Carol Novis is a journalist who has written for various publications over many years. She wonders why the ESRA magazine has survived for so long when so many other journals are no longer published. Read the article she wrote in 1991 for the now defunct City Lights.

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ESRA:  FOR ENGLISH-SPEAKING READERS ONLY
Category: ESRA News
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Carol Novis is a journalist who has written for various publications over many years. She wonders why the ESRA magazine has survived for so long when so many other journals are no longer published. Read the article she wrote in 1991 for the now defunct City Lights.

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REPRINTED FROM CITY LIGHTS, VOL. 1, NO 27, JUNE 28, 1991, CITY LIGHTS
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“Third Proof Reader” Gloria Deutsch does the final proof reading for many of the ESRA articles. Grammar and spelling will have been corrected but there may still be mistakes that Gloria will find, read about her ‘bête noire’ in the usage of English punctuation

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ESRA MAGAZINE AND ME
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The first Jewish city to be established for 2000 years Tel Aviv was first envisaged in 1906. It was not until 1921 that it was declared an autonomous city. Mike Porter gives us a potted history of its development until the 1960’s.

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TEL AVIV-BREAKING NEWS BY OUR MAN ON THE SPOT
Category: Towns
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There are many stories of people who in adult life discover that they have Jewish ancestors and are in fact Jewish. One such person is Joanne Caras who’s book “The Holocaust Survivors Cookbook” is being sold worldwide to raise money for charity. Her story and the stories told in her book are well documented in this article by Pamel Peled.

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YOU HAVE TO BE JEWISH
Category: Diaspora
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Nancy Tamir, a lung transplantee, tells her story of how she survived a death sentence of irreversible emphysema to win six gold medals for swimming.

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Much more than a medal
Category: Health
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Eric Moss was visiting his family in a remote area of Costa Rica when he suffered a heart attack. His account of the treatment he received and his journey from the jungle to his home in Israel makes very interesting reading.

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My Costa Rican Heart Attack
Category: Health
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Do we all have moments in our lives when ‘coincidences’ are so strong that we wonder if the encounters were pre-ordained? Pamela Peled writes about the meeting between 2 patients in a hospital in the USA that led to the rekindling of friendships and the links between people in the USA, Israel and South Africa.

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Serendipity? Or Something More?
Category: Health
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Much has happened and been written about Israel and its history but small personal accounts can be very interesting and we can learn from them. Carl Hoffman‘s article is about the research that Dr Judith Abrahami-Einat has done to find out about a family tragedy that occurred in 1939.

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Seventy Years of Sorrow
Category: Israel
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Why have no more golf courses been developed in Israel? The rules of the game have to be followed, and as well as teaching strategy and restraint it offers exercise to young and old.

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Go for golf  in Israel
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ISSUE 150 - June/August 2009

FROM THE EDITOR

To acknowledge the thirty years of the Esra Magazine, we have designed a cover with 42 of the covers over the years, 31 of which are of Esra projects; brought some brief facts in Spotlight (page 7); reprinted an article from The Jerusalem Post about the magazine which captures its essence even today despite it having been written 18 years ago (page 10) and a personal account of proofing the magazine (page 13).

CONTRIBUTORS

Eric Moss
Rika Meyerowitz
Rolly King Kohansky
Marian Lebor
Nelly Perry
Carl Hoffman
Riva Rubin
Dr. Pamela Peled
David Rhodes
Gloria Deutsch
Carol Novis
Mike Porter
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