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 "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...
Arromanches beach.  Story and photos by Adrian Wolff

Adrian Wolff in the Omaha US Military Cemetery.

A Verdun artillery bunker.

German Artillery at Cap Gris Nez housed in a concrete saucer capable of firing across the English Channel

German artillery battery facing seawards at Longues sur Mere

Pegasus Bridge at Benouville today

Le Coupule, housing the German V2 rocket launchers

The picturesque Belgian town of Bouillon

 In October 2015, I was one of the 33 ex-IDF officers (...

Here's the ideal man women should keep an eye out for A man ...

Figures of speech . . . so go figure! Paraprosdokians are fi...

"Do you play Negative Doubles?" asked my partner, with whom ...
Gee up ... tourists taking a ride in a Polish horse taxi Photos: Ruti Porter

Dressed in folk costumes, the dancers, singers paraded down the crowded main street, each group with its own band

A touch of glass ... the glass façade of Polin, the Jewish Museum in Warsaw

I was reluctant to go to Poland, but Ruti wanted the grandch...
Illustration: Denis Shifrin

 If you love words you'll love these "Lexophile" is a w...