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The other day, lightning split the sky and thunder rolled ac...
Helen Osimo . . . textiles are in her DNA

A professional linguist, who is also a busy ESRA volunteer, ...

Friday is a special day, regardless, but when I know Uri's c...
The artist Joseph Bau (Photo: Wikipedia)

There are many unknown corners of interest in Israel. There ...
Replica of the shoe shop where Moshe Samter’s father worked until 1935

Edna Yahav, one of Moshe’s daughters who shows visitors round

A visitor looking at one of the miniature displays in the museum at Yokneam Illit

At the age of 95 Moshe Samter is still busy at work making his miniatures

Photos by Lydia Aisenberg One would hardly expect to fi...
Master potter Avraham Peled instructing a student in one of his wheel-throwing courses

Master class: Mario Rochine teaches the ceramic technique of mocha diffusion

Currently there is an Arts and Crafts movement sweeping the ...




Once upon a time, Dan Chill was a lawyer working on the ...
Exodus from Egypt in Days of Yorecosts NIS 150 available fro...
Micha creating a prayer wheel on his lathe

One of the completed prayer wheels


To the east of the dining room on Kibbutz Ein Hashofet, just...
Meryl Streep as the Witch in the movie version of Into the Woods (Flickr)

How is a musical featuring Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstal...
Walking through Jerusalem There is nothing on the linein thi...
Heaven has no blissLike winter's storm become spring.When th...
An Itzhak Perlman Klezmer album

Alicia Svigals

Clarinetist David Krakauer

 Klezmer music thrived in the Jewish world prior to Wor...
Crocus cup and saucer by Clarice Cliff

Celadon and tenmoku bud vases by Chris Keenan (Photo: Michael Harvey)

Chris Keenan (Photo: Sophie Massarella)

Chris Keenan’s ‘Abode of Stones’ iii comprising 21 pots and oval leather base (Photo: Michael Harvey)

I cannot remember a time when I was not in love with pots. I...
Seeds blow around the worldForever blowing, forever movingSe...


I have just finished reading two amazing novels, both writte...
This Narrow SpaceElisha WaldmanSchocken Books, New York 2018...
Promised Landby Martin FletcherThomas Dunne Books, St. Marti...
Thou Shalt Innovate - How Israeli Ingenuity Repairs the Worl...
ESRA Rehovot inaugurated the new season by hosting Larry and...

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