Large underground car parks go with living in a modern apartment block. Pnina Kass observes what goes on in the garage of her new home. The most orderly place in her daily life, the routine of the neighbors can be imagined.

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Life As viewed from the underground garage
Category: Israel
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Students and pupils visited Dialog in the Dark in Holon thanks to a donation from Entegris. It was a fascinating and unique experience for them

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THE HERZLIA STUDENTS BUILD A NEIGHBOURHOOD VISIT
Category: ESRA News
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We meet Shirley Hirsch, an artist and horse lover, and briefly follow her life from a childhood in England to her coming to live in Israel and learn how her deep involvement with horses grows and develops.

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Shirley Hirsch, a passion for horses
Category: People
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One of the oldest university towns in Spain is Salamanca, began in the 13th century, is still home to students. Its impressive central square surrounded by beautiful arcades has many restaurants and cafes. The small pedestrian streets house museums and galleries including a museum of clocks – it’s a city full of life and champagne. Segovia is a smaller sleepier town with large buildings dating back to Roman times, many churches and a convent built over a former synagogue. The 11th century fortress at Alcazar, perched high up, with magnificent views looks down on what was once the Jewish cemetery.

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Salamanca and Segovia –Two Off-the-Beaten-Track Spanish Towns
Category: Travel
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Lydia Aisenberg writes of her visit to Nailsworth in the UK, and how the book Children Write for Peace was warmly welcomed by the Quaker community, where ideas in common were shared and a good connection has been forged.

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Children Write for Peace Well Received by Nailsworth UK Quakers
Category: Diaspora
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Thoughts of a committed runner and trainer sidelined with regret through flu at the start of the Tiberias marathon. There is always another race or another opportunity – in life and in racing.

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34th International Tiberias Marathon (and I wasnt in it)
Category: Sports
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Lilian Cohen was advised that her chemotherapy would not lead to the loss of her hair - but this was not to be. With the support of her family and the assistance of her son in shaving her head, her attitude to her new found baldness became her pride. No wigs for her, and in spite of a collection of hats she loves to walk on the beach with the sun shining on her bald head.

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BALD IN HAIFA
Category: Health
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As part of the Students Build a Neighbourhood project, and with the help of the Religious Education Group of Netanya and many volunteers, a wonderful batmitzvah celebration was held for a group of eight girls from Hefzibah

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THE HEFZIBAH GIRLS CELEBRATE THEIR BATMITZVOT
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ESRA's secondhand shop in Raanana, called the Nearly New Shop is a treasure trove. Naomi Ariel explains that it is not only a shop for those in the need but where very good items are contributed and the general public like you and me go looking for a bargain.

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ESRAS TREASURE TROVE
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Safed is the second most holy city in Israel. Ascent is the Chabad center in the city, it serves as a yeshiva, hostel and retreat, and Steve Kramer writes that to be there for a Shabbat was a unique experience. The weekend included lectures, a guided walk through the old city and a wonderful Friday night meal with a local family.

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A WEEKEND WITH CHABAD IN SAFED
Category: Jewish Scene
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ISSUE 159 - April/May 2011

FROM THE EDITOR

Always looking to improve, and well aware that there is always room for it, this issue features changes which I hope are good and to your liking. With the help of our new graphic designer, some of them are conceptual, some graphical, but all have been made to increase the user-friendliness of the magazine. The major change is in the presentation of ESRA cultural and social events.

CONTRIBUTORS

Reader
Flori Cohen
Shashi Ishai
Alan R Deutsch
Zelda Harris
Alan Caplan
Gidon Levitas 1936-2010
Joan Weisman
Lilian Cohen
Pnina  Moed Kass
Arthur Horne
Marvyn Hatchuel
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