Barbara Abraham

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.

Merle Guttmann,(Founder & Honorary President), Debby Lieberman (Chairperson) and Ze’ev Bielski (Head of Jewish Agency) addressed the audience at ESRA’s 30th anniversary paying tribute to the outstanding volunteer recipients of achievement awards who have made ESRA what it is today.

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Esra Achievement Awards 2008
Category: ESRA News
Issue No. 147
 

The fascinating history and production success of the Ben Dor fruits, exporters of unique fruit varieties cultivated in the Hula valley for overseas markets where they are in great demand.

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FRUITS FOR YOUR PLATE
Category: Israel
Issue No. 148
 

For a short time from 1967 to the mid 1970’s over 50% of the natural oil used in Israel was produced in Sinai. The signing of the peace deal with Egypt in 1975 ended this. Many wells have been drilled here, but so far without much success – maybe the great find will be made one day!

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OIL   PAST AND PRESENT
Category: Israel
Issue No. 148
 

Before coming to live in Israel in the 1940’s Gideon Schwigar learnt shoemaking. Starting out by repairing shoes and then making sandals for children this developed into TEVA Neot. In 1949 it moved to Kibbutz Naot Mordechai in the Galillee. Fashion, comfort and quality is their trademark and much of its produce is sold abroad.

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Comfort, Fashion & Success
Category: Israel
Issue No. 149
 

The influx of many Russian skaters in the 1990’s helped put Israel on the international scene . Israel’s only ice rink in Metulla hosted the International Jewish Ice Hockey championships in July 2009.

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Battling on the Ice
Category: Sports
Issue No. 150
 

Why have no more golf courses been developed in Israel? The rules of the game have to be followed, and as well as teaching strategy and restraint it offers exercise to young and old.

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Go for golf  in Israel
Category: Sports
Issue No. 150
 

Established over 20 years ago The Ministry to Israel believes that as Christians they have a duty to assist the Jews. They raise money in the United States and support potential immigrants in the Soviet Union as well as helping them when they arrive here in Israel. Barbara Abraham met a group from the Ministry who were touring Israel and spending some time here as volunteers. .

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MINISTRY TO ISRAEL  THOSE WHO CARE
Category: Israel
Issue No. 151
 

"An apple a day keeps the doctor away" is as relevant today as it was in our grandparents' time. Interesting facts covering the history of the apple, apple production, farming, cross-breeding and more - not forgetting the all important health benefits.

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AN APPLE A DAY OR MORE!
Category: Food/Wine
Issue No. 151
 

Anna shares her life with her husband Ephraim in their Tel Aviv home. First Sophie, then twenty five years later, Sophie’s daughter and still later Sophie’s granddaughter all arrive on Anna’s doorstep to experience Tel Aviv at different times in the history of Israel.

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FAMILY CONNECTIONS
Category: Israel
Issue No. 152
 

In March of 2009, the Northern Ireland Friends of Israel was launched, and, combining the support of local political leaders from both sides of the fence they have already made an important positive impact.

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A FRIEND IN NEED IS A FRIEND INDEED
Category: People
Issue No. 152
 
 
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