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It always amazes me, even after 37 years, how this magazine ...
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES  Your story can be true or f...
Dateline: March 13, 2020A storm raged last night, the winds ...

And the river flows…I love the rain, the storms. I suppose i...
Channi Hurwitz ... a sister, a friend, an extraordinary confidante

Channi and her husband Bernard, with their grandson Avishai Michael at his wedding in Kfar Chabad, February 2019

October 2000: ESRA on the Hilla Bagalil Walk for Women’s Health (from left) Marigold Bergman, Channi Hurwitz, Merle Guttmann and Rika Meyerowitz

ESRA outing organized by Channi Hurwitz with Russian olim. Channi is second on the left

We are sad and dismayed to announce the sudden passing of ou...

We long for a human touch, empathy and compassion for those ...

How we got the pieces to fit in a jigsaw puzzle called summe...
 Teddy was a ball of fire. Exuberant, full of vitality,...

A bereavement that affects the entire nationIt is with deep ...
Illustration by Denis Shifrin

Merle with Neville Friedland, whom she describes as “my right-hand man”

Now . . . Merle sitting on grandson Ben’s knee

Then . . . Ben sitting on grandmother Merle’s knee

Have you ever been landed with something to do, totally unex...
ESRA: The night it all began April 5th, 1979, on my 20t...

'Things are a changing,' writes Emily Levy-Shochat, in her s...













Serendipity was the subject of the latest ESRAmagazine Short...
Everybody has a story and each person adds to the making of ...
Enjoying the PzazzBand concert in Herzliya (Photo: Denis Kaliser)

Enjoying the PzazzBand concert in Modiin (Photo: Cynthia Barmor)

The PzazzBand, with singer Gilda Hami, has been graciously p...

I am constantly amazed at the widespread reach of ESRAmagazi...

My life has changed. I have had to start a new life, a diffe...

I am passionate about Israel, and have been ever since it wa...

April 12th is Holocaust Memorial Day in Israel. Two stories ...

The "pleasure of paper", said Arthur Gerbi, Merci's managing...

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