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The Times They Are A-Changin'   As we settle into ...
The exterior of the synagogue in Falticeni, Romania

The memorial for Jewish Heroes from WWI in the Suceava Cemetery, alongside the gravestone for the Jewish victims of the Zaharesti pogrom of July 1, 1940

On October 9, 1941 – an important date in Holocaust history ...

And the river flows…I love the rain, the storms. I suppose i...
The Sderot UN youth team

Herb Levine founded Sderot Young Leaders in 2008 to help emp...
The Seven Species. Photo Wikipedia

What about the wine in the land of milk and h...
Michael Herman is Captain Von Trapp and Netta Druckman (with guitar) plays Maria with the “Von Trapp children” in LOGON'S “The Sound of Music”. Photo: Avital Cohen

Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer (left) were in the box office hit movie version in 1965

Mary Martin (above) starred in the first Broadway production of The Sound of Music in 1959

Theodore Bikel starred in the first Broadway production of The Sound of Music in 1959

The hills are alive. And so, happily, is The Sound of Music,...

What made today successful you may ask? I received calls bot...
Photo: Wiki Commons

Happy 2020! It's around this time of year where the resoluti...
Rothschild Boulevard Tel-Aviv. Image PikiWiki

A convenient place to sit down When your thirst you are long...
 I thought and thought but could not know what joy to m...
Channi Hurwitz ... a sister, a friend, an extraordinary confidante

Channi and her husband Bernard, with their grandson Avishai Michael at his wedding in Kfar Chabad, February 2019

October 2000: ESRA on the Hilla Bagalil Walk for Women’s Health (from left) Marigold Bergman, Channi Hurwitz, Merle Guttmann and Rika Meyerowitz

ESRA outing organized by Channi Hurwitz with Russian olim. Channi is second on the left

We are sad and dismayed to announce the sudden passing of ou...
The Knesset building in Jerusalem

by Alex Rose "It's easy to forget, but important to remember...

Kit Harington who plays Jon Snow in Game of Thrones Photo: Flickr

Boats moored in the medieval town of Budva

Central Split along the Riva promenade

Sandwiched between a visit to Venice and Florence, my friend...
Dr Bernd Wollschlaeger


"Abba, mi haSaba sheli?" (Daddy, who was my grandfather?). A...
Photo: Wikipedia

Gregory Lev, a musician in Bernie Marinbach's Klezmer trio, playing his fiddle at the ESRA Short Story Event, May 2019. Photo: Yoav Cohen

"Stempenyu: A Jewish Romance" by Sholem Aleichem (Solomon Ra...
Elad Shippony... show writer and lead actor

​You've no doubt heard the term the wandering Jew, but are y...

Imagine you or a loved one is experiencing a few, or all, of...
The memorial to Hannah Senesh at Sdot Yam

Hannah Senesh . . . executed by the Gestapo

Sculpture on a wall in Sdot Yam

Kibbutz Sdot Yam is packed with physical beauty, incredible ...
David E. Kaplan

Every year, Time magazine highlights the best inventions tha...

Portrait of the writer as a young boy

Carl Hoffman in Borneo

Carl Hoffman teaching at a refugee camp in the Philippines

Carl Hoffman (far right) pictured in 2019 at one of the regular ESRA Editorial Board meetings

 IN MEMORIAM Rabbi Stewart Weiss The mystics of Kabbala...

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