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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...
Parents and students attend the presentation

Story and photo by Galia Peled  The official opening of...
Illustration: Denis Shifrin

It has been said that every marriage is a mixed marriage. Kn...



Netanya Hoops for Kids and the Barak Netanya basketball club...
Yeruham Park and Lake

Crocuses hidden between the rocks

The guide, Reuven, and hikers at the summit

Story and photographs by Steve Kramer  The ESRA Hiking ...
A Galilee boat altar in Magdala Church Photos: Mike Cronin

A mosaic in a side chapel inside Magdala Church

A fresco in Magdala Synagogue

The day benefited from glorious winter sunshine. The route t...
Photo: Nor Shaanani

Part one of the David Rhodes Israeli Wine Visitor Centers&nb...
Alan taking part in the triathlon

Temporary insanity? Ignorance? Mid-life crisis? All of these...
The memorial dreidel at Kibbutz Mishmar HaEmek

History on display for the kibbutz children of today ... in front of the water tower with the chanukiah on its crest

 Story and photos by Lydia Aisenberg Toddlers whoop wit...