ISSUE 180 - July-Aug 2015

Wish your family & friends a Happy New Year
by ESRA MAGAZINE
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Reading in Bed
by Pamela Peled
Dolly Parton, born to a poor farming family in Tennessee, More...
Recalling the Courage of the Refuseniks
by Liz Trakeniski
A heartfelt recall of the bravery, determination and More...
Righteous Japanese who saved Thousands
by Helen Schary Motro
The amazing story of Chiune Sugihara, the Japanese More...
In heaven over Irving Berlin music

In heaven over Irving Berlin music

by Eli Libenson

“I’m In Heaven” when I find an old-fashioned more ...
Our Vision for the Future

Our Vision for the Future

by Baruch Tanaman

Baruch expresses ESRA's vision of progress for improving more ...
Back Pain: Fact or Fallacy?

Back Pain: Fact or Fallacy?

by Mark Yacoub

Tel Aviv chiropractor, Dr Mark Yacoub asks whether more ...
Where did these Children end up?

Where did these Children end up?

by Lydia Aisenberg

Lydia peruses an issue of B’Derech, a Zionist magazine more ...
Acco echoes to days of Mandate

Acco echoes to days of Mandate

by Bunny Porath

Bunny describes the interesting and inspiring day spent more ...
Dangers of toiveling Utensils in the Med

Dangers of toiveling Utensils in the Med

by Michael Jaron

An amusing tale of the adventure of attempting to toivel more ...
Peeking in at Peki’in

Peeking in at Peki’in

by Yael Meyer

One beautiful spring day ESRA day-trippers took a "religious more ...
Enjoying a Taste of Jewish Portugal

Enjoying a Taste of Jewish Portugal

by Evelynne Cherny

A visit to Portugal revealed a wealth of attractions more ...
Some of the Reasons why my Memory Sticks

Some of the Reasons why my Memory Sticks

by Dave Bloom

Why is it that certain memories remain so powerfully more ...
Doing the Can-can!

Doing the Can-can!

by Marian Lebor

Leket Israel recently found an ingenious way to highlight more ...
Fright at the Opera - A Book Review

Fright at the Opera - A Book Review

by Carol Novis

At the age of 82 the writer ES Welber, a Raanana resident, more ...
Meet Ramat Gan’s very own . . . Catwoman

Meet Ramat Gan’s very own . . . Catwoman

by Honey Stollman

Anna Finkelstein is the beloved fairy godmother to more ...
Top Canadian Cop in Visit to Givat Haviva

Top Canadian Cop in Visit to Givat Haviva

by Lydia Aisenberg

Lydia Aisenberg reports on the recent visit to Wadi more ...
Return to the City of a ‘Woman in Gold’

Return to the City of a ‘Woman in Gold’

by Deborah Opolion

Re-assessing Vienna on a return visit in modern times more ...
The Woman with Ethiopia in her Backyard

The Woman with Ethiopia in her Backyard

by Lydia Aisenberg

Hava (Zina) Almo, now a grandmother, is working together more ...
 

FROM THE EDITOR

Merle Guttmann

Congratulations to Brenda Katten and Baruch Tanaman our new ESRA co-chairs, to Terry Morris vice-chair, and to our executive board - all elected at our lively annual general meeting in June.

There’s interesting reading ahead for you. Our heritage is brought alive through visits to countries where Jews were once prominent and the efforts of these countries to memorialize them: a dramatic visit to Austria filled with memories of her family murdered in the Holocaust; More...

CONTRIBUTORS

Morty Leibowitz
Pamela Peled
Eli Libenson
Lisa Brink
Mimi Tanaman
Baruch Tanaman
Evelynne Cherny
Michael Jaron
Herb Hahn
Honey Stollman
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