During Operation Protective Edge, TV news channels globally were broadcasting negative one-sided items. Thus, Pamela was relieved to discover i24 News on her phone and wrote an interesting account of how i24 News was founded. For balanced breaking news tune in to www.i24news.tv.

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Coming to you live from Israel’s other ‘Iron Dome’
Category: Consumerism
Issue No. 177
 

"Tel Aviv can be likened to New York City in that they are both named 'the city that never sleeps'." Brenda Katten, ESRA's Chairperson, suggest a new phrase “The ESRA that never sleeps”. She tells of the variety of activities in which the organization is involved, and how these benefit so many of the needy, and in so many ways.

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We never sleep!
Category: ESRA News
Issue No. 177
 

Moving home is never easy and adapting to a much smaller place takes time, but Meira's amusing account of 'moving on' makes it clear that that the decision was the right one and she is thoroughly enjoying all the new experiences that go with it.

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A change in life at a later date
Category: Passages
Issue No. 177
 

Aron Grünhut, a Bratislava native, was one of those who risked his life to save Jews during WWII. He was helped by a fire fighter, Emanuel Zima, who was posthumously awarded the Israeli Badge of Honour. An exhibition celebrating Mr Grünhut's life recently closed in Bratislava.

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Recognition at last for the ‘forgotten Schindler’
Category: People
Issue No. 177
 

Friends of ESRA, composed primarily of Israeli Anglos and UK residents with homes in Israel, organized for the second consecutive year, a most successful fundraising dinner in aid of ESRA’s “Give a Child a Future” Campaign.

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Thank you again, Friends of ESRA, for giving our children a future
Category: ESRA News
Issue No. 177
 

Few private individuals, especially young people, ever have a chance to get a glimpse at history in the making off the battlefield. Natalie Elgrod's father, Stanley Cohen, was an exception. This private memoir describes one of these rare instances.

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The Kindertransport idea becomes a reality
Category: Diaspora
Issue No. 177
 

In September ESRA Modiin held its 3rd Music Lovers' Group with songs ranging from Irving Berlin to Simon and Garfunkel. The events are held to raise funds for Neve ESRA, an afternoon day-care center for children at risk. The next event, on December 11, will be "the (South) African beat".

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Ol’ Blue Eyes and the gang entertain us
Category: ESRA News
Issue No. 177
 

Letters to the editor-Magazine 177

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Weve got mail
Category: Letters
Issue No. 177
 

The bookshop, which was opened in the Modiin Azrielli mall in 2010, has since raised hundreds of thousands of shekels for Neve ESRA, the Modiin day-care centre for children at risk. Cynthia Barmor describes the bookshop adventures, ranging from floods and burst pipes to the lucky customer who got her missing money back.

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Bookshop story is like a novel
Category: ESRA News
Issue No. 177
 

This is the uplifting story of Ilan Kreisman, who has been fighting a rare form of cancer for the last 12 years. Ilan refuses to let his cancer rule his life. He sees his life as a whirlpool from which he must emerge, and firmly believes he will eventually win the battle.

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Optimism is my opium
Category: Health
Issue No. 177
 
 

FROM THE EDITOR

Merle Guttmann

Life is uncanny. As Israel’s security, democracy and integrity are at stake, as our close friends and outstanding volunteers pass away, life goes on … and we live it as best we can.

CONTRIBUTORS

Jacqui Waterman
Patricia (Patti) Golan
Sharona Glaser Ben Avraham
Lolita Marcos
Mike Porter
Dr. Pamela Peled
Herb Hahn
Lucille Cohen
Naomi Ariel
Judith Yalon Fortus
Rabbi Aryeh A. Frimer
Sarah Lutz
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