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 She was in the bathroom, putting on her makeup, under ...
Hindu temple in Singapore

Gardens at Flower Dome

Jurong Bird Park

Merlion, the official mascot of Singapore

 In my many trips to the Far East, while flying to my d...
1965 Jordanian stamp depicting a dagger in memory of the Massacre at Deir Yassin without mentioning Israel on the map (photo: Lawrence Fisher)

Lawrence Fisher ... stamp collector

Lawrence Fisher isn't your ordinary stamp collector. He was ...

In my article in ESRAmagazine #195, I described how my late ...
Illustration by Daniel Morgenstern

Illustration by Daniel Morgenstern Every time she mentions t...

Laws unto themselves Law of the Theaters & Sports Arenas...
Len Sirowitz sketching at a San Miguel art course

A praying mantis in stained glass

Hats and baskets for sale in the market

All that glitters . . . pieces of jewelry made by Herb Hahn

The three Amigos in San Miguel de Allende (from left) Irwin Levenson, Herb Hahn and Stan Goldberg

Our friends Vivienne and Irwin kept raving about San Miguel ...

Surely a 'clerical' error On the morning of Rosh Hashanah, R...
A sketch of Ronny Golding drawn 60 years ago by Jock Leyden, whose cartoons appeared in the Natal Daily News for more than 60 years

It started more than twenty years ago. Nick and I had a regu...
In this article, I have chosen to respond to respond to comm...
Mike Porter enjoying his Greek holiday

Our Greek holiday began smoothly. July 13: we – grandfather,...
Suzy saw me. It was love at first sight and they took me home

I was born in China; my body was assembled by various worker...
Depicting the 1960s and the famous Post Office Tower which opened in 1965

Stand and deliver . . . the postal past

Modes of transport

How the delivery of mail changed over the years

Penny Black was the world’s first adhesive stamp

Story and photos by Lydia Aisenberg A visit to the Postal Mu...
General view of the Lower Himalayas

A Tibetan student

The meal at the Chabad House

Dumplings ...Tibetan street food

The colorful lobby of the hotel in Mcleodganj, a village next to Dharamshala

Story and photos by Marion Stone After travelling all d...
Thumbing a lift: A young Mike Porter in France

Oslo 1955: “I meet my first Israelis,” says Mike Porter who took the photo

The winter of 1955 was a hard one, even for Europe. Blocks o...
Uzbekistan woman in traditional clothes

Bukhara Jewish children wrote this for Rosh Hashanah. Photo: Esther Eliad

As a child, I eagerly swallowed up the stories of Scheheraza...
Illustration by Denis Shifrin

 If I'm honest with you I have always been more of a sp...
The last two months has seen the passing of Gert Guttman and...

Yes or no? Dilemma of a marriage proposal He was a widower a...
Pompei inspired painted tiles

Rooftop Biblical hideaway

In the heart of Cardiff, the capital of Wales, sits an impre...