Moving tribute to the late Anita Berman fondly recalling the tireless dedication of this long time Esra volunteer. Her interest in archaeology,led her granddaughter to follow in her footsteps. There is a detailed account of how she and her assiciates set up The Temple Mount Sifting Project and the many amazing finds that the project has uncovered to date, are recorded here. Details of how to participate in the Project are also included.

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Sifting by volunteers reveals hidden story
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Issue No. 175
 

Many factors go into choosing a satisfying career. Picking one which suits your skills and personality, expanding a hobby into one which generates an income, choosing one which many members of your family have pursued and finding your strengths and aptitudes are ways toward a proper choice.

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Pain of failing to choose the correct career
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Issue No. 175
 

A keen observation of how life's lessons are sometimes stronger than what our mothers taught us.

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I am the daughter of an English teacher
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Issue No. 175
 

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
 

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
 

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
 
 
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