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Tunnel boring machine used in the Elizabeth line. Photo: Wolfgang Meinhart, Wikimedia Commons


A blaze of light . . . a night shot of London’s Canary Wharf. Photo: Diliff, Wikimedia Commons

Having lived in London for more than 30 years I am reasonabl...
Lunch ... Sheila and Eliezer Ottensooser at the Golden Dove Restaurant, Cannes

The Ottensoosers with Adele Rubin in May 1989 in the garden of their London home which overlooked the River Thames

Sheila Ottensooser with Mike Rubin at the entrance to St Paul de Vince in 2001

Adele Rubin (left) with the Ottensoosers in Cannes, June 2001

By Adele and Mike Rubin  Sheila Ottensooser died i...
Success for the team in Germany

The acrobatic trio of Romi Prital Ozeri with Rotem Birav and Noa Leon in action

Four generations of the Maddy-Ozeri family

The Snunit Acrobatic team from Modiin won 17 medals at the I...
The girls dressed for the occasion (Photos: Tal Zuck)

The trend today amongst our children and grandchildren is to...


Netanya's Carole Kaye is a great advocate of Facebook. She h...

He's loyal Loving Grateful Friendly Intelligent Understandin...

Dear ClaireMy husband and I made aliyah four years ago. I al...

Pumpkin flowers By Matti Friedman Non-Fiction, 242...
Carol Novis (right) with fellow bridge players at the Kfar Saba Bridge Club

The object of my affection is a constant source of delight. ...

We had another one of those false alarms on Friday in the lo...
Holocaust and Genocide Memorial grove, Sonoma State University campus

A few of the 460 ceramic memorial bricks under the railway tracks

Designed to honor survivors and victims of the Holocaust and...
Michael and Judy Copeland in 1968

Dr. Justin Phillips

At Sde Boker 1968 with Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion and Michael Copeland

1969: WUJS students go on an outing

People have often asked me how the WUJS Institute began, so ...
Dosa Bar (Photo: Amit Eli)

Photo: Shai Ohayon

Photo: Anatoly Mikhaelo

Photo: Fifi Polad

Photo: Amit Giron

Photo: Almog Dvir

Photo: Anatoly Mikhaelo

Photo: Victor Lavi

 Asian cuisine in Israel has had an interesting evoluti...
At the entertainment ... Irene Myron (left) with Barbara Blum

 ESRA's very own charismatic Barbara Blum invited us to...
A ticket to ride … Orna Shimoni of the Four Mothers movement and grandsons and (right) ESRA Yokneam branch coordinator Mimi Samucha waiting for the Peace Train at the Kfar Yehoshua-Yokneam station

M.K. Yehuda Glick, addressing the WWP in the Park Eucalyptus, Bet Shean

Give peace a chance...collective plea from WWP activists to Israel politicians

 During the Pesach holidays, over a thousand Jewish and...
Talya’s uncle Sidney Bensaid, who fell in the first battle of the Six-Day War

Talya Dahan (left) with her mother, Tsiona (center) attend the troops’ homecoming

Sidney Bensaid’s temporary grave at Beeri, before being transferred to Mount Hertzl

It was hot and dusty in Beersheba in late May, 1967. I had j...






 When speaking about distinguished athletic achievement...
1944: Mark Olds with (from left) Maria Schwartz, Madame Schwartz and Léonie Schwartz

1985: Maria (left) and Léonie with Mark

The Schwartz sisters in the 1940s

A reunion in Luxembourg in 1985 for Mark and Sally Wendkos Olds with members of the Schwartz family, including Maria and Léonie

A few years ago the writer reconnected with Maria, then aged 92, and met Maria’s daughter (left)

 In my last semester at Penn, I met the man I would mar...
Roman and Byzantine city with the high mound that was Biblical Beit She’an

Underfloor heating system at Beit She’an

With great excitement, I was awakened on Wednesday morning b...
Day of Liberation 1967: Day the Western Wall opened

Acrylic painting of the Day of Liberation with added interest


 Art work by Rona Harris reflecting scenes in Jerusalem...