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.

This year’s annual ERA Golf tournament was in memory of Celle Mandel, a keen golfer, who had been a member of the ESRA Welfare Committee. The income from the golf competition was for ESRA’s “Give a Child a Future”. Sixty couples participated and Judy Reefe, herself a long-time member of ESRA and a member of the Gaash Golf Club, devoted her organizational skills and helped to make this an enjoyable and memorable day.

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ESRA Golf Competition 2012
Category: ESRA News
Issue No. 166
 

UPSIDE DOWN COFFEE BY Kathryn Jacobi, Reviewed by Barbara Abraham This novel by Kathryn Jacobi will help readers from abroad and potential immigrants to learn about life in Israel as it really is - its challenges and hardships. The tale is told through the lives of four women who meet at a coffee house to exchange news and views.

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Upside-Down Coffee – for another world. A Review
Category: Literature
Issue No. 166
 

The Playback Theater Company, founded in 1975 by Jonathan Fox and Jo Salas, developed into non-scripted theater for working within troubled communities. Akin to therapy, this concept spread world-wide. Theater, dance, music and art are used as tools of healing. Here in Israel it is now reaching the “Golden Oldies” – Retirees at the Tel Hai Day Center, giving participants the forum to express themselves in a secure setting.

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Let’s have a bit of Playback
Category: Health
Issue No. 165
 

A heartbreaking story emerges from a reunion spanning many long years. We relive an incident of death and terror through the eyes of a young child now grown up and able to face the past.

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FACT OVERWHELMS FICTION
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Issue No. 158
 

Modern technology works miracles and within the solid stone walls of Beit HaShomer one enters the days of the early 20th century.

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REVISITING THE PAST  BETH HASHOMER
Category: Arts
Issue No. 153
 

A joint multi-disciplinary project – Migrating Birds Know No Boundaries – is run in 300 schools in Israel, 30 in Jordan and 30 in the Palestinian Authority, shows how through cooperation and education, birds can serve to bring children together and progress towards common goals.

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Joint Project in Israel, Jordan and Palestinian Authority
Category: Environment
Issue No. 160
 

With Brenda Katten present to elaborate on the aims of ESRA a successful meeting was held representing a number of regions of the North. Delegates agreed that such meetings were to take place more regularly to share ideas and report on successes.

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Conquering distances and divides-Northern Region
Category: ESRA News
Issue No. 172
 

ESRA's annual golf tournament was played at Gaash Golf Club with an entry of 54 competitors.

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HOFFMAN & KATZENELLENBOGEN WIN ESRA GOLF TOURNAMENT 2010
Category: Sports
Issue No. 156
 

Barbara Abraham presents a fascinating insight into the lives of 2 women whose lives were changed by their belief in anthroposophy.

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ANTHROPOSOPHY CHANGED THEIR LIVES
Category: People
Issue No. 157
 

The Wayward Moon by Janice Weizman is her first novel. It is in the form of historical fiction and captures ones imagination immediately. It is the adventure of a young woman’s search for meaning during the 9th century in the Middle East.

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Study sowed the seed for this winning tale of Rahel - Book Review
Category: Literature
Issue No. 171
 
 
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