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ISSUE 156 - Sep/Oct 2010
FROM THE EDITOR
Achinoam Nini, internationally acclaimed singer and humanist, is performing gratis for ESRA at the Opera House on October 19 – please join her and us at this one-time event and be part of promoting our community events. Our Israel is always under fire, verbal and actual, but painfully so in the past year. More...
In this issue we try to raise all our spirits by bringing you glimpses of international support in real ways, a colorful palate of exhibitions, portraits of people who love and do for Israel, some light hearted articles and as always opportunities for you to volunteer and become involved in the country we love. Two articles show how people from overseas come to Israel to actively learn about us: “Looking Forward” describes the feelings of Christian Friends of Israel who spent a week here at a seminar during the memorial period of the Holocaust and Israel’s Fallen Soldiers, and in “Intensive Road to Arabic” of the feelings of young people who have come to study Arabic and Israel and its problems. In “Rotuma”, an island in the Pacific, we are introduced into another type of community living. There are so many examples of Jews abroad who translate their identification with Israel into active ways of showing it. We bring you two: “Dan David” who created the first photo booths in Israel and in the past years gives annual large money prizes to famous people who come here to receive it and Fred Monosson who filmed “Israel in Color” on every visit he made to Israel from 1948-1969 and whose films have been rescued and edited by Avishai Kfir. Also in this issue you can read about Israelis who give their heart and soul to this country: writing the biography of Golda Meir and getting to know her, Azaria Alon who did so much to protect Israel’s nature, outstanding volunteers in Netanya and Ramat Hasharon and the winners of ESRA’s “My Israel” literary competition. You too can volunteer - tutor English (English without Borders) or help handicapped children in the therapeutic horse riding program. A small country so rich in culture, we highlight five exhibitions, ESRA Events offers courses, lectures, trips, social groups, a musical treat in Apollonia, and books to read. The Food/Wine section features dessert wines and home-making wine, and fondues; keeping your intellect alive with bridge by playing boldly and safely and solving our crossword. The Sport column reinacts the month of the Mondial by viewers here, and tells you of the blossoming of Aqua Gym. Some light hearted articles to enjoy – on computers, living with snakes, bargain-finding. On the serious side, very useful information is brought to you on reducing taxes and on inheritance taxes and the administrative steps you need to do on becoming a widow. Yom Kippur is approaching and you can read what the day means to us and thoughts about our long prayers. Happy New Year to you all from our readers and from all of us at ESRA, Merle Guttmann Close
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