A unique and impressive complex for producing oil, dating back to the Byzantine Period was discovered recently during excavations at Ahihud. In Ancient Oil, Michael Cohen, Director of the Israel Antiquities Authority, gives you the details and explanations of this exciting discovery.

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Ancient oil
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DEAR EDITOR-147

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DEAR EDITOR-147
Category: Letters
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A mammoth report on the 30th anniversary full day event of lectures and entertainment. ESRA volunteers gave their all to frantically change outdoor to indoor venues. ESRA’s work in the community was on show and a large crowd, undaunted by the bad weather, participated in all that was on offer on a very successful day. l

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Esra’s 30th Anniversary Festival – behind the scenes
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Thank you for a great day….
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Merle Guttmann,(Founder & Honorary President), Debby Lieberman (Chairperson) and Ze’ev Bielski (Head of Jewish Agency) addressed the audience at ESRA’s 30th anniversary paying tribute to the outstanding volunteer recipients of achievement awards who have made ESRA what it is today.

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Esra Achievement Awards 2008
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Volunteer Recipients 2008
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Freda Keet writes an emotional bitter-sweet report of her return to her homeland of Zimbabwe, and Bulawayo. A poignant observation of the degeneration of the country in terms of culture and control. The tragedy of loss.

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A CRY FOR A BELOVED COUNTRY
Category: Diaspora
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Doreen Guinsberg recalls the glory of Rhodesia’s centenary celebrations and the World Women Congress held there at that time. She rues what Zimbabwe has become today.

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Southern Rhodesia’s hundred golden years
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A heart rending poem on the experiences of the Aborigine in Australia as their idyllic life is shattered.

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Shattered DreamTime
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Johanan Herson writes emotionally of his reunion with his son and family in Uman, Ukraine. He describes the joy of the Breslev community on Rosh Hashanah.

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My Pilgrimage to Uman
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ISSUE 147 - Dec 2008/Jan 2009

FROM THE EDITOR

My dear ESRA Family, For thirty years you and ESRA have been part of my life, a vital and indivisible part of me and my growth. Together we have created and built an organization of volunteers that is considered one of the most successful in Israel. Our strength is you our volunteers. You have given of yourselves, your love, your passion, your energies, your initiatives.

CONTRIBUTORS

Sharon Bacher
Rabbi Aryeh A. Frimer
Lisa Brink
Barbara Blum
Ilan Shachar
Maurice Ostroff
Reader
Ruth Corman
Zelda Harris
Steve Kramer
Nina Zuck
Barbara Abraham-Vazana
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