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FROM THE EDITOR
Israel has everything you can dream of, even ‘cherry’ blossoms as you can see from our cover.
We could’t let Pesach pass over without bringing you special stories – Haggadot that were created in wartime; a seder spent in Japan with the local community, or together in the Carmel mountains with ESRA Haifaites; and mock seders More...
Memorial Day is commemorated in a poignant feature of weeping for our losses of 23,230 soldiers whose names are engraved so forcibly in the stone monuments around our small country. There is a review of a Holocaust book of the Jews in Belgium – Sailing against the Current.
More and more we search for our Jewish roots. There is a fascinating account of discovering her grandfather’s grave in Italy, through postcards found amongst her family papers. Everywhere we go, we are on the lookout for our Jewish roots: be it the story of searching for our traces in ‘Jewish’ Spain; listening to the tale of the Town Crier in Wimborne who at age 12 was taken by his non-Jewish mother to Bergen-Belsen; studying the Magna Carta which discriminated against the Jews restricting their rights and extracting unfair moneys. If you would like to delve into your family past, why not attend the international conference on Jewish genealogy in July in Jerusalem.
It’s exciting to watch ESRA branching out, and its involvement in the community. Our newest branch is in Yokneam. From the North alone there are six stories, four of them elaborating innovative English tutoring enterprises – storytelling with children from the Ahmaddiya sect in Haifa; reading with children in Kiryiat Motzkin; improving conversational skills with bagrut students in Nahariya; giving a course on diplomacy in Zichron. ESRA Tiberias is helping in an environmental project in the area.
There are good consumer reads: how our government could reduce housing costs by following the Baron’s lead; how an old man rids himself of Hot & Virgin and says YES; how Israel could emulate a project in Morocco which gives control to the community in the planning; how a good Jewish boy helped the blacks fight for their rights in Mississippi.
People featured are a deaf dancer; a pioneering orthodontist; the founder of ESRA Rishon; et al.
We are excited to announce that the Self Help Organizations in Israel Directory is now published on our ESRAmagazine website: esra-magazine.com/self-help. If you are looking for information about any personal or health issue, or any other problem, search this Directory - You might find a group of people with the same problem as yours with whom you can connect.
ESRA matters a great deal to many, many people and so we are introducing a new section in your magazine - ESRA MATTERS - where the ads for ESRA events are all placed together and thus easier to find. Following them are ESRA favorites – Milestones/Donors/Classifieds/Advertisers Directory.Close
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