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Be Cautious - but Don’t be Afraid

assuta-ashdod-2Samson Assuta Ashdod University Hospital ... serves the needs of 500,000 residents (Photo: Eyal Toueg)
Dr. Debra Gershov West ... on the front line

Cast your mind back to life BC – Before Coronavirus - when w...
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History Repeats Itself

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Sam and Fanny Lipshitz ... he succumbed to the Spanish Flu

With the current coronavirus world pandemic, many info email...
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Award for Naomi Stuchiner

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Social distancing at a simchah …. Naomi and Tuvia Stuchiner at the recent wedding of their granddaughter, Noa​

Beit Issie Shapiro ... challenging time dealing with the pandemic

This year, Naomi Stuchiner, the founder of Beit Issie Shapir...
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Around The World in 79 Days

vietnamA big hand ... the Golden Bridge in Da Nang, Vietnam
Shlomo feeds a wallaby in Brisbane

Graffiti on a water cistern at Tauranga, New Zealand


Monkey Forest near Ubud in Bali

Gorge-ous ... Taroko Gorge near Hualien, Taiwan

Samurai fight at the Samurai Museum, Tokyo, Japan

I always dreamt of repeating the feat of Phileas Fogg in Jul...
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Nurse Paid the Ultimate Price

Alice3Alice Wolowitz (second left) with her father, Hershel, in front of his dry goods store
The cover of John Barry’s book The Great Influenza

Alice Wolowitz

Alice’s brother Norman Wall (left) and his nephew Melvin Wall

Alice Wolowitz’s final resting place

A granite bench in Kehilat Israel cemetery dedicated to Alice’s memory

Photos and research: Jay Wall For millions of Americans, the...
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Where Voodoo Weaves Magical Spell...

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In Togo woman were seen carrying more than 40 kilos on their heads

In the Fetish Market was a large display of dried animal heads – dogs, cats, monkeys, cobras, rats, ox horns and snakes. Many see it as a hospital or pharmacy

My journey deep within mysterious West Africa While searchin...
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Feeding 175,000 People Every Week

Inge2Masked Up... Charlotte Kuritzky (left) and Inge David volunteering at Leket in Raanana
Packing celery into boxes

Inge sorting the carrots at Leket

The original title of this article was to be "A Day in the L...
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Ancient Site Brought Back to Life

1.1The mosaic floor inside the villa of the Cohanim at Magdala
Synagogue pillars used as a defensive wall

Steps to the mikvah at Magdala

Menorah on Magdala Stone


The short paperback Jewish Magdala: The Pompei of Galilee wa...
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Retirement Facilities: Legal Guide

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Translated from the Hebrew by Norman Silbert General The dec...
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ESRAmagazine Short Story Competition 2020

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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES   Your story can be true or ...
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Volunteering in Dunoon

Volunteering-1A touch of class . . . Shay Ohana, front and center, with some of her wards in the township of Dunoon, Cape Town
The township of Dunoon

Shay Ohana hugs the school principal

An Israeli flag painted on the school wall – with Shay’s name added

Recently I had the pleasure of meeting Shay Ohana, the ...
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Environment Meets Economics

Tomer-2-1Dr. Tomer Fishman
By Trevor Janes with the help of Laura Brown People see sust...
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1969's Mixed Bag of Pickles

pickles-2In amongst the lemon trees ... (from left) Brian Kaplan, Livia Edelstein, Stephen Schulman. Les Mirkin on the ladder and the upraised hand holding a cigarette would belong to Alan Michaels, resting his head on Livia. The picture was taken by Robin, our ulpan photographer
Before going out to the orchards for the morning citrus picking, Brian Kaplan and Stephen Schulman, with the ‘infamous’ Flash, relax on the kibbutz lawns

 The morning of the 2nd February 1969 dawned. Amongst a...
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South Tel Aviv ‘Village’

tel-aviv-village-1Inside the Orot Shaul Yeshiva
A children’s park near Dizengoff School

Construction in Shapira Neighborhood is underway, encouraged by Tel Aviv Municipality

An entry gate to Dizengoff School, award-winning school recognized by the Ministry of Education

Story and photos by Akiva Herzfeld With a skyline of do...
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Wise Words From my Zeide

Zeide-3Good advice from the author’s zeide
My zeide was a "real" zeide. He was no "zaydee," as so many ...
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Golfer Mark Beats the Odds

Mark-dominoes-2Mark Bloom (second right) enjoying a game of dominoes with his friends
Swing time ... Mark in action

Mark with a golfing trophy

In the early 1960's, a group of four boys from Liverpool, En...
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The Hadera House that Shakes

ShakersJust some of the 26,000 salt and pepper sets at the house in Hadera.


Shakers created by Jewish detainees in Cyprus

Photos by Lydia Aisenberg The private abode of a former Isra...
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RRIS at IDC Success Story

1-1Jonathan Davis, Head of RRIS & Vice-President for External Relations (back row, third from left), with some of the South Africans studying at IDC, February 2019
When asked by Professor Uriel Reichman, Founder and Presiden...
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Carl Hoffman 1952 - 2019

Carl-HoffmanCarl Hoffman ... unpretentious and eminently accomplished

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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Kibbutz Building’s Tragic Past

The walls come tumbling down ... demolition of the building in December 2019
Kibbutz founder Kuba Doron breaking rocks for construction. The picture was taken in 1926 when the members were working on the building of the road to Afula – but Doron did the same thing again in the early 1930s to build the children's house

The dreidel memorial and name plaque in a rock commemorating the children who died, behind the concrete dreidel

A bleak day ... the extensively damaged children’s house after the 1948 Chanukah bombing

Story and photos by Lydia Aisenberg Almost a decade aft...
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