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
 

A fitting obituary to Riva Rubin, poet, author and highly acclaimed translator by her brother Barney. She won many prestigious literary prizes and her personal contribution is in having made writing in the English language in Israel recognized.

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Riva Rubin 1932-2013
Category: People
Issue No. 172
 

Syd Kenny was born in South Africa and named Sydney Kentridge, changing his name when he became Israel’s Air Attaché in the USA. His name has gone down in history as one of the founding fathers of the Israeli airforce.

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Syd Kenny 1920 – 2013
Category: People
Issue No. 172
 
 
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