ESRAmagazine
Selfie of the two masketeers ... Lawrence and Glenis Bertfield

The Bertfields’ home overlooks road 4 in Raanana, and Lawrence took this photo on the eve of Seder Night showing no traffic in either direction. “An amazing sight,” he said

 It's been the strangest of times and the best of times...
Dr. Debra Gershov West ... on the front line

Cast your mind back to life BC – Before Coronavirus - when w...
What a beast . . . the Bucyrus TD9 Tractor-Bulldozer

 Some folks collect coins, stamps, matchboxes, postcard...
An Israeli girl has a Zoom chat with a Chinese youngster

COVID-19 has swept through Israel and is causing havoc with ...
Orr Joffe (right) handing out a gift and a personal greeting

Student Orr Joffe holding face shield clasps, printed on her 3D printer

Photos: Ilana Dedik The positive side of a crisis in Israel ...

Jackie Benson_with husband Mark in Cyprus, February 2020

Cyprus, February 2020

 Written before the lock-down in Israel It's March 15, ...

The trials and tribulations of getting published It is often...


How do you entice the children to wear face masks in an...

Yom Hashoah took place as Israel was still in "lockdown" due...

Taking a much-need walk during a long period of pa...
The Port of Eilat in the 1950s (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Israeli stamp honoring the Port of Eilat (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

The Port of Eilat from the east (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

I was between jobs in Jerusalem when the Yom Kippur War brok...
Touring the greenhouses at Talmei Yosef

Coo, look at that ... Candy Bliss, one of the members on the ESRA trip, who were invited to race homing pigeons at Shvil HaSalat, a demonstration farm

The memorial which stands in memory of the heroic Battle of Negba

Trippers enjoying a picnic in a sea of scarlet anemones (kalaniyot) at Be’er Marva

As I write, sitting in perfect self-isolation in my Netanya ...
All the information that was written on the envelope


I am a regular walker and like taking a route that goes thro...

On such a dark day is there room for consolation? ...
Translated from the Hebrew by Norman Silbert General The dec...
The Gojo House, a mud and straw one-room Ethiopian hut

A bread similar to challah is baked for Shabbat

Learning Ethiopian dance

Debbie Efron translates for the sister of Maryam, Bat HaMidbar's founder

On an excursion with members and friends of Bet Israel Masor...
A niece of Nora Leiczuk Goldfinger cuts the ribbon

Story and photos by Malcolm Mandel Golfer Mark Bloom is the ...
Head Coach Mohamad Rashwan with first grade children from Jisr az-Zarqa at the courts in Moshav Beit Hananya (Photo: Lee Wilson)

Amissa Jorban from Jisr az-Zarqa wins 2nd prize at Israel Tennis Centers’ Haifa junior tournament (Photo: Mohamad Rashwan)

  by Jane Krivine and Lucille Cohen A new ESRA program ...
Mel’s 28.5 cm long banana knife

I enjoyed David Chester's article "Going Bananas" (ESRAmagaz...

Michael Moss giving the presentation at the ESRA Tiberias / Jordan Valley meeting

Photos: Carol Eisenberg How many times have we driven around...