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Unique mezuzah covers (18x2.5 cm) using traditional Ethiopian handcraft with a durable casing



The Embroidery Center of Sderot Translated from the Heb...
For many years, I served as a senior examiner for the nation...
Yossi and his dad, Kalman

Yossi meets President George Bush and Laura Bush at the White House, Washington DC

If Kerry Samuels, a nice (secular) Jewish boy from Vancouver...

I remember the first time I sang the Hatikvah after we made ...
Monument dedicated to the Australian Aboriginal Light Horse Troopers

Mark Pollard clothed in his grandfather's soldier uniform

Mark Pollard and Dalia Ayalon Sinclair at the unveiling ceremony

Photos by Dalia Sinclair OAM  "They" were "us" Living i...
Illustration: Liora Blum

In the ten years since I left Manchester to come and live on...
Photo by Sylvia Zhou on Unsplash

I first learned to drive when I was a young mother. Aft...




Degania can be seen in the background with pioneers crossing the Yarden by cart

The original settlement of Moshava Kinneret​. Ono the left is a tall building, called Beit Tridel, and it still exists.​

What an exhilarating experience to see our beloved Lake Kinn...
Photo By Sharon Bacher

From her veranda, Sharon contemplates the joys of nature and...

Filming "Moses the Lawgiver"  Imagine a British-Italian...
Laura on the balcony in the Yemenite Quarter, Tel Aviv

Trevor enjoying a quiet moment in Mitzpe Ramon

Eating hamantaschen in Toronto, Canada, missing Israel!

Laura in the Negev

My Experience as a Canadian Postdoc in Israel My wife Laura ...
Trenches running along the hillside at the Castel


Kiryat Anavim cemetery

Flatbed information boards along the trail

A dusty, twisting and turning path – the bushes and weeds on...
Interviewing a Palestinian near the Jewish settlement of Shaked in the West Bank

When living in Britain over fifty years ago I would have des...



Text & photos: By Lydia Aisenberg A visit to the memoria...
A British sextant used for navigation Credit:Eyal Amir/MadaTech)

Early telescopes in a display cabinet in the View of Science room (Credit: Eyal Amir/ MadaTech)

Swedish donor Harry Pommert (left) and his wife Eva with MadaTech officials at the opening ceremony in 2013 (Credit: Eyal Amir/MadaTech)

A remarkable collection of scientific antique instruments at...

 Our daughter and her husband have chosen to live a non...
Mike Amir in uniform

Mike Amir with Dalia Ayalon Sinclair

"How can I help you?" Vivian asked the British officer stand...
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...