What does it mean to be a Zionist in this day and age? For Adele Rubin the real Zionists are those who came to Israel of their own free will, but she also uses the example of Azarai Alon, now 92, and one of the founders of the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel and this year’s recipient of the Herzl Prize. This prize is given every year to worthy individuals who have contributed to Israel in some way.

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THE REAL ZIONISTS
Category: Israel
Issue No. 156
 

British And American students participate in MASA Givat Haviva Intensive Arabic semester, learning the languages and cultures of Arabs and Jews in Israel. Lydia Aisenberg reports.

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INTENSIVE ROAD TO ARABIC
Category: Israel
Issue No. 156
 

This is not your usual tourist guide but an unusually interesting one that takes the armchair traveller on an historical, archaeological, biblical and cultural tour of Israel in a very individual way. Encountering Isael by Stephen Kramer is reviewed by Rolly King Kohansky.

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ENCOUNTERING ISRAEL
Category: Israel
Issue No. 156
 

Last Ice Cream describes an outing to the beach, in sweltering heat, on the last day of the summer school holidays, of the writer and her four young children, the hassles and pleasures.

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LAST ICE CREAM
Category: Israel
Issue No. 155
 

The fourth annual community sponsored walk in aid of the Benji Hillman Foundation took place in Raanana on Friday April 30. Donations are still coming in from the walk, which has so far raised NIS 180,000.

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WALKING FOR BENJIS HOME
Category: Israel
Issue No. 155
 

The Swedish ‘girls’, Symötet, donated this year’s takings to ESRA for students’ scholarships.

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THE SWEDISH GIRLS  DONATE LAST YEARS TAKINGS TO ESRA FOR STUDENTS SCHOLARSHIPS
Category: Israel
Issue No. 155
 

Eric Moss, 3rd Prize Winner of ESRA Magazine Literary Competition, unfolds his personal story of how his adopted daughter expressed her wish to meet her biological parents before her wedding day. “Convoy to Sderot,” recounts his family’s journey as they travelled together to that highly emotional meeting and the subsequent celebration of the event.

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CONVOY TO SDEROT
Category: Israel
Issue No. 154
 

2nd Prize Winner of ESRA Magazine Literary Competition, Petra van der Zande, has written the true story of loving hearts, with a difference. In “Grafted onto the Jewish Olive Tree,” Petra tells us how she and her husband Wim, Christian Zionists originally from Holland, came to Israel and took on the difficult task of caring for several special needs children and how this changed all of their lives.

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GRAFTED INTO THE JEWISH OLIVE TREE
Category: Israel
Issue No. 154
 

“This is my regiment; This is my home; Fighters, men and women; Dressed in green uniform.” These are the words sung by the members of MAGAV, the border police at their passing our ceremony. In her article, “TO BE A FREE NATION,” Barbara Abraham expresses her pride as she watches her 18-year old grand daughter, a new cadet, march by and raise her voice in song.

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TO BE A FREE NATION
Category: Israel
Issue No. 154
 

Sarika Braverman devotes her time to the memory of those of her parachuting comrades, lost in the struggle for the Zionist ideals. The Hashomer Hatsair movement is the inspiration for her life which she shares in her stories of the bravery and commitment of her colleagues.

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JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME
Category: Israel
Issue No. 154
 
 
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