We are introduced to the enigmatic “O” gene which allows the writer’s father a system of chaos as compared with the order of her husband and daughter who are fastidiously neat and organized.

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The Mysterious Anti-Chaos “O” Gene
Category: Diaspora Features
Issue No. 162
 

Gershon Marinbach wrote this poignant story of a day shared with his father at his college classes as a tribute to his father. An immigrant to the United States from Russia, he enabled his son the opportunity of a formal education which he himself was deprived of.

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MY FATHER, MYSELF AND CCNY
Category: Diaspora
Issue No. 161
 

Influenced by the story of British double agent George Blake, Hershell Goldman specialized in criminal justice research. His career included working for the British prison and police where computerized information databases were set up. This included fingerprint storage, image recognition, satellite tracking, vehicle speed trap development; automatic license plate readers and DNA fingerprinting.

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SPIES, DNA, CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
Category: Diaspora
Issue No. 161
 

Hazel Agami describes her hairaising experiences driving a Leyland Lynx truck in the World War II Britain during the icy winter of 1943. It was only later that she understood that she had transported sections of Mulberry Harbour, Churchill's solution against all odds, for a floating harbour, to be used for the Second Front.

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MULBERRY HARBOUR
Category: Diaspora
Issue No. 161
 

A photographic exhibition depicting the development of kibbutzim over the last century was on display in the British House of Commons for a five-day period last week.

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100 YEARS OF KIBBUTZ DISPLAYED IN HOUSE OF COMMONS
Category: Diaspora
Issue No. 160
 

Betty Katzin & Jane Krivine offer you a fascinating insight into one of those decorative book plates that affirm one’s ownership. Find out more about the design of a 19th century ex-libris bookplate of a Dutch Jewish family, and how their history is intertwined in the design.

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EVERY EX-LIBRIS HAS ITS OWN HISTORY
Category: Diaspora
Issue No. 160
 

This was written by Daisy Roessler-Rubin a week before she died on 25 March 2011. Her daughter, Susan Herold, would be pleased to hear from anyone who was on this kindertransport. She can be reached at susanherold@gmail.com

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KINDERTRANSPORT JUNE 5-6 1939
Category: Diaspora
Issue No. 160
 

Lydia Aisenberg writes of her visit to Nailsworth in the UK, and how the book Children Write for Peace was warmly welcomed by the Quaker community, where ideas in common were shared and a good connection has been forged.

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Children Write for Peace Well Received by Nailsworth UK Quakers
Category: Diaspora
Issue No. 159
 

The stories of two young men that seem to follow a similar pattern – and intertwine and connect across the world from England to South Africa, Rhodesia and Israel.

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POETIC JUSTICE, OR IS IT WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND?
Category: Diaspora
Issue No. 159
 

Lydia Aisenberg attends an inter-faith meeting at St. Ethelburga in Bishopsgate, London“ in War and Peace: Barricades, Fences and Round Tents…..” The Center is devoted to building relationships across boundries of faith, culture and religion. Prior to that visit she was guest speaker at events in Belfast and Dublin celebrating 100th anniversary of the kibbutz.

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WAR & PEACE: Barricades, Fences & Round Tents in Square Glass Holes
Category: Diaspora
Issue No. 159
 
 
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