The photos look good-enough-to-eat in a cook book about an exotic cuisine, PersianFood from the Non-Persian Bride. Along with recipes, hints and tips Reyna Simnegar gives the reader the fascinating background to the Persian festivals and customs connected to the mouthwatering dishes.

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PERSIAN FOOD from THE NON-PERSIAN BRIDE - A Review
Category: Literature
Issue No. 163
 

A review of a powerful, thought provoking and immensely readable book full of Biblical and other information, regarding the 3500 years history of the Jews, questioning what is the relevance of being a Jew today.

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Why be Jewish? - A Review
Category: Literature
Issue No. 163
 

Fifteen English speakers met enthusiastically for the first time at the launch of a new branch of ESRA in Bat Yam.

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ESRA Bat Yam is reborn
Category: ESRA News
Issue No. 163
 

Eylon Nuphar relates the story of her diagnosis of breast cancer, which her mother, her grandmother and her sister all had. She speaks of how she made every day work for her throughout the diagnosis and the ensuing treatment, working and thriving throughout the experience.

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My mother said: “At worst, you’ll lose a breast”
Category: Health
Issue No. 163
 

David Frenkel explains his theory that it is not enough for a person to be surrounded by people who think like him in order to feel complete. One has to be surrounded also by people who feel like him

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Thinking, Feeling, Completeness
Category: Features
Issue No. 163
 

A fascinating report of a learning holiday undertaken in America through the Road Scholar (formerly Elderhostel) Association offering a variety of art and craft lessons and opportunities.

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A Learning Adventure in Appalachia
Category: Travel
Issue No. 163
 

Does Laurie Bisberg Primes see a similarity between her father and her son? Her son has just run his first triathlon in Israel – all the training and the race itself were very exhausting but rewarding. Her father, now living alone in the USA, has always been an athlete and adventurer, a sailor, cyclist and survivor of many mishaps. He recently drove himself across the States.

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Going The Distance
Category: Features
Issue No. 163
 

Mike Porter paints a clear picture of the charm of Sophia in Bulgaria and surrounding interesting attractions with useful suggestions of places to visit.

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Sofia
Category: Travel
Issue No. 163
 

A father’s hope that his soldier son will make it through his grueling army training is poignantly described in The Farther you go the Lighter it Gets. As he drives to work and goes through his normal daily activities, Ilan Hirschowitz tries to concentrate on mentally getting his son safely back home, and counts the days.

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The Further You Go the Lighter it Gets
Category: Israel
Issue No. 163
 

Qigong is a gentle martial arts theory from the East designed to improve health, increase energy, revive body and mind and a host of other positive elements that lead to harmony between body and spirit.

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Qigong
Category: Health
Issue No. 163
 
 

ISSUE 163 - Jan-Feb 2012

FROM THE EDITOR

Cancer, prevalent and pernicious, affects so many families. “My Mother said at worst you’ll lose a breast” is an inspiring story of a line of amazing women fighting and surviving the disease with tremendous spirit. The cost of fighting it and struggling to lead a normal life are prohibitive for women without money - a fund IBCERF has been set up to help by an architect who too is afflicted. Qiqong is a martial art with gentle and pleasant movements that improve health and increase energy.

CONTRIBUTORS

Lisa Brink
Gloria Deutsch
Myra Olswang
Ilan Shachar
Dr. Pamela Peled
Alan Caplan
Mike Porter
Barbara Abraham-Vazana
Lenore Hahn
Yonit Gurfinkel
Alice (Aliza) Marks
Deborah Opolion-Elovic
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