stone ... Yaacov Adato who was just 18 when he died with the others

An impressive memorial to eight Jews killed by British soldi...

I serve in your army. I'm officially Jewish. But because my ...
Swedish activist Greta Thunberg (Photo: Wikipedia)

The youth climate change demonstration in Tel Aviv Rothschild Boulevard

A protester with the words “I want to live” etched on her face

Photos: Strike for Future Israel It's sexy, it's cool; the i...
Kinneret Zohar-Lahav ... has a wide scope of subjects


No-one tells them better than historian Kinneret It was cher...
Top: Bobby Darin, Ringo Starr, Roberta Flack, Paul Simon Bottom: ,Abba, Helen Reddy and Willie Nelson

All Photos: Wikipedia Some slipped discs! Bobby Darin's: "Sp...



 Musical welcome for the New Year  THE STREETS of ...
Room with a phew!

Flushed with success ... the renovated bathroom

Work in progress ... removing walls and widening doorways

Circumstances dictated that we moved on. If you're thin...

 The Bar Sagi Young Poets' Prize Poetry competition in ...
Zvi Brenner in the Special Night Squad

Zvi Brenner with Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion

Family man ... Zvi with his children

Zvi with Orde Wingate’s son Jonathan at a memorial to Wingate in Kochav HaYarden

Who helped shape the birth of our nation  Photos from t...

Kol Zchut – "All Rights" - is a website giving informat...
The Museum wing named after Sammy Ofer (Photo: Lydia Aisenberg )

The bust of Israeli shipping magnate Sammy Ofer in the National Maritime Museum, London (Photo: Flickr)

During a recent sojourn to London, I included a visit to Gre...

Insurance request posed a problem I had an interesting reque...
Amos Guetta, one of the leaders of the Libyan Jewish community, in the Beit El Synagogue in Piazza Bologna, Rome

Beit Knesset Beit El interior, Givat Olga

Enjoying a helping of mafrum

Story of the Jews of Libya   In Italian author Pri...






Grant and Daniella Crankshaw of Center Stage in Raanana

'Beautiful' article in your magazine remembered Lori &n...
The Hebrew name of Adonai, inscribed on the keystone of the Santa Fe cathedral at the request of a major (Jewish) benefactor

Typical Pueblo Indian-influenced architecture in Santa Fe

The Western movie style lobby of the venerable El Rancho Hotel in Gallup NM, reminiscent of a fancy ski lodge

When Jordi was just ten years old, his grandfather said, "Th...
One of Donald Silverberg's paintings




 A late start in learning how to draw and paint has giv...
"My beautiful boat Eagle III"

Eagle III at her moorings

On December 15, 1986, Eagle III put out to sea from Cape Tow...