Lydia Aisenberg

Lydia Aisenberg is a journalist, informal educator and special study tour guide. Born in 1946, Lydia is originally from South Wales, Britain and came to live in Israel in 1967 and has been a member of Kibbutz Mishmar HaEmek since. The mother of five and grandmother of five (so far) Lydia has been involved in shared citizenship projects of the Givat Haviva Institutes International Department for the last 25 years, and involved in informal education projects since her first visit to Israel in 1965 and volunteering during the 1967 war.

The fascination of Malta is captured in this essay extolling the pleasures and uniqueness of this interesting Mediterranean archipelago with its own small but active Jewish community.

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Malta and its Jewish community
Category: Travel
Issue No. 142
 

Nahalot, a colorful, quaint neighborhood of Jerusalem established between 1860-1900, is picturesque and eclectic with many synagogues to suit its diversity and many steps adding to its quaintness - an interesting area to explore.

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NAHLAOT WANDERINGS
Category: Towns
Issue No. 142
 

The modern Kibbutz Baram, renowned for its thriving apple industry, was built on the ancient site of Baram. Excavations exposed two synagogues of late 4th or early 5th centuries. It is an area steeped in history.

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baram synagogue
Category: Israel
Issue No. 143
 

From the 1830’s millions of people from all over the world have entered the USA. Towards the end of the nineteenth century this included Jews from Eastern Europe many of whom became well known. Ellis Island, a museum and major tourist attraction, has a wall which is inscribed with many of the names of these immigrants.

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ellis island
Category: Diaspora
Issue No. 143
 

The Israeli high-court ruling forcing the rerouting of the controversial security fence in the outer Jerusalem region will place the fence literally alongside the well-tended front and back gardens of Har Radar, now a flourishing Jewish community on the Green Line.

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Radar Hill, Jerusalem
Category: Towns
Issue No. 145
 

Shabtai (Sasha) Falcon, now deceased, shares with readers the horrors of his young life as a witness of the Shoah and the only survivor of his family. He leaves us with a legacy to remember so that this history can never be denied.

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DON’T FORGET TO REMEMBER
Category: Diaspora
Issue No. 144
 

Aaron Ziegelman, Polish born American, researched his home town of Luboml bringing to Moreshet in this wonderful exhibition, a clear understanding of the richness of Jewish life before the Holocaust.

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Luboml exhibition, Moreshet
Category: Arts
Issue No. 144
 

The story of a young woman who volunteered to be an emissary to Poland and the brave, confused people who made a decision to find their way back to Judaism.

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Poland’s lost Jews refound
Category: Diaspora
Issue No. 144
 

The stroke of a pen on a map in 1949 created a village with a split personality. This village, half in Israel and half in Palestine has become the “Dizengoff Center of Wadi Ara’.

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On Either Side of the Divide
Category: Towns
Issue No. 144
 

The Bat Shlomo moshava on the Carmel is a treasury of history, especially worth a visit in the spring when the threatened red falcon birds take up home on the synagogue roof and breeding boxes before their migratory return to South Africa.

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Red Falcons in Bat Shlomo
Category: Israel
Issue No. 145
 
 
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