Gili Karev tells us about eateries and bars for those on a low budget, where one can spend time in good company, be entertained and enjoy drinking and eating a good dish in Tel Aviv, the city that never sleeps.

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Faltzan for the Kamptzan*
Category: Food/Wine Towns
Issue No. 162
 

In Ashkelon ESRA and The English Speakers of Ashkelon Committee work together and recently they produced “Welcome to Ashkelon”, a guide for its English speaking residents, new immigrants and visitors.

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“Welcome to Ashkelon” Guidebook
Category: ESRA News
Issue No. 162
 

Kyote in southern Japan was an excellent center to view traditional aspects of the country; beautiful gardens, the royal palace, markets and temples were seen there. Shabbat was spent in the port city of Kobe where the small Jewish community welcomes tourists every weekend.

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Orient Impressions: Japan
Category: Travel
Issue No. 162
 

Meera Jacobson remembers her childhood in South Africa and how her life centered round the kitchen and Nelly. Nelly ran the kitchen and did the laundry and to this day Meera remembers the smell of the wonderful food that emanated from it.

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The Kitchen of my Childhood
Category: Diaspora
Issue No. 162
 

Dramatic behavioral changes, confusion, strange remarks out of context and imagining things, could be signs of suffering from a brain tumor. Immediate action needs to be taken, as brain tumors can grow quickly. Honey Stollman gives us a compelling account of what happened to her husband.

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Telltale Signs of a Brain Tumor
Category: Health
Issue No. 162
 

An admirable institution still thriving after 100 years inspires in Tel Aviv. The first college to initially insist on tuition only in Hebrew in its training teachers to be a mentor and supervisor helping students learn through discussion.

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100 Years On: Teaching Teachers at Levinsky College of Education
Category: Education
Issue No. 162
 

The necessity of checking the levels of the ‘sunshine vitamin’ in ones blood is clearly explained. One may need to take supplements on doctors advice but can also easily overdose, with adverse effects.

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VITAMIN D - the sunshine vitamin
Category: Health
Issue No. 162
 

On a flight to the USA in 1984, Louise Leger sat next to a most interesting young man who told her about the scientific research he was doing. How excited she was when in October 2011 she read that he, Dan Shechtman, had been awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his discovery of the quasicrystal

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February 1985:  A chance meeting...with Nobel Prize Recipient Dan Shechtman
Category: People
Issue No. 162
 

A visit to the International Jewish book fair held in Johannesburg by a 15 year old youth and the interest and stimulation this cultural adventure afforded him.

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The Johannesburg Jewish Book Festival, 1950
Category: Diaspora
Issue No. 162
 

We are introduced to the enigmatic “O” gene which allows the writer’s father a system of chaos as compared with the order of her husband and daughter who are fastidiously neat and organized.

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The Mysterious Anti-Chaos “O” Gene
Category: Diaspora Features
Issue No. 162
 
 

ISSUE 162 - Dec-Jan 2011-12

FROM THE EDITOR

Winter has arrived, colder nights and ravishing rain. Our cover photo shows a sunset over the Mediterranean on a rainy night, reminiscent of a Chanukah flame.

CONTRIBUTORS

Susan de la Fuente
Deborah (Debby) Lieberman
Reader
Yoel Tamari
Norman Spiro
Deborah Opolion-Elovic
Dr. Pamela Peled
Baruch Tanaman
Rhoda Goodman
Barbara Lyons
Michael Adler
Louise Leger
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