Zachary Taylor fondly remembers the time he and his wife spent living in Tel-Aviv as a post-doctoral fellow at the the School of Mechanical Engineering at Tel Aviv University. Without any familial or religious connection to Israel, Zachary and his wife, Lisa learned to love the "wonderful people, culture and landscapes that we encountered while exploring, living and working in Israel." .

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Memories that will give us ‘cold comfort’ now we’re back in Canada
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Issue No. 174
 

During this time of year when our attention is drawn towards the telling of the story of our Exodus. Sara is reminded of her parents, both storytellers, who were “telling” the same story - the story of survival.

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Seder Night will remind me of my parents – the two great storytellers in my life . . .
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Issue No. 174
 

Lydia describes a visit to East Barta’a, a town on the West Bank just in Area B and under the jurisdiction of the Palestinian Authority. Many Israelis and Palestinians do their shopping in this town where goods from scrap metal, building materials, furniture, clothing etc. are for sale. She also visited a charcoal-packing business where Egyptian charcoal is being packaged to be sold in Israel. Lydia explains some of the problems and complications of life on that side of the green line.

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Egyptian charcoal for sale in Israel
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Issue No. 174
 

Israel’s Holocaust commemoration day, Yom Hashoah, falls on April 28, and a host of solemn official events will take place around the country to mark the day. Here we take a look at what ordinary individuals can do to preserve their families’ stories.

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Because we have a duty to know
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Issue No. 174
 

This is the love story of Judith and Edward Fortus who have been enjoying "Chapter 2 " as soul mates for the past 18 years

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The fax of life
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Issue No. 174
 

Ilan Shachar describes his visit to a holy site on top of a mountain in Rajasthan, India. It is the evening of Yom Kippur and he is moved by the understanding of what must be a very basic human desire to seek forgiveness for sins and feel close to heaven.

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Top of the world on the eve of Atonement
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Issue No. 173
 

The brochure of El Halev, Israel's only martial arts center run by women, trumpets its motto in big, bold letters: THE POWER WITHIN YOU. And one minute with Yudit Sidikman, CEO and senior instructor of the outfit, is enough to see why. Sidikman is power personified and she can teach you the tools to defend yourself in any threatening situation.

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Yes, ladies, you too can be Wonder Woman
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Issue No. 173
 

Whilst nursing a broken leg, Carl Hoffman was killing time by watching old TV shows – when he recalled a ‘haunting’ visit many years ago to a remote hill tribe on an island in the Philippines . . .

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The Land that time forgot
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Issue No. 173
 

The creator of ‘Dry Bones’ has written a Haggadah with a message for the future. So taking our lead from Seder Night, we ask him a lot more than four questions

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Bubble and speak
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Issue No. 173
 

The 1960s sci-fi movie Fantastic Voyage showed the fictional side of nano-technology. Today it’s a reality. Zachary Taylor reports on the advancing tiny fliers and swimmers at the Technion

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‘Fantastic voyage’ of Technion professor
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Issue No. 173
 
 
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