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Raanana Concerned Residents (RCR) ... from left: Vic Essakow, Joel Klotnick, Mel Cohen and Stephen Kohn. Missing from the line-up is John Cohen

Electric bikes and scooters are a common sight on sidewalks ...

Yosef Halper's bookstore, half hidden in an alley off Allenb...
The countdown has started for boccia champ Nadav Levi pictured with his father, Shuki Levi

See: http://www.esramagazine.com/blog/post/lawn-bowls

Our heartiest congratulations go to Nadav Levi, Israel's boc...
Ringing up the changes ... how people used to make telephone calls in Israel, from public call boxes in the street. Photo by Anat Saragusti


Telephone tokens ... you had to buy them at the post office

Unforgettable times! It was 1966 or so. I had just come to I...
A walk on the wild side ... strolling through Ramat Menashe’s beautiful natural scenery.  Story and photos by Steve Kramer

Best foot forward ... enjoying the ESRA hike.

Prickly but pretty ... an example of cacti to be found in Ramat Menashe

ESRA had a beautiful hike in Ramat Menashe during the interm...
We’ve arrived ... Eitte and Morris Silber in Raanana

Fulfilling a lifetime's dream by making aliyah to join their...
Youngsters enjoying a game of table football at Neve ESRA

When ESRA Modiin decided in 2010 to adopt an afternoon care ...
Pull the udder one ... robotic cow milking at the moshav

Marsha Stein feeds a cow at the moshav in the Southern Golan Heights

Avnei Eytan, a religious moshav in the southern Golan Height...
Bonah and her Israeli passport

As of February 12, 2016 I have lived in Israel for two years...
Photo credit: Victoria Rachitzky Hoch- www.flickr.com

In Exodus 12, verses 1-13, God describes the details of Pesa...
Photos: Ilan Hirschowitz/Luba Zuk




Negev's Flowers As a teeny, tiny fragment The city sleep in ...
Photo: Avgar Idan

Writer Sarice Holley (in red top) with fellow rugby playing friends (from left) Roni Kipnis, Melanie Kraus and Michal Taraboulos. Says Sarice: “We all started playing at the same time five years ago in Jerusalem, and now we play in different teams.”

Keep on running ... Israeli children have taken up the sport of rugby

I was introduced to rugby five years ago by a flyer glued to...
The Elma Arts Complex Hotel at Zichron Yaacov

Thirsty work ... the statue which greets visitors to the hotel

Lily Elstein’s personal touch is evident in the restaurant

A stunning view from the hotel

And there it is - standing proudly in a verdant site located...
Eli Libenson and Suzy Kaplan on their wedding day

Suzy and Eli (holding their son Danny) with his parents, the Libensons

Eli and Suzy with her parents, Alyce and Lawrence Kaplan

Hugs ... Eli and Suzy

Every marriage is by definition an intermarriage, even if bo...
Above: the genuine British halfpenny stamp ... Below: the updated parody



The updated parody

King George VI and Stalin on the mock penny-halfpenny British stamp

In 1942, in blocks 18 and 19 in Sachsenhausen concentration ...
Israeli bowls champion Nadav Levi, ranked 9th in the world, taking part in a competition in Rio de Janeiro

Thinking about the next move ... Israel bowls champ Nadav Levi

The thought of lawn bowls conjures up the sedate sound of wo...
Aliza Shapiro in 1951

David Ben-Gurion signs the Declaration of lndependence. Photo: Flickr - Government Press Office

Aliza Shapiro pictured in 2013

My life changed during the night of October 29, 1947, as my ...
Guiding spirit Bella Bryks-Klein ... Yiddish is the most important thing in her life

As far as the eye can see ... books in Yiddish at Arbeiter-Ring Tel Aviv.

Another view inside Arbeiter-Ring ... with photographs, Yiddish magazines and pamphlets

In a gentrified part of modern Tel Aviv, not far from Rothsc...
We’ve made it! Jennifer and Michael Oliver in Nahariya


The Oliver family have said farewell to North Carolina, and the children enjoying their first Chanukah in Israel

It has been my dream to live in Israel from as early as seve...
A fun for all

The Students Build a Community Project in Neot Shaked starte...