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Carol Novis (right) with fellow bridge players at the Kfar Saba Bridge Club

The object of my affection is a constant source of delight. ...

We had another one of those false alarms on Friday in the lo...






 When speaking about distinguished athletic achievement...
Sawyer, Maia’s ‘chief advisor’ . . .

The most delightful thing about being a new immigrant is tha...
Saying it with flowers . . . a graduate from Kyoto University

A shinto shrine on an island outside Tokyo

In the Pachenko gaming shop at 7.30 pm in the business district of Tokyo

A Japanese shrine

We hadn't booked the holiday; we never intended to go, but s...
A Scottish piper plays the bagpipes

At the Glenfiddich whiskey distillery

My wife and I took the low road* to Scotland. I don't really...

 "Goodbye, KNP. You will always be my first true love"....
Illustration by Denis Shifrin

My first time traveling to Israel was as a 23 year old Jewis...
The view from a window overlooking the Bay of Kotronas

The nuns of Mistras go out for a walk – a queue of cats will join them shortly. The plains of Sparta are visible in the distance

Photos by Ruti Porter When the kids were small we'd all go i...
Jewish presence can be felt even in the most remote areas of the world ... the Gulfoss waterfall which looks to be shaped like the State of Israel

A restaurant in the village of Husavik ... with a familiar symbol on the wall

Story and photos by Debbie Sinai Well, nearly. It is as clos...

There came a moment when stomach couldn't put up with it any...
Leon Moss and his wife Ann having fun at this year’s Purim party at their retirement home

When do Golden Agers make the leap into Old Agers? I've been...
Getting the lowdown on Jewish Portugal at the exhibition

Japan’s Jewish links were promoted at the tourism show

Bringing a musical mix to the Tel Aviv event

Photos & text: Lydia Aisenberg The Israel Tourism Exhibi...
Quaint . . . exterior of Pollock’s Toy Museum in Scala Street, London

Screen puppits at the museum

The good old days ... a theater poster of yesteryear

Curtain up ... some of the toy theaters that can be seen at the museum

Text & photos: Lydia Aisenberg I have a 'thing' for tedd...

In my previous article (ESRA 187), I explained that I seldom...
Touch of class - or all present and incorrect

 Registry on the first day back at school in ENGLAND, t...
Guy in action at Sharon Park in South Tel Aviv. Photo: Elad Nissim

Guy and his ‘trophy cabinet’

An impressive series of victories has led Guy Firer, aged 19...

For these senior moments we should all be grateful Most seni...

 There is a tried and tested bridge adage: "Bid your ow...
Illustration by Denis Shifrin

How the London Times reported the tartan story

While Britain is immersed in arguments for and against Brexi...