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ISSUE 155 - June/July 2010

FROM THE EDITOR

We welcome ESRA’s new leaders and wish them great success in the coming years in running our dynamic organization. Their fresh start is embodied in our redesigned and interactive website which we invite you to enjoy and use – find the event you want, order and pay online www.esra.org.il This issue is proud to feature an interview with Gov. Stanley Fischer whom we congratulate on his re-nomination to a second term of office as Governor of the Bank of Israel.

CONTRIBUTORS

Naomi Ariel
Mike Rubin
Reader
Stuart Elgrod 1941-2010
Steve Kramer
Jeannette Katzir
Motti Zaslow
Merle Guttmann
Rabbi Aryeh A. Frimer
Katherine (Kaila) Shabat
Amiel Gurt
Nelly Perry
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