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ISSUE 160 - June-August 2011
FROM THE EDITOR
ESRA’s Annual General Meeting symbolizes afresh each year the democratic elements of ESRA that leadership is elected and changed, the due process to which we adhere, the stringent financial procedures that we follow and healthy financial status that we work hard for, and the dynamism and activism of our volunteers so evident in the reports. More...
Forever behind the world firing squad regardless of what we do and how, Israel’s many efforts at co-habiting and cooperating with our neighbors are overlooked in the global media. Two exciting joint projects are featured in this issue – “Migrating Birds know no Boundaries”, an educational project of 360 schools across Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority, and a Jewish-Arab youth soccer team. Lest we become paranoic, we need to constantly recognize that we have friends abroad, and that the play of politics is a façade. We can see this in the articles on the Norwegian ambassador’s visit to Mishmar Haemek, the House of Commons featuring a 100-year exhibition on the kibbutz, and a young journalist from the UK who tours a few of Israel’s peace endeavors (From Highgate to Hadar). Our magazine highlights through the memories of our readers our Jewish and Israeli history. This time there is a Kindertransport 1939 story, a Holocaust story on EIL ex libris, the experience of a South African doctor volunteering in Tel Hashomer in 1969, a forgotten benefactor – Isaac Ochberg. There are snippets of life in Israel: a Haredi battalion in the IDF; a father sharing his feelings on his son’s completing his basic training; wonderful sculptures of stories in Holon’s public gardens; a Tel Aviv coffee house scene; an immigrant fulfilling her environmental mission; the guilt of Israeli women; the rehabilitation of disabled children at Alyn hospital; English speakers creating a microbrewery revolution; our wineries on the wrong side of our borders. On our physical and mental health, alternative treatments are introduced – Ayurveda, electroconvulsive therapy, sharing issues in groups, animal therapy in a school in Modiin; caring for your children’s teeth; Aloe Vera for bites. Read about a few outstanding personalities – Marlene Dietrich, Motti Weiner, Eshter Lucas, Leila Marinbach Wendy Goldstein; enjoy bridge, humor with Sashi and Jennia, film – Children without Shadows, book reviews, ESRA’s activities and our new Modiin Membershop Perks. Enjoy the summer months. Merle Guttmann Close
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