Mike Porter

Mike Porter was born in South Africa. In Johannesburg he became a newspaper reporter on the Rand Daily Mail, besides writing for the Sunday Times, Zionist Record and, years later, for the EP Herald (Port Elizabeth). He returned to Israel because he wanted his son to be born a “sabra”. In Israel was editor of magazines (at El Al) before opening a bookshop. Sometimes he held poetry readings to relieve the tedium of not having customers. At age 67 he put out a book of poetry, and at present is trying to sell a book of bedtime stories. Today is a freelance computer operator, and writer/editor.

A personal account of a month’s travel through New Zealand provides much information for travelers, including many photographs, and shows that backpacking holidays need not be limited only for the young.

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when the kiwi calls - A Review
Category: Literature
Issue No. 143
 

Review on Martin Fletcher’s latest book “Breaking News”, which deals with the torn experiences of a Jewish newsman, facing the challenges of observing tragic happenings while having to report them objectively.

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Breaking News - A Review
Category: Literature
Issue No. 145
 

Pirkei Avos is a philosophical manuscript – a teaching tool of the Mishnah, says Joe Bobker. Divided into chapters the ethics of Judaism are explained here with humor and examples.

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PIRKEI AVOS WITH A TWIST OF HUMOR - A Review
Category: Literature
Issue No. 149
 

The first Jewish city to be established for 2000 years Tel Aviv was first envisaged in 1906. It was not until 1921 that it was declared an autonomous city. Mike Porter gives us a potted history of its development until the 1960’s.

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TEL AVIV-BREAKING NEWS BY OUR MAN ON THE SPOT
Category: Towns
Issue No. 150
 

Mike Porter tells us about a “walk “he took up to the monastery of Meteora in central Greece. Perched on a rock, which may or may not have been the result of a large meteorite hitting the hilly area, is the 14th Century monastery of Meteoron. The steep rock face must have made the building very difficult as everything had to be pulled by ropes or trolleys. Today a popular tourist attraction it is difficult to climb up but affords an amazing view.

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THE CLIMB UP METEORA
Category: Travel
Issue No. 151
 

Mike Porter describes the experiences he had when visiting Istanbul during the Ramadan festival. He was impressed by the cleanliness he found in Istanbul and says "Anybody who remembers the Istanbul of 50 years ago is in for a surprise. This wonderful city, situated on chains of hills and mountains which define the waterways – the Golden Horn, the Bosphorus and the Sea of Marmara – has been cleaned up, and sparkles in the autumn sun."

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RAMAZAN IN ISTANBUL
Category: Travel
Issue No. 152
 

Why not celebrate an anniversary or birthday by doing something a little different - Hot Air Ballooning is certainly one way to view the country. Just outside Kibbutz Ruhama in the Northern Negev you can accomplish this wish. It is an early start at 05.45 in order to get the best weather conditions and in turn better performance for your experience.

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A lot of hot air - ballooning
Category: Sports
Issue No. 165
 

A soul wrenching review of a woman’s immensely personal account of her fight with cancer. Mike Porter says it is a powerful, emotional book, and worth reading.

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Soul to Soul: Writings from Dark Places - A Review
Category: Literature
Issue No. 161
 

Eating onions, which Mike porter hated, helped him to free himself of his frequent jaundice attacks.

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HEALTH HINTS  ONIONS FOR JAUNDICE
Category: Health
Issue No. 155
 

Mike Porter paints a clear picture of the charm of Sophia in Bulgaria and surrounding interesting attractions with useful suggestions of places to visit.

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Sofia
Category: Travel
Issue No. 163
 
 
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