ESRA’s visit to Yad Vashem focused on the Museum of Holocaust Art – art works that had been done by prisoners and hidden during the Holocaust. Also visited were the gardens dedicated to the Righteous among the Nations.

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ESRA VISIT TO YAD VASHEM
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Kibbutz Mishmar HaEmek was founded in the 1920’s in the Jezreel Valley. A museum of the Kibbutz history is now housed in a building that was originally a guard post. It includes documents about the 8-day attack by Arabs in 1948.

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Living history
Category: Israel
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Living works of art describes the compositions that Peter Viner creates in the Jezreel Valley. Using different grains, his designs have been seen by thousands of visitors who look down on his creations from the top of Mt Gilboa.

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A grain of art
Category: Israel
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Tania Grossman explains why the 7th day of Pesach is a story of redemption – and not a story of sorrow to celebrate the slaughter of the Egyptians.

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The Seventh Day of Pesach
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Before coming to live in Israel in the 1940’s Gideon Schwigar learnt shoemaking. Starting out by repairing shoes and then making sandals for children this developed into TEVA Neot. In 1949 it moved to Kibbutz Naot Mordechai in the Galillee. Fashion, comfort and quality is their trademark and much of its produce is sold abroad.

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Comfort, Fashion & Success
Category: Israel
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The Jordan Valley is in the Afro Syrian Rift and runs from Beit Shean to Jericho. Using biblical, geographical and historic references, this article talks about what has been achieved in the area despite agricultural problems.

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Forty Years of Jordan Valley Settlement
Category: Israel
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ALUT Society for Autistic Children produced a calendar using beautiful drawings done by youngsters and adults at their occupational centers.

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ALUTS HAGGADAH
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Brian Braude describes a visit to Peru, a country of grandeur and tranquility. Starting in Lima and mainly travelling by bus they visited interesting places the highlight being Machu Picchu – the fairy tale city on the Inca trail.

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PERU
Category: Travel
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IBCA was established in 1949 to maintain contacts and develop trade relations between Israel, Britain and the Commonwealth. Meetings involving politicians, academics and the diplomatic corps take place regularly, and an annual dinner is held with a distinguished speaker.

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ISRAEL, BRITAIN AND THE COMMONWEALTH ASSOCIATION
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Two work colleagues meet in Tel Aviv and discuss their lives. What are the consequences of this meeting? Read it and decide for yourself.

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GALIT & YOSSI
Category: Features
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ISSUE 149 - April-May 2009

FROM THE EDITOR

Every year new Haggadas are added to the vast and rich variety of Pesach Haggadas which have come into being over hundreds of years till present times. This year we feature on our cover and on page 24 beautiful illustrations drawn by autistic artists of the new Alut Haggadah, and an illustration adapted from the Amsterdam Haggadah (22).

CONTRIBUTORS

Merle Guttmann
Gloria Deutsch
Barbara Grant
Ilan Shachar
Riva Rubin
Sara Groundland
Harley Zipori
Dr. Pamela Peled
Mike Porter
Adele Rubin
Naomi Ariel
Nina Zuck
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