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Taking a peek inside the cave in Peki’in

Statues in Peki’in Square

The ruins of the ancient synagogue at Baram National Park

Story and Photos by Yael Meyer On a beautiful Israeli spring...
Photos by Emile Lieber

A visit to the Tunisian Synagogue was a highlight of the trip


On one of the hottest days of the year so far – Wednesday, M...
An original house at Mazkeret Batya.  Photos by Linda Glaser and Yael Meyer

A sculpture at Mazkeret Batya

Both angles ... the inside and the outside of a synagogue at Mazkeret Batya


Visitors study a preserved well

 On January 28 a busload of intrepid ESRA day-trippers ...
Shlomi with one of the birds

Three cars pulled up outside the olive oil shop on Kibbutz M...
We’ve got you covered ... at the Strauss Factory

The view of the fish ponds of Kfar Ruppin looking over into Jordan. Photo by Leah Morris

 We recently spent three days in the beautiful green an...
A bridge too far ... for the faint hearted. Photographs: Lydia Aisenberg

In the jaws of Mother Nature ... Ihab Zeidan and family

I am not too good with heights, especially when between feet...
Beautiful ... Biankini, south of Jericho, on the northern tip of the Dead Sea

Biankini ... a sea of tranquility

When Israelis vacation at the Dead Sea, they generally head ...
Baking dough on a Druze-type dome oven. Photo: Cecily Hanson

On October 29, a bus-full of keen ESRA travelers set off dow...
A lush green tunnel over the water

Five in the morning is a terrible time to be awake, with one...
Family spends two exciting months touring coast to coast. Story and photos by Susan de la Fuente

When you wish upon a star ... a Disney scene in New Orleans

How the west was worn ... period costumes in Williamsberg, Virginia

Touro Synagogue, New Orleans

Taking a walk in San Antonio, Texas

After a long absence from the USA, we returned to New York i...



Photographs: Ilan Hirschowitz Nested in the Carmel mountain ...

Kassar Al Yahud, a Christian baptismal site, north of the Dead Sea on the banks of the Jordan

Poet Kaila Shabat (left) with ESRA Dead Sea trip organizer Val Kantor

David Levy

Breathtaking, primeval, serene and stunning On the short rid...

On a delightfully sunny day in January, a busload of ESRA me...
The sun’s rays bathe the Edom Mountains across the Red Sea. From here can be seen three countries bordering Israel: Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Egypt

Our intrepid hikers with the snow-capped Jordanian hills in the background

Limestone bulbs both loose and embedded in the stone

These three days will remain in the mind of most people for ...
Expert ... Professor Steve Rosen at Shivta

That is how it felt as we drove south from Beersheba. We wer...
Cranes take flight

Taking a dip ...cranes in the water

Watch the birdie ... trippers pose for the camera.

 Having heard about the 'birds' experience from our fri...
Best foot forward for the ESRA hikers


 During Succot the ESRA midweek hiking group went out f...
 Curiosity, not Zionism, brought Colin Porter to Israel...

By Noam Kirshenbaum; Illustrations by Tuvia Kurtz Nature in ...

 A small piece of heaven on earth in Israel is how one ...