Pamela Peled pays tribute to Rose Dembitzer who has built upon her own struggle with breast and ovarian cancer to initiate an innovative program in Israel, Prevention GENE-ration, aimed at consciousness-raising, education and genetic testing for the BRCA gene.

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Towards a Better Life: Tennis and Gene Testing
Category: Features
Issue No. 176
 

On Yom Kippur morning, October 6, 1973, Emil Murad went for a nature walk enjoying the peace and beauty of God's creation. But on that fateful day as he approached the synagogue, the sirens announced the beginning of that traumatic war. Emil was called up for military duty and although he survived the war unharmed, he questions God's ways and fears for the future of Israel.

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Out for a walk with God on the Day of Atonement
Category: Features
Issue No. 176
 

A trendy tale of a girl's hopes to find a suitable romantic match. We identify with Shashi as she tells of her prayers for a true lover after many disappointments, and follow her, sympathetically and anxiously, to the synagogue. Will her prayers be answered at last? A warm and uplifting story, told humorously but feelingly

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The epitome of Rosh Hashanah, new beginnings
Category: Features
Issue No. 176
 

A father is invited to attend Israel's first "Burning Man" happening, in which his younger daughter is involved. This proves to be a 5-day event at an "incredibly well-organized tent city" a few kilometers from Sde Boker. No money is allowed at Midburn – "everything was given or taken … it's gifting, plain and simple". Everyone pitches in with whatever talents he/she can contribute. And at the end 3,000 "burners" leave the desert as spotless as they found it. It proves to be spiritual experience – "Sometimes something weird and wonderful happens" says Larry Butchins.

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Burning Man gave feeling of freedom
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Issue No. 176
 

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
Category: Features
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
Category: Features
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
Category: Features
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
Category: Features
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
Category: Features
Issue No. 174
 
 
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