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Some of the 230 people in the audience. Photos: Nathan Ginsburg

Gil and Nelly

Drawing the raffle on the night ... Hand-in-Hand Food Pantry Committee Rika Meyerowitz, Shiphra Davis, Hadassah Birnbaum and Marian Burck

 I am very happy and proud to report another magical Mu...
Ruchama Hillel and Peta Singer at the stall

For over 60 years the Jordan River has suffered from neglect...
Youngsters busy planting at Michmoret on Tu B’Shvat

ESRA's Project of Excellence at the Ruppin Marine Science In...

Door problem shows you should handle old receipts with care ...
Pamela enjoying a Japanese delicacy . . . locally-gathered wild vegetables. She says she was wearing both the kimono and the yakuta because she was freezing!   Photos by Pamela Levene





Before the seder began ... two families, both with an Israeli father and a Japanese mum


As a teenager I had many pen-friends. Amongst the exotic pos...
 The truism that you never get a second chance to make ...

Flasks and sandwiches for lunch

Enjoying the Turtle Walk

Ingredients for a successful morning for a very heterogeneou...
Photo: peasap-Flickr.com

"Music that's Band" was the theme for the February meeting o...
Photo Credit: Niranjan-Flickr.com

 In foggy marshes of distant lands, Or deep forests, or...
The monument at the corner of Ahuza and Hasharon, Raanana

Remembrance ... some of the names of those who fell defending Israel which are etched on the monument

Dawn breaks. It's chilly. The rising dew coats me with moist...
Photos: Avi Noam and Ardon Bar-Hama

Psalm 137 appears in Jewish prayer books as the preface to the ‘Grace After Meals’ on weekdays


We recently enjoyed the new exhibit at the Bible Lands Museu...
Granny 'Babu', Cynthia Barmor, with her 11th grandchild, son of Chaya & Ziv Glickman, born on 15/4/15, Holocaust Memorial Day

WELCOME TO ISRAELMiriam & Alan Lewis - UK NEW HOMES § He...
Photo: www.kevinandamanda.com

I love the inspiration to be found surfing online food blogs...
Illustrations by Denis Shifrin



Just over a year ago, I had one of the more frustrating week...
Hannah Baum ... meets many people and has little time to be idle

Born and educated in Melbourne, Australia, an enthusiastic m...
Herb Keinon with ESRA Modiin Co-chairs Jackie Klein (left) and Cynthia Barmor

A large turnout of over 80 people came to hear Herb Keinon, ...
Some of the children wearing their new cardigans

 Ita Weiner (who ran ESRA Raanana at Beit Fisher) start...
Prof. Myron Lieberman ... he came to Israel in 1971 for a year – and stayed

When I was approached by a colleague from Hefzibah, an Ethio...
illustration by Denis Shifrin

Did you hear about the man who forgot his zip code? An elder...
An original house at Mazkeret Batya.  Photos by Linda Glaser and Yael Meyer

A sculpture at Mazkeret Batya

Both angles ... the inside and the outside of a synagogue at Mazkeret Batya


Visitors study a preserved well

 On January 28 a busload of intrepid ESRA day-trippers ...