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At Lake Kinneret in 1973

1974: Michael and Avraham Barmor at Ein Fashcha on the Dead Sea. This was the only place to swim in the fresh water springs which have since disappeared – as has the place itself

During Cynthia’s years with KKL she met and accompanied many famous personalities including Alex Haley, author of best seller Roots, during his visit to the Kennedy Memorial in Jerusalem

Cynthia with actor Rock Hudson who planted a tree in the Peace Forest in Abu Tor while filming the movie The Ambassador in Israel

Cynthia Barmor took the plunge and made aliyah 50 years ago....
Sherwood Schwartz ... grew up in The Bronx, New York

Playbill signed by Alec Baldwin

Playbill signed by Michael Baryshnikov

TV favorites... The Brady Bunch (left) and Gilligan’s Island were the brainchild of Sherwood Schwartz

Sherwood Schwartz was the creator of two U. S. television hi...
Now a successful businessman at the forefront of the algorithmic trading revolution, Eddie Shapiro was once an Israeli fighter pilot. This is an extract from his autobiography.

FEBRUARY 1982: JUNIEH HARBOR, NORTH OF BEIRUT – four months before the first Lebanese War. IAF Chief of Enemy Weapons Research (left), IAF Chief of Operations Maj. Gen. Zvi Kantor center) and Captain Eddie Shapiro (right). The trio flew into Lebanon. The two senior officers went to retrieve the first MiG23 L shot down and retrieved by Israel or the U.S. and was expected to be a treasure trove for Israeli Intelligence. Eddie Shapiro was sent to interrogate the Syrian pilot who was captured by the Christian Phalanges, under Bashir Gemayel.

After being grounded because of my injury caused by my head-...
Isaac Bloch: 1942-2018

Motti Cohen used to call Isaac, 'Hacol yachol', 'the guy who...
Trolley good show ... Jean Cohen gets on the bus with her agalah full of ESRAmagazines

My recollection of the publication eleven years ago (ESRAmag...
Susanna Kaufmann ... one of the few master watchmakers in Israel

 Timing is everything, they say, and that literally hol...
Yehudi Menuhin with Malcolm Singer

A young Menuhin (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Yehudi Menuhin and his sister, Hephziba (Photo: Wikipedia)


I was Director of Music at The Yehudi Menuhin School in Engl...
Haim Tukachinsky ... an excellent teacher, both encouraging and critical

Haim Tukachinsky in action on the piano

 Some ten years ago I started singing lessons. I p...


All my life I've dreamed of making a match, a shiduch. This ...
Annice with ESRA Rehovot board members: Annice Grinberg (far right) pictured with (from left) Benny Edelman, Lucille Edelman, Ira Grinberg, Dorothy Hertzman, Thelma Bernstein Arvatz, Gila Schwartz and David Schwartz. Roy Caplan is seated. Missing from the line-up are Joyce Lasovsky, Sharon Levisohn, Susan Lurie and Aliza Weinberg

 With the recent passing of Annice Grinberg z"l (see he...
Lorraine Melzer

My beloved sister, Lorraine Melzer (née Gutstein), passed aw...











The beautiful winning photographs of the photo contest for y...
Aubrey Isaacs at the Alexander Muss High School in Israel situated in Hod Hasharon

Kirk Douglas and Yul Brynner during a break filming Cast a Giant Shadow (Photo: Wikipedia)

Although he has lived in Israel for many years, educator Aub...

Harry Sabel as an officer in the British Army

Harry Sobel in later years

Travellers turning off Highway 1 at the Abu Ghosh traffic ci...
April 24 saw the inauguration of the first MRI and CT PET Sc...
Gert Guttmann . . . a generous soul, always a gentleman

The architect . . . Gert Guttmann at work on a project in his office

​In 1995 I asked Gert for some advice. I was planning to reb...

Jay Bushinsky was for four decades a reporter from the Middl...

I met Shuka in the Yom Kippur war when we were called up for...

Gabe Glazer was born in Montreal in 1931. His dad was a taxi...
Proud: Dr. Luba Zuk with her award from the Ministry of Health

An Award from Israel's Ministry of Health was presented to E...