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The cover of Herb Hahn’s copy of the cassette of The Spy Went Dancing by Aline, Countess of Romanones





It was the summer of 1971. Lenore, my BW (beautiful wife) an...
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin honors Smoky Simon for his 24 years of services to the Menachem Begin Heritage.

Helen and Victor Hirsch celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with their family.

Please share with ESRA readers your celebrations - Births, B...
Merle Jankelowitz ... never judgmental – ‘live and let live’ was her motto

Almost 49 years ago, we had the good fortune to meet as new ...
Lila Cohen ... dedicated member of ESRA’s Welfare Committee

Those of us who were fortunate enough to know Lila Cohen wer...
Bryna Franklin presented student Turu Tagao with an ESRA scholarship award in November 2017.

It's a daunting task to write Bryna's obituary. She had so m...
David Brownstein

My daughter recently attended a farewell party for a friend ...
The Maltese falcon ... Efraim Cohen gets to know a falcon in Malta

ESRA Modiin had the pleasure of hearing a treasure of anecdo...
Albert Tannenbaum receives the Lifetime Achievement award. Photo: Judith Madeleine Schwartz

1982: Arad children’s softball team, sponsored by the ‘Arad Towels’ factory

With Don Gilden, one of our catchers in the 1981 Maccabiah Games

In between the Negev and Judean deserts, about 16 miles west...
Mayor of Sderot Alon Davidi (right) invited Adele Rubin to his bureau to congratulate her on her award. With Adele is husband Mike and Sderot Deputy Mayor Elad Kalimi. Photo: City of Sderot

Adele Rubin with family and bouquets of flowers after the awards ceremony held in Jerusalem

On December 19, 2017, I was one of 60 recipients from five a...
Cyril Solk ... was named ESRA Outstanding Volunteer in 2007. Photo: Barbara Blum

Article by Avril Kon and Raymond Solk Cyril is a self-educat...
Journalist Steve Linde ... pictured addressing a meeting of ESRA Ramat Hasharon in January 2018. Photo by Barbara Slator

When I became editor of The Jerusalem Post in 2011, presiden...
Father’s joy ... Asher Teka with his baby, Yuli

It's as if we'd come full circle. Let me explain. Those of y...
Mum’s the word ... Elana Mohnblatt with daughter Keren Mohnblatt Nahum

It was a Friday afternoon when my daughter and her family ca...
Shlomo Hillel today. Story and photos by Ruth Corman

The interior of the accommodation hut at Atlit, near Haifa


A plane brought recently from Alaska to Atlit, near Haifa

Immigrant children waiting at Atlit Detention Camp

Boat on the site of the Atlit Detention Camp, similar to those used in the 1940s

One of the unanticipated joys of writing my stories has been...
Mayor Zeev Bielski, presenting a Certificate of Appreciation to Niv Zuckerman, a Raanana resident, for winning the Europe tennis competition MATAN Gafniel Raanana Open, ITF Junior Circuit, Boys under 16, held recently at the Raanana Tennis Center

Please share with ESRA readers your celebrations - Births, B...

Geraldine and I lived together as partners for over two beau...
Sybil Shapiro ... received an ESRA volunteer award

ESRA mourns the passing of a stalwart volunteer worker and s...
Lawrence Shore: known as Aryeh

 Dr. Lawrence Stewart Shore was known simply as Aryeh S...
TEL AVIV resident Michael Gal received a very special birthday card to mark his 100th birthday recently . . it came from Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. Of course, Michael is no stranger to queens, kings or knaves as he’s a regular bridge player – and bridge champion – at the The Kikar HaMedina Bridge Club.

Queen Elizabeth's greeting card. The inscription says: “Congratulations and best wishes to you for such a special occasion.”

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Howard H Schack ... the one person you would least suspect of being a spy

Schack’s award-winning book A Spy in Canaan which was first published in 1995





My friend Howard H. Schack, an extraordinary human being, pa...