The Ministry of Culture and Sport has presented Dr Dennis Hanover the “Life Achievement Award 2012” for his contribution to developing martial arts in Israel. Merle describes Dennis' outstanding career and many achievements from the early days in South Africa to this latest award.

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A big honor for Mr Martial Arts
Category: People
Issue No. 169
 

A lady with the courage of her convictions, she allowed no compromise on her ideas which she was adamant were correct. A stoic supporter of Israel despite many differences with various Israeli leaders , she abhorred anti-Semitism. She will be remembered as the longest continuous serving head of the British Government of the 20th century.

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Thatcher, staunch friend of Israel
Category: People
Issue No. 169
 

Nonagenarian Sybil Shapiro was the ESRA Magazine distribution coordinator in Ramat Hasharon for over 30 years. Lynette Karp met her in her new home in Bet Protea and was impressed!

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Mag-nificent! Link goes back 32 years
Category: People
Issue No. 169
 

A fitting tribute to Asher Riemer who Nina describes as the most gentle, caring and clever man.

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Asher Riemer 1926-2013
Category: People
Issue No. 169
 

Pamela's obituary for her beloved husband, Martin Peled.

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Martin Peled 1948 - 2012
Category: People
Issue No. 169
 

Joe Hallis's moving obituary for Lawrence Freedman as well as Merle Guttmann's tribute to him.

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Lawrence Freedman 1942-2013
Category: People
Issue No. 169
 

Fonda Dubb was presented with the Eilat Volunteer Award 2012 in recognition of her volunteer work with the blind, chronically ill and mentally challenged persons, and ESRA embroidery products.

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Eilat Volunteer Award 2012 to Fonda Dubb
Category: People
Issue No. 168
 

The sudden passing of Rolly King Kohansky, vibrant, sassy and sharp, intrepid journalist with a personality larger than life, has left her friends bereft. She is also sorely missed by the editorial board of ESRA MAGAZINE.

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Rolly King Kohansky
Category: People
Issue No. 168
 

Life of an interesting and very creative man who joined the BBC and was guided into the music business where he created many music programs. A lifelong Zionist he eventually came to Israel where he felt truly at home as a Jew and was the top music director for Israeli television light entertainment in the 70’s and 80’s.

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Barry Langford, a man, a legend, a gambler, a Jew
Category: People
Issue No. 168
 

A shining tribute to Ros Israelstam, originally from Rhodesia, an outstanding sportswoman, family person and warm friend, who passed away. Her life remains an everlasting inspiration for her family and many friends.

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Ros Israelstam 1939 –2012
Category: People
Issue No. 168
 
 
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