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Parents Stand with Youth to Save Environment

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Children and parents holding a banner saying “Declare an Emergency Climate Crisis!”


You can't expect a mother to do nothing when her child's who...
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Israeli Artist David Sharir: Mosaics, Magic, and More

Sharir2 Detail of mosaic at Shalom Tower “Tel Aviv Jaffa Second Generation,” 1996
Detail of “Three Angels on the Balcony in Jaffa” — Oil on Canvas, 1996

The artist in his studio


Sharir with “Little Paradise in the Red Sea” — Oil with Gold Leaf

Photos: Liora Blum  The Dual Disciplines of David Shari...
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Windmills and Wire Wheels – Cycling in Holland

1-6 A reconstructed medieval crane in Alkmaar
The Herring Eaters of Katwijk

The best way to get around Amsterdam

A weekday cruise through the locks

Windmills at the Zaanse Schans park

Stephen Schulman: The Dutch version of “Too big for his boots” is “Too small for his clogs!”

Lunch break on the beach at Zandvoort

Holland is renowned for many things; amongst them are its ch...
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A (Rock) Star Is Born

star-is-born Gilad Ohayon performing Zahav at the Shirimon Rimon Music School Annual Singing Competition
Shirimon Rimon Music School Annual Singing Competition ...
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KitePride — A Project for Former Sex Workers

kite-pride-1 KitePride Co-Founder Tabea Oppliger with husband Matthias Oppliger CEO


"We don't need pity, we need jobs," a prostitute told Tabea ...
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A Beauty Contest for Holocaust Survivors?

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Photos by Yad Ezer L'Haver "A Beauty Contest for Holocaust S...
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Helen Suzman: Anti-Apartheid Activist

Suzman1 Nelson Mandela and Helen Suzman’s first meeting after Mandela’s release from prison in 1990

,After Nelson Mandela became President of South Africa, the ...
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Getting to Know Hof HaCarmel and Ramat Menashe

Lilies Sand Lily on cliff top overlooking Gador Beach
The intrepid hikers: Garry Bregman, David Raffel and Stephen Kliner

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Olive press at Hotem HaCarmel

Smiling for the camera: the hikers Stephen Kliner, David Raffel and Garry Bregman

Photos by Stephen Kliner, David Raffel, and Gary Bregman The...
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A Googley Good Evening

Brand Meir Brand, Google’s VP and Diector of EMEA
One hundred people recently logged in to a Zoom meeting with...
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Israel Baseball Team Heading to Japan Olympics

Baseball Team Israel, headed for Tokyo, after winning the Europe-Africa Olympic Qualifier in Parma, Italy, September 2019. Photo: Margo Sugarman
Ace pitcher Joey Wagman led a team effort that earned Israel its historic Olympic berth. Photo: Margo Sugarman


"There is baseball in Israel!" Team Israel general manager P...
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Natural Gas

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Renelle Joffe, holding the agreement, with Peter Ross, commercial advisor to the Israel Electric Company

A Panacea for Israeli Energy Market Two decades ago, I accep...
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Along Came a Hero

Along-Came-a-Hero Illustration: Liora Blum
Photo: Public Diplomacy Division, Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs

He rescued not only lives but faith in humankind as Arab wor...
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Three Book Reviews

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I've chosen to review these three books because after readin...
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Dreams Never Dreamed: A Memoir by Kalman Samuels

Shalva The Shalva Band performing at Eurovision 2019, Tel Aviv (Photos: Courtesy of Shalva)
Yossi and his dad, Kalman

Yossi meets President George Bush and Laura Bush at the White House, Washington DC

If Kerry Samuels, a nice (secular) Jewish boy from Vancouver...
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New Year Greetings 2020

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ESRA members wish family and friends a Happy New Year  ...
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When Moses Came to Eilat

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Filming "Moses the Lawgiver"  Imagine a British-Italian...
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A Love Story from Long-Distance to Zero-Distance

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Laura on the balcony in the Yemenite Quarter, Tel Aviv

Trevor enjoying a quiet moment in Mitzpe Ramon

Eating hamantaschen in Toronto, Canada, missing Israel!

Laura in the Negev

My Experience as a Canadian Postdoc in Israel My wife Laura ...
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My Grandfather's Shop

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Percy and Bertha Galkoff on their golden wedding in 1957

Are any of you readers ex-Liverpudlians? If so - and you're ...
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An Officer Who Changed History

Mike-Amir Mike 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-No2 Dr 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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