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Our cookery expert Janine Levy presents a selection of festival recipes she describes as ‘Pesach friendly

There were so many food trends in 2017 – low carb, juicing, ...
Merle Jankelowitz ... never judgmental – ‘live and let live’ was her motto

Almost 49 years ago, we had the good fortune to meet as new ...
Lila Cohen ... dedicated member of ESRA’s Welfare Committee

Those of us who were fortunate enough to know Lila Cohen wer...
Photo by CPA of Miami

The 2018 U.S. and Israeli 'tax filing season' has commenced....
Bryna Franklin presented student Turu Tagao with an ESRA scholarship award in November 2017.

It's a daunting task to write Bryna's obituary. She had so m...

Long in the SleuthBy Carol Novis Published by Createspace, 2...

It’s like the Seinfeld Soup Nazi episode. Who’s going to blink first –me or the Israeli driver?

Recently I read an interesting article in Globes. The writer...
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

Pesach is a night of questions, but there is one we do not a...
The Beer Sheva ESRA committee (from left) Bob Gilmour, Chairperson Carole Rosenblatt, Susan Gross, Nona Abrahams and Sheila Warshawsky    Photos: Barbara Slater/Stephen Jacobs

Story time at ESRA’s Ramat Aviv branch

At the ESRA Ramat Hasharon Branch relaunch evening (from left) Steve Linde, Hertzel Katz, Ramat Hasharon Mayor Avi Gruber and his mother Irene Gruber

ESRA is different things to different people and it shows th...
The doctor ‘nose’ best ... Dream Doctor Mona Aliza (Ivonne Sharvit) with a child and parent at Soroka Hospital in Beer Sheva. Photos by Dream Doctors

Marcel Marceau

Dream Doctor DuSH (David Barashi) in Hadassah Hospital

Dream Doctors Fruma (Rotem Goldenberg), Professor Sancho de la Sponja (Yaron Goshen), Shemesh (Smadar Harpak) and DuSH (David Barashi) with children after the 2015 earthquake in Nepal

Clowns have been around for millennia. 5000 years ago pygmie...
Youngsters taking part in the event at the Toldot Raanana Center. Photos by Mike Shribman






Ida Copelovici with her certificate.

Cheryl Tuvyahu with the Mayor

On January 18th, the Education Department of Raanana Municip...
Now that’s magic ... Malcolm Solomon entertained the audience

Prize ... Marsha Ohayon’s bed rug

The Chanukah party started when Melvyn Sandler (chairman) we...

Modiin's popular Music Lovers Evening was hosted by Hilda Be...

Uber drivers are a special bunch. Unlike most taxi drivers, ...
Students of JAMD's Younes and Soraya Nazarian Program of Excellence in Chamber Music. Photos: Yonatan Dror

Double basses at the double ... Israeli and International students of JAMD

JAMD's production of Italian opera “The Coronation of Poppaea” by Claudio Monteverdi

Wine glasses, when clinked together, make a pleasant ringing...
At the ESRA Ramat Hasharon Branch relaunch evening (from left) Steve Linde, Hertzel Katz, Ramat Hasharon Mayor Avi Gruber and his mother Irene Gruber. Photos: Barbara Slater

Merle Guttmann (right) chats to a new immigrant at the Ramat Hasharon event

Ramat Hasharoniks enjoying being together at the ESRA evening on January 25 in Yad LeBanim. In the foreground are Shimshon and Joan Frankenthal and Avi and Joan Gover.

 Hertzel Katz' efforts to arrange an evening of former ...
On the breadline ... busy at work at the Abulafia Bakery in Jaffa.

Grandsons of the two parties to the contract holding the original agreement

The familiar site of the Abulafia Bakery in Jaffa

One of the most iconic places to visit in Jaffa is the renow...
Children wearing bar/bat mitvah T-shirts

November 2017: Bar/Bat mitzvah children with the President of Israel

A soldier helping a boy with tefillin

"Everything has an appointed season, and there is a time for...
Temple Court, Cathedral Road, Cardiff, Wales, seen from the west. Completed in 1897 as Cardiff United Synagogue but is now a secular office building. Photo credit: Josie Campbell via Wikimedia Commons

Children from Ethiopia and Russia enjoying themselves in 1994A summer camp organized by ESRA for new immigrants from Ethiopiaand the Former Soviet Union on the caravan site of Hatzrot Yasaf, near Acco

 Welsh Jews seek to trace history of their 250-year-old...
David Brownstein

My daughter recently attended a farewell party for a friend ...