Lydia Aisenberg shares her delight at Gilad Shalit’s release - a child of Israel who became every one's son. She then takes us to the West Bank and sees the joy of parents and friends of one of the terrorists released in the transfer of prisoners. A thought provoking story of identification and hope.More...
A treasure trove of knowledge, heritage and culture related to the Jewish people and the Land of Israel is now available online, in English. Pnina Moed Kass describes the unique collection of the National Library, at the Hebrew University in A Book by any other Name is still a Book. This is an international repository of books, maps, photos and musical selections, a testament to the incredible breadth of our heritage.More...
Diana Lerner talks nostalgically about Yaffa Yarkoni and about their ongoing personal and working relationships spanning almost 50 years. Her legion of admirers on all continents will miss the legend, but Diana assures us that Yaffa Yarkoni will forever be part of Israel’s heritage.More...
Negative stereotypes and barriers are difficult to break, but ZAKA, a haredi life-saving, rescue and recovery volunteer organization is doing just that. Religious leaders - rabbis, qadis, sheikhs, priests and imams, signed a declaration of cooperation, issuing a joint call to members of their respective communities to join ZAKA as volunteers.More...
This article explores the significance of a recently discovered treasure trove of historic documents in the Pre-state Arabic language newspaper Falastin. Over 30,000 pages of articles from the ‘30s and ‘40s, including photographs and political cartoons are now available to view.More...
Three recent successful kid-targeted events in Netanya were Basketball (through Hoops for Kids Foundation), Dance Group (Reuven Overto, came from France to celebrate his barmitzvah with this group) and Riding for ESRA’s Kids. They brought joy and laughter to all participants.More...
ISSUE 163 - Jan-Feb 2012
FROM THE EDITOR
- life's journey – exploring relationships, resolving conflicts. a review
- the warsaw ghetto uprising
- nutty fruit-dining out
- the hare with amber eyes: a hidden inheritance - a review
- the strawberry woman
- checking in not out
- chanukah 5769 – judaism and greek culture
- real estate investment in the us: a primer
- the mendelssohns moses, abraham and felix
- beyond the fringe: jewish symbols and secrets - a review