ALYN is a rehabilitation hospital that treats children from birth to young adults from all religious and ethnic backgrounds. With the latest equipment and ideas, multidisciplinary techniques are used involving the parents, staff, professionals, volunteers and the children interacting with each other.

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A VISIT TO THE ALYN HOSPITAL IN JERUSALEM
Category: Health
Issue No. 160
 

Every Thursday two friends, who are very different in character, meet in a Tel Aviv coffee house. They chat, they argue, they discuss Israel’s security situation, women. This week when they part, the one follows a prostitute, the other is drawn by the well-known tunes played by a Russian violinist collecting coins.

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THE TEL AVIV COFFEE HOUSE
Category: Towns
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Taking part in a marathon Walter Teutsch fell and now sees life from his wheel chair – he wrote this article using a voice dictation facility. He sees himself as handicapped and has a caregiver – he sees all the modern terminology as quite unnecessary and does not feel the need to be “politically” correct.

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MUSINGS FROM MY WHEELCHAIR
Category: Health
Issue No. 160
 

A unique therapeutic program has been introduced to address the emotional problems, behavioral difficulties and other crises in the lives of children through animal therapy. It is being operated with the assistance and support of ESRA. More on “Of Mice and Children.”

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ON MICE AND CHILDREN
Category: Health
Issue No. 160
 

At its monthly meeting, ESRA Kfar Saba-Hod Hasharon chapter invited as their guest speaker, veterinarian Dr. Bernard Hurwitz who illustrated his talk with animals he brought with him – a raccoon, a coatimundi, a dwarf goat and a boa constrictor.

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ANIMALS VISIT US AT KFAR SABA
Category: Environment
Issue No. 160
 

In 31 urban settings in the city of Holon, near apartment houses, schools and surrounded by busy streets, story gardens have been created bringing to life characters from stories beloved by children

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CLIMBING A STORY: A hands-on fun and educational experience for the children of Holon
Category: Arts
Issue No. 160
 

Isaac Ochberg is not a well known name here in Israel but he was a great benefactor in the early 20th century. He bought land for the JNF, supported the Hebrew University and rescued many orphans from the Ukraine in the 1920’s. A memorial park and museum will be dedicated in his name in the summer of 2011.

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REMEMBERING ISAAC OCHBERG Benefactor, Tsadik, Father of Orphans
Category: Israel
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The writer of this article has suffered with depression for many years and had tried many anti-depressant drugs without success. After much thought the sufferer decided to try ECT which is administered with a general anaesthetic and does leave initial head and jaw aches. After a number of treatments the writer feels normal and happy and highly recommends this Electroconvulsive Therapy .

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MY TRUTH ABOUT ECT-ELECTROCONVULSIVE THERAPY   From the unknown to the known.  From depression to a depression-free life
Category: Health
Issue No. 160
 

Mark Robbins is a personal historian and a rabbi - here he offers guidelines to record a heritage for our children and grandchildren. Through stories, photographs and memorabilia, the ways and times of a different lifetime are forever preserved.

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BEYOND ROOTS:  preserving your stories for your grandchildren
Category: Passages
Issue No. 160
 

Mike Porter tried using aloe vera on bites on his arm which were swelling, and it worked charms – the swellings disappeared.

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ALOE VERA CURED THE BITES
Category: Health
Issue No. 160
 
 

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.

CONTRIBUTORS

Shashi Ishai
Naomi Ariel
Lisa Brink
David Rhodes
Betty Kazin
Uri Milunsky
Judy Shapiro
Alon Mor
Nina Zuck
Mark Robbins
Carl Hoffman
Jane Krivine
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