Barbara Abraham-Vazana

Barbara Abraham was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Her studies include: Cours de Civilisation Francais, Sorbonne Paris; Queens University Belfast - B.A; Dundee University - Creative Writing course. She came to live in Israel in 1958. From 1959 – 1967 she was resident in Eilat and commenced her working career at the first Queen of Sheba Hotel. From 1964 – 1980 she worked for Arkia Airlines, first in Eilat and from 1967 in Tel Aviv, eventually becoming Head of Tourist Department. From 1980 – 2000 she lived in Scotland with her life partner. Enjoying the composition of essays, Barbara attended a Creative Writing Course, joined the Angus Writers Group and later became a member of the Scottish Writers Association. She began publishing articles and short stories in Scotland in local press and also in the Jewish Chronicle. In 2000 after returning to Israel she joined the Editorial Board of ESRA MAGAZINE and has also written for Metro Magazine of The Jerusalem Post.

The suffering endured by people caught up in turmoil, wherever strife overshadows all else, is obvious. At a golf day prize-giving in Scotland the relaxed unstressed players give us food for thought on these issues.

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Food for thought
Category: Features
Issue No. 142
 

The Volcani Institute has 2000 dunams of grapes under cultivation in the Galilee. They are delicious eating varieties that are exported all over the world.

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Grapes to Grace the Table
Category: Food/Wine
Issue No. 142
 

Beit Habad houses both an olive oil distillery and a cosmetics production laboratory using every part of the olive and the olive leaf to provide useful products and an interesting excursion.

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an abundance of oil
Category: Food/Wine
Issue No. 143
 

We travel Israel with visitors on a 10-week trip to friends living here, to get to know the country. The history, the progress, the culture, the friendliness, the beauty far outweigh the negative information gleaned from international press.

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Seeing ourselves as others see us!
Category: Israel
Issue No. 144
 

Seven years after the Israeli retreat from Lebanon, some Tsadal refugees are still struggling to make a living in Kiryat Shmona.

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Forget them not
Category: Israel
Issue No. 144
 

A moving reflection on a memorial ceremony for fallen soldiers, who have sacrificed their lives for the land of Israel and particularly, the construction of Kibbutzim, near the Lebanese border 60 years ago.

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IN OUR HEARTS
Category: Israel
Issue No. 145
 

A heartwarming report about how a girl could receive help thanks to the ESRA MAGAZINE and its generous readers, which again shows the importance and crucial impact that ESRA and its magazine have on the Israeli society.

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Bringing Happiness.
Category: ESRA News
Issue No. 145
 

The journey that has brought Evan Fallenberg, author and lecturer from America and Paris through Japan to Israel to the point of publishing his first novel and establishing himself as a creative writer and writing guide.

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Meet Evan Fallenberg - A Review
Category: Literature
Issue No. 145
 

Fascinating description of the Beef Breeders life and work in Israel in the magnificent prairie like terrain of the Golan.

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HOME, HOME ON THE RANGE
Category: Food/Wine
Issue No. 146
 

Talented Letitia Beck represented Israel in the junior girls British Open golf championship in Scotland. She was one of 64 qualifiers and made it to the last 4 where she was beaten in the semi-finals.

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ANOTHER WORLD
Category: Sports
Issue No. 146
 
 
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