Marsha Stein describes the work and life-style of the German Christian Zionist Community in Israel, and particularly those living in kibbutz Beth-El in Zichron Yaakov.

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Security at its heart, but this community prefers to stay under the radar
Category: Israel
Issue No. 170
 

Volunteers needed for archaeological excavation in Herzliya

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Dig this: Volunteers are wanted
Category: Israel
Issue No. 170
 

Lydia Aisenberg describes the beautiful landscapes and unbelievable views from the Jewish settlement of Shaked. She details the Jewish settlements and Arab villages along the Green Line and and the electronic security fence, and wonders whether the communities will be able to attract tourism to this area, desptie the security worries.

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VIEW FROM THE TOP
Category: Israel
Issue No. 169
 

Lucille Edelman joined an ESRA Rehovot guided tour of the Rehovot Municipal Farm, known as the “Hava” by the locals. She describes the many and varied activities of the farm, from growing vegetables bonsai and house plants, breeding fish and learning about healthy cooking.

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Growing back to our roots
Category: Israel
Issue No. 169
 

Ilan Hirschowitz describes a father's fear and concern for the safety of his two sons serving in the IDF. He sees them as heroes, the brave young men who are performing their duty as the protectors of the State of Israel. He also describes the lives of Yoav Assa and Elaine Brewer, two people who have courageously fought terrible adversity, and they too can be classified as heroes.

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Heroes: A father’s fears for his son
Category: Israel
Issue No. 169
 

A humorous anecdote – how the author learned that the Hebrew for “nose” is “etsbah” (finger).

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The only two Hebrew words you’ll ever need
Category: Israel
Issue No. 169
 

Steve Kramer describes ESRA's winter hike in the Lower Galilee region near Tiberias. The weather, the views, and the fun and challenge of criss-crossing the Arbel stream on foot made it an unforgettable experience.

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Take a hike...and a soaking, too
Category: Israel
Issue No. 169
 

An ESRA tour to the Harel forest near Jerusalem reveals the history hidden in the Machal and Gachal sites. The group visited memorial sites to the fallen commanders and soldiers

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‘Hidden history’ awaiting us just meters off Route 1
Category: Israel
Issue No. 169
 

Amy Avgar visited the Samaritan community in Luzia at the foot of Mount Gerizim, an area that is mentioned in the Bible. The Samaritans claim to be descended from the tribes of Ephraim and Menasseh. They follow Jewish law, celebrate the festivals and Shabbat, and serve in the army.

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Traveling back in time-The Samaritans
Category: Israel
Issue No. 168
 

The walking group "Raanan" started as a tribute 33 years ago to the memory of Raanan who was killed in an accident. This account of a 3-day trek in the Negev describes stunning views, walks and climbs – altogether challenging, worthwhile and enjoyable.

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Three Days Trekking in the Negev and Eilat
Category: Israel
Issue No. 168
 
 
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