Despite the worst weather that Israel has had in may years, the 3 day hike from The Big Crater down to Eilat was greatly enjoyed by Henry Gild. Camping out for 2 nights and walking 18-20 kilometers a day the hike took them along cliffs, up and down rock faces that sometimes included using ropes, and trekking along very uneven surfaces with wonderful vistas on the way.

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The hike we won’t forget
Category: Sports
Issue No. 174
 

TIKVOT is an amuta (NPO) that helps victims of terror through the medium of sport. Founded by Mervin (Rocky) Muravitz, an immigrant from Durban, and three of his friends, the organization is run by volunteers. They organize and pay for victims of all ages to participate in the sport of their choosing. Swimming and horse riding are well known therapeutic sports but they have also funded snowboarding, kite surfing, skiing and special biking as well as other activities.

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Rehab through sports
Category: Sports
Issue No. 174
 

What a great night out the “golden” ESRA Zumba girls of Raanana had as they took to the stage at a party in pink show held on behalf of Breast Cancer Awareness. You too can come and learn to Zumba with ESRA every Sunday morning at Beit Fisher.

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A Party in Pink for the golden Zumba girls
Category: Sports
Issue No. 174
 

Geocaching is Treasure Hunting in the digital age. Using a GPS device and following a Compass, it’s a treasure hunt in which all the family can partake. New places are located and lots of historical and local information can be learnt - there are many locations of geocaches in Israel. Started in the USA 15 years ago, geocaching is an international pastime all over the world.

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Hide and seek
Category: Sports
Issue No. 173
 

Shalom Brener finds a solution to his aches and pains in Sandy Kessler's Buzz method of excersize. He interviewed Sandy about her method. Read the article to understand how it works...

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BUZZ from Sandy
Category: Sports
Issue No. 173
 

During Succot the ESRA midweek hiking group went out for an easy hike on the Carmel. The hikers were impressed by the beautiful Carmel scenery but at the same time were painfully reminded of the fire that struck the area in December 2010.

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Hike a reminder of killer forest fire
Category: Sports
Issue No. 172
 

The visit of Sir Cliff Richard to the Nazareth Tennis School is reported here by Marion Lebor. As a schoolgirl she had met him when he visited her high school. Sir Cliff has been involved in the Freddie Krivine Foundation since 2005 when he donated towards its refurbishment. His love of tennis and his commitment to help create bridges between communities led to his involvement in his scheme.

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Why is this knight different from all other knights?
Category: Sports
Issue No. 171
 

Three coaches took members of ESRA to the opening ceremony of the 19th Maccabiah at the Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem. A full capacity audience welcomed the athletes as they marched into the stadium. Former Olympians took part in the official ceremonies and an amazing array of talent took part in an unbelievable entertainment programme.

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Our sporting elite did us proud on the night
Category: Sports
Issue No. 171
 

Gavin Kadey came from Zimbabwe to live in Israel and is now a fan of bowls. He went to the Maccabiah tournament to take photos and met two interesting contestants from the small African communities of Zimbabwe and Guinea-Bissau. Both paticipants came to compete but also felt how important it was to be here to show their solidarity with Israel.

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Game has totally bowled me over
Category: Sports
Issue No. 171
 

Although the world of Tae Kwon Do is largely male, American born Jessica Mandel has done us proud by being a Grand Master who has successfully represented Israel on a multitude of occasions. Both a teacher and a practitioner of this Korean art, Jessica is also an English teacher whose students are high achievers.

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Bringing home the SILVERWARE
Category: Sports
Issue No. 170
 
 
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