FROM THE EDITOR
Can we influence Israel’s future? Three articles on the critical upcoming elections can help you shape your thoughts. There is an innovative pre-election joint venture by ESRA, a TV video channel in English called Kamatov, which will air interviews, viewpoints, debates with people and parties; an appraisal of the underlying subtext of the elections – whether it is what Israel does or who we are – More...
The past is always there, to remember, to reckon with – the Holocaust, our most recent war, Operation Iron Dome. A former writer of ours who is from India but spent a couple of years in Israel, visited Dachau which sent a chill down her spine and left her with images she cannot get out of her head. The discovery that the man who evacuated the wounded son of one of our volunteers, is a customer of our Modiin bookshop and himself a volunteer.
For those who itch to sight see locally, you can glean ideas from stories in this issue: an exhibition on Orde Wingate in the Jezreel Valley; the varied wonders of the Galilee; a paradise seaside resort, Biankini, on the northern tip of the Dead Sea; a challenging and adventurous hike in the Carmel Mountains; a guided tour of Florentine in Tel Aviv to view and learn about our prevalent street art and graffiti.
Are you looking for new places to have a drink of wine or beer? Our sommelier guides us through 12 of his favorite watering holes.
There are interviews with inspiring personalities – an actress, a polemicist, a 99 year old, an innovator of a reading kit to teach English.
A new mental health portal offers comprehensive guidance to people (and their families) who suffer from mental health problems.
The multitude of special ESRA events in the past months is mind-boggling: 2014 volunteer awards; a nationwide quiz taking place simultaneously in eight different cities; the opening of a new branch in Petach Tikvah, all in all 23 branches; a lively fundraising event of the Beatles songs; a scholarship awards event to students in our Build a Community Project; a golf tournament. And of course our ongoing activities – courses, lecture series, one time lectures, volunteering and so much more. Now is your chance to be a sponsor in our forthcoming recipe calendar 2015-16.
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- the warsaw ghetto uprising
- 100 years on: teaching teachers at levinsky college of education
- the strawberry woman
- advantages of the living trust
- the key question
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