A devoted family man and keen sportsman who, together with his wife Adele, was a long term volunteer for ESRA. David's warm personality and sense of humor will long remain with all who had the privilege to know him. May he rest in peace.

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David Isaac Margolis 1928-2014
Category: People
Issue No. 174
 

Max Stous, a former mayor of Sandton, was privileged to meet Nelson Mandela on several occasions. In spite of Mandelas ties to the PLO and other Arab institutions, he had a unique relationship with the Jewish community in SA. Many of the professional people who attended him – doctors and lawers - were Jewish, he spoke at Jewish gatherings and referred to Rabbi Harris as his personal Rabbi. Max also had the pleasure of sitting next to Mr Mandela at a Jewish wedding and explaining what was going on under the chuppa.

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The day I sat next to Nelson Mandela at a Jewish wedding
Category: People
Issue No. 173
 

One of the less well-known attributes of Nelson Mandela was his great love of children. A newspaper clipping recalls an unforgettable moment in February 1990.

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While Crowd Waits, Mandela Plays With Babies
Category: People
Issue No. 173
 

The Jewish Community along with the South African white population were apprehensive when Mandela came to power. Would he really live up to his words – unification and reconciliation? He did this and more with his wisdom, humanity and kindness. Jackie Klein was visiting South Africa at the time of his death and witnessed the outpourings of love for him from the local communities and from people all over the world .

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Mandela: Celebrating a life well lived
Category: People
Issue No. 173
 

Godfrey Gadabout is the doll knitted by Barbara Portner which ESRA is soon going to raffle or put up for auction. “Whatever we do with Godfrey, he’s sure to bring money into ESRA’s coffers, one way or another", says Chairperson Brenda Katten,

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Hello dolly! Here’s hoping Godfrey will be a big money-spinner for us
Category: People
Issue No. 173
 

Elisha Linn, was one of the firstborn members of kibbutz Mishmar Ha’Emek, founded 91 years ago by Polish pioneers. Lydia remembers him as a storyteller par excellence and somewhat of a local historian with a formidable memory, a charming smile and a great entertainer.

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Legend that was Elisha Linn
Category: People
Issue No. 173
 

Postscript to a recent obituary of Shirley Kirsch

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Shirley Kirsch: With your passing, birthday breakfasts have been postponed
Category: People
Issue No. 173
 

The story of an exceptional woman, born in Germany, saved from the gas chambers as a Kindertransport child living in England, marrying and immigrating to Palestine, founding and heading Enosh for emotionally disturbed people, promoting research on mental illness. A life full of challenges and numerous accomplishments.

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One woman’s incredible journey
Category: People
Issue No. 172
 

Where were you when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated? A collection of memories.

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Where were you...when Kennedy was assassinated?
Category: People
Issue No. 172
 

Only five years in Israel but settled as if born here, Glenis and Lawrence have become very involved in ESRA affairs and in private endeavors to help others. Her aged mother is cared for at a wonderful day center in Raanana.

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And mother came too!
Category: People
Issue No. 172
 
 
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