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Mai Mazarieb ... on her graduation

Mai Mazarieb ... she says her mother always pushed her to study

Coming from an ultra-conservative society where women are no...
Jeffery Levy with the Mallard A4 Class series locomotive of the London-North Eastern Railway (L.N.E.R.) of 1938, renamed Rod Stewart.

Not for sale . . . a plane with the Star of David on its wings

When Englishman Jeffrey Levy opened The Antique Toy Gallery ...
Stunning... the Chicago skyline

Eli Libenson

Rosh Hashanah is the holiday of new beginnings. But, truthfu...
he Applebaum clan at Meira and Jack’s 50th year in Israel anniversary dinner

Jack Applebaum

Meira Applebaum

The Applebaum children when they were young

Speaking with Jack and Meira Applebaum is like living a piec...
Success for the team in Germany

The acrobatic trio of Romi Prital Ozeri with Rotem Birav and Noa Leon in action

Four generations of the Maddy-Ozeri family

The Snunit Acrobatic team from Modiin won 17 medals at the I...






 When speaking about distinguished athletic achievement...
1944: Mark Olds with (from left) Maria Schwartz, Madame Schwartz and Léonie Schwartz

1985: Maria (left) and Léonie with Mark

The Schwartz sisters in the 1940s

A reunion in Luxembourg in 1985 for Mark and Sally Wendkos Olds with members of the Schwartz family, including Maria and Léonie

A few years ago the writer reconnected with Maria, then aged 92, and met Maria’s daughter (left)

 In my last semester at Penn, I met the man I would mar...
The compass which was lost more than 70 years ago

Yaniv Sagee, Executive Director of Givat Haviva, with the compass at MORESHET presentation ceremony

Haviva Reik (second from left) and her British Army Palmach comrades training in Egypt

 A small pocket compass dropped in Slovakia by pre-Stat...
Barbara with her ESRA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012

To meet Barbara Blum is to want to get to know her better - ...
Zvi Friedmann

Story by Harry Hiller Photo by Melvyn Sandler Members and fr...
Geoff Isaacs ... learned at 63 that he’d been adopted

Mimi Tanaman reads Lost & Found, the book she’s written about Geoff Isaacs

 Story and photos by Flori Cohen How does it feel to di...
The lobby of the Chelsea Hotel in New York’s Manhatten Photo: Historystuff2 via Wikimedia Commons

Chelsea Hotel Photo: Beyond My Ken Own Work–Wikepedia Commons

Artist Andy Warhol

Playwright Arthur Miller

Author Gore Vidal

Over the years, the Chelsea Hotel, with its big, red neon li...
Machalniks: Mainly English-speaking crew members of the Ben Hecht (K24) at Haifa port in 1948 where the boat was docked. Moshe is second left, front row.

Moshe Feingold on the upper deck of the K24 at Haifa port. 

Subscription card with payment details

Jewish Legion subscription card

Moshe with Dave Fisher in Haifa

1948: Moshe (far right-center) when President David Ben-Gurion (front row) honored the fleet with a visit

 MARCH 1948 I was a sixth-form 17-year old Manchester G...
Leah Hyman with her ESRA certificate

The ESRA Welfare Committee was thrilled recently to receive ...

I feel humbled and honored to talk about Ita Weiner who pass...

To the staff at Beth Protea, We are so very grateful for all...
he 90th birthday celebration was a mini family reunion for Morris Silber held recently in Raanana. Over 45 family members attended this special day flying in from Australia, Canada and South Africa. All three children of Morris and Ettie plus their grandchildren and all their great grandchildren were there to pay tribute to this special man and his wife.

Please share with ESRA readers your celebrations - Births, B...
Music notes. Photo credit: www.planetofsuccess.com/blog via flickr.com




Oscar Hammerstein (1895-1960) was one of the most successful...
Joseph Harmatz ... with a robot




Sharing a platform with the then British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher

Joseph Harmatz with Chaim Herzog, Israel’s sixth president who was also President of Ort Israel (1968-1984) and Chairman of the Board of Directors (1968-1974)

I am fortunate and proud to be able to write this tribute an...
E.Z. Rinsky with his dog Yeled, a Canaan breed. Photo: Rita Zimmerman


Somehow, you don't really expect the author of a dark psycho...