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1961: Giora Fried as a patrol boat officer

Reunion ... Giora with Paul Weil

Giora Fried ... received a phone call from a stranger in 2007

Giora Fried with his aunt in 1949

 As so many ESRAmagazine readers know, the Raanana ESRA...

 I grew up in America in synagogues using the Ashkenazi...

 In May in Herzliya Cynthia Maresky gave an excellent t...

The hardest thing in life to learn is which bridge to cross ...
The lid of the tin which dates back to 1950

Scenes on the tin . . . working in a foundry and an Israeli Navy officer with a sexton

Vintage chocolate tins show Israeli scenes and traditions St...

 On the eve of the Tisha B'Av fast, we chanted Lamentat...

 Rav Ashi was one of the two editors of the Babylonian ...




There are so many special items that are associated with our...
Five cyclists from Israel at the start in Berlin: Daniel Cavenor, Richard Szental, Laurence Lebor, Paul and Nadav Alexander

Prince William listens as Henry Foner, another Kindertransport survivor, tells him his story

Prince William meets Paul Alexander at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem

Making tracks . . . Paul Alexander and his son, Nadav, on the bike ride

The writer’s husband, Laurence Lebor, crosses the finishing line in London

 This November it will be 80 years since the Nazi pogro...

1973: The Who in their heyday (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

This is an elaboration of a Yizkor sermon I presented to my ...
Genealogist Aviad ben Izhak

Lt. Col (res) Aviad ben Izhak is a professional genealogist,...
Shul’s damaged doors (Photo: Alan Stein)

Flashpoint Overnight last Shabbat our synagogue was vandaliz...
Remembering . . . lighting candles at the joint ceremony in Modiin

Speakers Edie Kalib (left) and Chaya Subar

Members of ESRA Modiin and Hadassah joint event committee with speakers. Seated (second left) is Modiin’s Deputy Mayor, Shlomo Pazzy

They did it again. In another show of community solidarity, ...

 We were "floating" down the rivers of Europe on a love...
A small fishing boat with escaping Jewish refugees having crossed into Swedish sea and therefore daring to come up on deck to see Sweden's coast on the horizon (Picture is part of Paul Pinchas Melchior’s PowerPoint presentation)

1945: Werner Bachmann (center) with brothers Paul and Robert in Stockholm, before departing to liberated Denmark. Below: Werner today

Public announcement in Danish and German from chief commander of German military occupation forces about martial law as of 29th August, 1943

40 years ago Israel commemorated the rescue with a stamp

Field Marshal Montgomery, liberator of Denmark 4th May 1945 is cheered in Copenhagen after the liberation (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ywBbZybLys)

It is now 75 years since my family and I together with about...
Brenda Delano with Nissim Moses

A taste of the East

Nissim Moses came to introduce us to the Customs and Holiday...
A synagogue in the Babylonian Heritage Center in Or Yehuda. Photo: Ayelet Shemesh

The exterior of the Heritage Center has a Moorish influence Photo: Yehuda Katz

A market scene in the Heritage Center. Photo: Susan Lurie

The Rehovot ESRA branch had an outing to the Babylonian Jewr...
In October 1943, these two Danish fishermen made about 10 night-time crossings from Copenhagen to Sweden in boat K1657 with two or three Jewish fugitives each time hidden under herring nets. As October was the peak season for herring, nocturnal fishing trips didn’t raise any suspicions

Arne Rabuchin ... one of the youngest Holocaust survivors in Israel today

What can be said about the Holocaust that has not already be...
President Pertini (left) listens as Bernardo Grosser reads inscription. On the right: Iso Doron, who was saved by DELASEM in 1941.

Dante Almansi, president of the Union of Italian Jewish Communists

Villa Emma in the village of Nonantola

Lawyer Lelio Vittorio Valobra and Bernardo Grosser in Switzerland in 1944

Exterior of Bernardo Grosser’s home in Sokolov Street, Jerusalem.

Settimio Sorani, the head of Rome DELASEM

DELASEM national director (left) with Bernardo Grosser and a refugee at a train station. “He who saves a single life saves the entire world” – The Talmud

From Hitler's rise to power in 1933 until the early 1940's, ...