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Suellen Zima . . . wanted to be part of the aliyah of Ethiopian immigrants

I was an immigrant in Israel from 1983 to 1989. When the mag...

Minchah in the New Synagogue at SodaStream

Time for prayers in the Muslim Men’s Prayer Room

Happy in their work . . . Jewish and Arab employees of SodaStream

Photos: Alan Stein In a fortuitous twist of fate, a change o...

To celebrate Israel's 70th anniversary, tour guide ONNIE SCH...
Susita ... still standing. Story and photos by Lydia Aisenberg

Waiting for restoration

Walking the Roman road

Perched 350 meters atop a strategic hill overlooking the eas...
Photos: Dennis Kaliser



Once again ESRA succeeded in organizing a wonderful visit to...
Speaking at the Weizmann dialogues (from left) Elkan Levy, Rachel Weizmann, Howard Epstein and Barry Shaw Photo: Glenis Bertfield

On the eve of the 70th anniversary of the birth of the Jewis...
Mike Altman

Before my wife and I found ourselves in Israel, we were livi...
Logo: Wikimedia Commons

The memory is so vivid. It's like it was yesterday. I was on...
Photo credit: Alpha Stock Images

As Israel reaches its 70th birthday, some will inevitably ob...
Henna

It was several weeks after my arrival in Israel that my newl...
Templer buildings in the Sarona colony on Kaplan Street before final restoration.   Photo: David Shankbone Wikimedia Commons

Children of the Templers

Hotel Fast in Jerusalem ... with a swastika flag flying

Bethlehem of Galilee. Photo: Hoshvilim, Wikimedia Commons

I joined the tour of Sarona organized by ESRA Kfar-Saba/Hod ...
The Memorial of the Kibbutzim on the Menashe Hills.     Photos & text: Lydia Aisenberg

A tank tread memorial to a fallen soldier near Kibbutz Beit Hashita in the Jezreel Valley

Almost two and a half thousand Israeli soldiers died in the ...
Cyclamen. Text and Photos by Pamela Levene

Tulip

Dawn was breaking. It looked as if it was going to be a beau...
Nahal camp at Korazin on the northern shore of the Kinneret – building the infrastructure of Moshav Almagor

The writer aged 19, a kibbutz volunteer

On a sultry July day in 1959, I sat on a rock by David`s Tom...

To see a world in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flo...
The Hankins’ house perched above Gideon's spring at Ma'ayan Harod. Photos by Stephen Kliner

Tour guide Stephen Kliner

Arrow slit at Belvoir constructed of local basalt and limestone from nearby Gilboa.

ESRA tour members in front of the Hankins’ tomb

How do you relate a history scanning nearly 4,000 years or m...
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...
Illustration: Denis Shifrin

Two taxi drivers, Sam and Lennie, had been competitors from ...
The serenity of Tiberias   To celebrate Israel’s 70th anniversary, tour guide ONNIE SCHIFFMILLER describes some of Israel’s gems, both famous and hidden. They are divided by region and highlight restaurants, hikes (some wheelchair-accessible), cultural venues, workshops, and even a little shopping. So, pour yourself a glass of local wine, get comfortable in your favorite chair, and savor the ideas.

Familiar panorama of Tel Aviv

The North Home Hospitality Whenever people ask me why I love...
Characters Srulik and Handala arm in arm ... Lydia Aisenberg at the Wall

In the days when some political cartoonists risk their lives...