ESRA Magazine
Illustration by Cookie Moon

I pull my mask down for a sip of water. The Delta variant is...
Anat Harrel standing in one of the rock-hewn Mikvaot

Stone doors at the entrance to the necropolis at Beit Shearim

Menorah in a tomb at Beit Shearim

Carvings on a sarcophagus

A trip organized by the Karmiel-Misgav Branch By Joy Kahan a...
Open-air pools of hot mineral water

Text and Photos: Lydia Aisenberg There is something surreali...
Gaby Shefler with his grandchildren

Text and photos by Ruth Corman Less than five minutes' walk ...
Photos by Sue Joffe

View of the Old City

The Western Wall

What a chance to explore some of the places I have had on my...
Text and photographs: Lydia Aisenberg Wedged between two flo...

"There's a whole world out there, right outside your window....
The intrepid hikers: Garry Bregman, David Raffel and Stephen Kliner

Nahal Hashofet

Olive press at Hotem HaCarmel

Smiling for the camera: the hikers Stephen Kliner, David Raffel and Garry Bregman

Photos by Stephen Kliner, David Raffel, and Gary Bregman The...

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...
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...
The Gojo House, a mud and straw one-room Ethiopian hut

A bread similar to challah is baked for Shabbat

Learning Ethiopian dance

Debbie Efron translates for the sister of Maryam, Bat HaMidbar's founder

On an excursion with members and friends of Bet Israel Masor...
Avshalom Feinberg

A view from the pier at Orot Rabin the Israel Electricity company main plant at Hadera

They say that "mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday ...
The memorial to Hannah Senesh at Sdot Yam

Hannah Senesh . . . executed by the Gestapo

Sculpture on a wall in Sdot Yam

Kibbutz Sdot Yam is packed with physical beauty, incredible ...
Leeds trio (from left) Barbara, Brenda and Rhoanna

At the shuk on Kibbutz Nirim

Ben Gurion had always preached that it was in the Negev that...
The ESRA Modiin day trip started at Mekorot Eshkol

At the Ruppin Academic Center

The Morad Winery at Yokneam

Carol Lipman reportsPhotos: Cheryl Friedlander​Three totally...
The view over Lebanon from Mitzpe Har Adir

The Banias River in the lower Golan

The Painted House in Shlomi

The reconstructed synagogue at Umm El Kanatir

Travellers on the Northern Region 3-day trip in front of the Baram Synagogue

by Joy Kahan and Frankie CroninPhotos: Frankie CroninBlue sk...
Brendan Judd’s book The Desert Railway. The writer managed to source two copies in New Zealand

As a New Zealander who had lived and worked many years in Eu...

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...
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...