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FROM THE EDITOR
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...
Our ongoing need to search for our roots is with us, always. Even the local visits to Acco and Pekiin include looking for Jewish signs. There is a story on celebrating Shavuoth which evokes thoughts on the fate of children, Holocaust survivors, in the Feldafing Displaced Persons camp. There is a new book on a man who was adopted and in his 60’s searches for his roots and discovers he was Jewish. Now is the time to record your memories for your family posterity is the theme of an article on memories.
Music as a means to relieve the torment of Holocaust inmates was presented in a lecture at Modiin. ESRA’s young dancers learn Ethiopian dance styles and Israeli dance in Netanya.
Remarkable women are recorded in this issue - an Ethiopian, who fled on foot at age 10, has created an Ethiopian museum in her backyard in Beth Shean; a professor of microbiology who has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the same Vienna university which refused to give a position in chemistry to her father because he was a Jew; a woman who has written a riveting detective story at age 87; an Egyptian whose family escaped to Israel and became a well-known singer.
For Jewish humor read the article on toiveling kitchen utensils, and of course our Humor page.
Music lovers will enjoy a feature on Irving Berlin and his brilliant simple songs. Food lovers will be pleased to savor a new French restaurant in Raanana; or to try out a poached summer fruit salad and even to use zucchini and cucumbers to make an ‘apple’ salad. Wine enthusiasts will enjoy the story of the British Haruni family and their Dalton winery.
Medical myths abound and mislead so if you want to crack some of them read about medical headlines and back sufferers should read the article on facts and fallacies. Breast cancer patients who are having financial difficulties should read about the vibrant Lemonade fund that held an awareness evening. A new ecological holistic treatment farm has opened on Nir Zvi.
On the subject of books, there is a brilliant project of gifting books for bedtime reading to children from disadvantaged families; reviews of an extraordinary children’s book The Giant and The Dwarf and of a beautiful book of photographs, The Mountains of Israel.Close
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