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An Officer Who Changed History

Mike-AmirMike Amir in 2012 when he was awarded a certificate of merit for his achievements in tourism to Israel
Mike Amir in uniform

Mike Amir with Dalia Ayalon Sinclair

"How can I help you?" Vivian asked the British officer stand...
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Doctor No

Doctor-No2Dr Harry Bloomberg ... wanted to make aliyah in 1949
A few weeks ago, I was talking to a friend of mine and as is...
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Israel Tractor Museum

TractorErez Milshtein guiding visitors around the Tractor Collection in the Museum of Agricultural Mechanization in Israel at Moshav Ein Vered
What a beast . . . the Bucyrus TD9 Tractor-Bulldozer

 Some folks collect coins, stamps, matchboxes, postcard...
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Memories of a New Life in Australia

PortersGrandma Ruti proudly holds her newest granddaughter, not yet a week old, father Eyal smiles at her, and mother Ayala gets a moment to relax
Leaya today, driving a tractor on a farm in the Jordan Valley as part of her National Service. She is still in the wilds, like where she was born.

Kangaroo Luka and her son pop out of the rain forest and hop onto the veranda for food

In the last few years our three children have turned us into...
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Italian Jews Who Trusted a Saint

assisi_20200623-102710_1Statue of St Francis of Assisi in the Museum of Memorial courtyard
Entrance to the Museum of Memorial

The printing press used to print the fake identity cards


Story and photos by Laurence Lebor In the last issue of...
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Fight to Save Me from Swine Flu

ECMOApril 2016: Jessica Dahan in the ICU, Netcare Milpark Hospital, South Africa
Jessica in 2017, a year after her illness

The ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) team from Johannesburg arriving to save Jessica´s life

Jessica leaving the ICU after being disconnected from the respirator and ECMO

In 2016, Jessica Bachmann Dahan, who was born in Copenhagen,...
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Legacy of Negev's Dr. Doolittle

5.1Reuven Yagil with a herd of Bactrian camels in Kazakhstan
Reuven Yagil with photographer Goel Drori at the source of the Blue Nile

Reuven Yagil in Kahzakistan with a sheep’s head given to an important guest so he will serve it to others

Reuven Yagil with two women during the Kahzaki new year

Dr. Doolittle from the Negev passed away – and fans the worl...
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Book Club – Celebrates 45 Years

7.1Celebrating their 45th year . . .Herzliya Ladies’ Book Club members line up





Sometime back in the late 70's, in Herzliya, a group of youn...
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Lea Goldberg 1911-1970

1.2Lea Goldberg’s portrait featured on the Israeli NIS 100 banknote
The poet Lea Goldberg pictured in 1946.

Next time you whip out a 100-shekel banknote take another lo...
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Unique Ethiopian and Bedouin Women

EmbroideryVisitors sit on chairs and floor cushions at the Bedouin Embroidery Center
The Gojo House, a mud and straw one-room Ethiopian hut

A bread similar to challah is baked for Shabbat

Learning Ethiopian dance

Debbie Efron translates for the sister of Maryam, Bat HaMidbar's founder

On an excursion with members and friends of Bet Israel Masor...
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Bike Ride Salutes Righteous Italian

bartali-2Getting medals in Assisi at the end of the ride. Laurence is on the far right
Cyclist Gino Bartali By Laurence Lebor in action in 1945 (Photo: Wikipedia)

Memorial plaque dedicated to Gino Bartali in Terontola

Riding up to Assisi

Last September I participated in a remarkable and inspiring ...
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Past Prevails in Indonesia

indonesia-3Old Torajan burial
Water buffalo intended to be sacrificed

Traditional Torajan baby graves a in tree

The Tau Tau carver at work

Indonesia is one of the most fascinating countries I have vi...
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Orchestra's New Jewish Director

orchestra-4The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra with Kirill Petrenko, their newly-appointed Jewish musical director (Photo: Stefan Höderath)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra’s musical director Kirill Petrenko (Photo: Chris Christodoulou)

Berlin Philharmonic has Jewish director ... and th...
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Enduring Power of Attorney

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Every family should have immediate access to certain critica...
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Love Story in The Era of The Satellite

1-5Maia and Herb on their first visit to Israel in 1984
Maia Age 6

Herb, age 6

Just married ... newlyweds Maia and Herb on their wedding day in 1978

When the stars come out And shine They burn so bright Drown ...
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German Memorial to My Grandparents

berlin-portraitIn front of the the photo of Elfriede and Julius Berg is their silver cup holder which was saved for 72 years.
The memorial stones unveiled to the Bergs in Berlin

Ralph Alon’s mother Margaret – the Berg’s daughter – and father Bill

Just over a year ago, I received a letter from someone in th...
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Our Cello Takes a Bow

CelloTaken at Purim . . . Luthier Avraham Regis Amar in his atelier, dressed as Sherlock Holmes with his pipe, cap and magnifying glass, looking for clues to discover what is wrong with the violin

When my daughter was 16 years old, she told us that she woul...
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Lupovici Cousins: Tragedy, Mystery

2.1Moshe Lupovici with his mother and sisters Gisele (left) and Sarah
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 ...
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Wines of the Golan

Golan-Wines
The entrance to Chateau Golan

Photos: Ofer Blanc In 1976, while Americans were celebrating...
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Thriving with Cancer

4.1 Something to shout about ... women at the 2019 Thrive Group Retreat held at Kibbutz Dalia
  A diagnosis of cancer is frightening enough, but...
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