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Happy in their work ... Kuchinate women busy crocheting various household objects

African asylum-seeking women gain empowerment in a Tel Aviv ...
Inge David receiving an ESRA Volunteers Award in 2016

Inge David taking an exercise class at the Vera Salomons Retirement Center, Kfar Saba

A clear lovely morning in mid-July I wake up happy, well res...

Illustration: Denis Shifrin Recalling the time a bunch of us...
The canyon approach to Petra (Photos: Mike Altman, Baruch and Mimi Tanaman)

The Treasury, Petra’s most famous facade

Ancient mosaic church-floor map detailing the columns along Jerusalem's Cardo

An oasis of souvenirs in the Wadi Rum desert

Sights of Petra, from simple homes to palatial tombs, all carved into the mountainsides

Echoes of ancient desert caravans

The whole happy ESRA group in Jordan's Wadi Rum desert

There are some countries that as soon as you enter, you feel...
Uzi Jona (right) with a Palestinian worker at the Amatzia Vineyards

Frank Mecklenberg with green table grapes at Amatzia

The wall between Israel and Judea

Story and photos by Frank Mecklenburg​ Gush Katif was a...
Memorial to the eight Jews killed by British soldiers in November 1945

Set in stone ... Yaacov Adato who was just 18 when he died with the others

An impressive memorial to eight Jews killed by British soldi...

I serve in your army. I'm officially Jewish. But because my ...



 Musical welcome for the New Year  THE STREETS of ...

"… And if I am for myself alone, what am I?" Ethics of ...
Gad Yacobi telling shtetl stories

HAIFA ESRA branch took a day off between the high&...

Tzvika Graiver lobbying the Knesset over driving licence examinations

King of the road ... LiAmi Lawrence with his driving licence document

KeepOlim "No Oleh Alone" Program ... Pesach with Olim from around the world and their Israeli hosts

Organization's aim is to keep immigrants from leaving Israel...
Ali regaling stories of Bedouin life

Descending carefully into Tel Sheva's reservoir

If ESRA Netanya's March trip to the Golan set out against a ...
Inconsolable ... tears for Ethiopian Solomon Teka

Translated from the Hebrew by Nina Zuck The protest followin...
The Star of Lithuanian Diplomacy, the highest Lithuanian medal of Diplomacy

Abel and Glenda Levitt with their children Ari, Sonya, Adam and Mia

The Lithuanian Embassy in Tel Aviv held a ceremony on June 5...
Capt. Eitan Fund shows the aerial view of the border fence between Israel and Gaza depicting agricultural fields on the one side and Rafiah on the other

Nitsana Darshan-Leitner ... spoke about asymmetrical warfare

High-profile conference speakers included (from left to right) Canada’s Stephen Harper, Israel’s Naftali Bennett, America’s Joseph Lieberman, and Australia’s America’s Joseph Lieberman Tony Abbott.

The two-day conference organized by Shurat Hadin in June 201...

Richard Kemp told the meeting: “The IDF should be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize” (Photos: Stephen Kliner)

Kay Wilson in Raanana reading an excerpt from her book about surviving terrorism and overcoming trauma

An evening with Col. Richard Kemp and author/tour guide/surv...
Sign in a rock commemorating the four Australian athletes who died in the 1997 Maccabiah Games bridge collapse over the River Yarkon

Where Israel's Jezreel and Bet Shean valleys become kissing ...

The Netanya Willing Hands organization was established in th...
Our friends in the North on a three-day trip to Israel's South

The interior of the Moshav Netavim Synagogue and visiting the Mishkan Hatchelet talit factory

At the old Beer Sheva Train Station and Under cover at Mamshit National Park

The Dead Sea Works and the lake at Yeruham Park

View over the Makhtesh Gadol from Har Avnon and our bus driver on track ... at the Arad Racing Track

 By: Frankie Cronin and Joy Kahan Our first 3-day trip ...
One of the ancient stones in the park in Talpiot, Jerusalem

A map in the concrete shows the route of the ancient water system

...dates back 2,000 years Early on a Shabbat afternoon in a ...