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Some of the guests at the Independence Day gathering in Raanana: Marilyn Perl, Frances Solomonovitch, Illana Bank and Jennifer (Jen) Gompes

The chefs get ready to prepare the Yom Ha’atzmaut barbecue in Raanana: Spencer Jacob, Martin Perl and Elias McQuade

How did we celebrate Israel's 70th? On Independence Day an E...
Photo by https://torange.biz/fx

Plucky Israel has excelled at so many things and in so many ...



In the years I have been volunteering at an animal shelter, ...
The prisoners’ courtyard at Akko Prison

The gallows at Akko prison

The refectory of the Crusader Hospitaller fortress

Early on November 21, 2017, a day the weatherman had promise...
The coach party of ESRAmagazine folk on their day out make a visit to Israeli West Barta’a. Photo: Lydia Aisenberg

Lydia Aisenberg

 Readers of ESRA magazine are undoubtedly familiar with...
On the breadline ... busy at work at the Abulafia Bakery in Jaffa.

Grandsons of the two parties to the contract holding the original agreement

The familiar site of the Abulafia Bakery in Jaffa

One of the most iconic places to visit in Jaffa is the renow...
Children wearing bar/bat mitvah T-shirts

November 2017: Bar/Bat mitzvah children with the President of Israel

A soldier helping a boy with tefillin

"Everything has an appointed season, and there is a time for...
Tel Aviv’s famous promenade ... the tayelet

I'm having breakfast at a table for two, overlooking the Tel...
All smiles ... enjoying company in the coffee shop

That’s the style ... a visit to the hairdresser

Too many of us worry about eventualities that never happen a...
An agriculture lesson taking place at a youth village in 1966 Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Prelude: my father and I came to live in Israel in May of 19...
David Ben-Gurion and Golda Meir “wrapping” above King George Street First Knesset of Israel building in Jerusalem. It is undergoing renovation to become First Knesset Museum. Story and photos: Lydia Aisenberg

The 1959 State funeral of Knesset First Speaker Joseph Sprinzak

The open side of the ‘wrapped’ building where the main entrance and the Sprinzak poster are situated

Rabbi Yitzhak Nissim at the 1958 cornerstone ceremony of the Givat Ram Knesset

Members of the first Israeli Knesset (Parliament) were elect...
Zipporah’s mother, Selma J. Borowsky

One of her mother's letters home

"Letters from Jerusalem 1947-1948"

Anyone who has seen the movie or read the book Gone with the...
In memory of our son Yaakov Yehudah Frimer (ob”m)

Rav Aharon Lichtenstein ob"m (http://vbm-torah.org/archive/c...

The Weizmann Institute ... where the writer’s husband did his post-doctoral study. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Recently, I came across my diary from 1961, when Israel was ...
Retirement Home Beth Gil Hazahav Photo by David Shai wikimedia commons

 I push the hot water button on the water dispenser to ...
Guide dog puppies in training outside the Knesset. Photo: Eli Ben Boher. Courtesy of the Israel Guide Dog Center

Bracha ben Avraham with her dog Dinka, watched by ESRA members.

The ESRA June day outing took us to visit the Israel Guide D...
Star Trek fans will recognise this as a Gorn Photo: Kevin T, Flickr.com

Blessed are You our God, King of the Universe, who has provi...
Claire Rabin

It is vacation time again, the time when we start having a l...
Photo Credit: Airpix www.flickr.com

One of the tough things about grandchildren is answering tho...
Members of ESRA Ramat Aviv at the Weizmann Institute of Science and Technology in Rehovot


Inside the Weizmann home

On a very beautiful, but very warm July 4th morning, a full ...