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Weeding cotton at Ma’ayan Baruch during the Six-Day War

I think it's fair to say that for the majority of volunteers...
Sawyer, Maia’s ‘chief advisor’ . . .

The most delightful thing about being a new immigrant is tha...
Israeli helicopter flying over Kibbutz Ma’ayan Baruch

Entrance to the Ma’ayan Baruch shelter

Syrian shells landing near Ma’ayan Baruch . . . a photo taken from the entrance to the kibbutz shelter


The dramatic photos shown here were taken during the Six‐Day...
Volunteers busy clearing the trenches

Volunteers picking fruit at one of the orchards at Ma’ayan Baruch

I was 22 and very busy creating a crucially important step i...
Talking politics ... Prof Mordecai Keder with Evelynne Cherny (left) and Cynthia Barmor, chair of ESRA Modiin

Part of the large audience listening with enthrallment to Prof Kedar

With a record number of people attending, our Modiin branch ...
Illustration by Denis Shifrin

My first time traveling to Israel was as a 23 year old Jewis...
Canaanite gate at Megiddo

At the Carmelite monastery ... a statue and (Below) one of the attractive gardens

Inside the water tunnel

Our final stop, was at the Muhraqa Carmelite Monastery in the Carmel mountains near Haifa

Story and photos by Yael Meyer "Kalaniot" (anemones) come in...
The cover of Arnold Sherman’s book, showing a Herard Aircraft of Arkia coming in to land at Eilat

Airport as developed by Arkia at Santa Katarina

The Monastery of St Katherine in Sinai

The township of Ophira developed accommodation for tourists

A message on Facebook on the Israeli Lovers of History site ...
Machalniks: Mainly English-speaking crew members of the Ben Hecht (K24) at Haifa port in 1948 where the boat was docked. Moshe is second left, front row.

Moshe Feingold on the upper deck of the K24 at Haifa port. 

Subscription card with payment details

Jewish Legion subscription card

Moshe with Dave Fisher in Haifa

1948: Moshe (far right-center) when President David Ben-Gurion (front row) honored the fleet with a visit

 MARCH 1948 I was a sixth-form 17-year old Manchester G...
Dedication to Sir Moses Montefiore at the entrance of Ohel Moshe

The ornate and striking exterior of Ades Synagogue in Jerusalem

The Ark inside Ades Synagogue

President Yitzchak Navon's family

Story and photos by Ruth Corman One of the most fascinating ...
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...

Ishmael Khaldi with his mother and father

A nephew of the Khaldi’s embracing a kid

The kindergarten in the village

North west from the roof the Khaldi family home.

Story and photos by Linda Glazer After accepting Ishmael Kha...
Illustration by Denis Shifrin

Act of kindness that put burglary into perspective "Where ar...
Living on the crater’s edge, writer Talya Dunleavy felt a connection to ancient times

Photos: Tiki Ozer Let me take you to one of the most enchant...
Story and photo by Sue Joffe "Israel sits on the junction of...
Talya and her sisters, Anat and Asnat, their mother, Tsiona Dahan, her cousin Noam Bensaid eating his ice-cream in Mitspe Ramon in 1961. Noam still lives there

Writer Talya Dahan Dunleavy is on the far right with her sister, Anat, alongside

Of all the women and men that I have met in my life, it was ...

 I wasn't hip – but neither was I a geriatric! Some yea...
The Rana choir of Jaffa




People who sing in choirs speak of the joy they experience i...

After living in Israel for a year, driving here on a US driv...
Entrance to the Second Temple necropolis of Bet She’arim in the Lower Galilee’s Jezreel Valley. Story and photos by Lydia Aisenberg

The Sarcophagi of the Nikes

Israeli craftsman Ori Shefer painstakingly repairs cracks in the walls.

Hewn out of a crop of hills in the western portion of the Je...