Ralph Cooperman won the British Junior fencing title in foil and saber and went on to represent Great Britain at the Olympic and Commonwealth games in the 1960’s. He also participated in a number of Maccabiah Games and became a coach to wheelchair fencers.More...
Shirley Kirsch was very excited to be invited aboard the 5th Esmerelda ship of the Chilean navy. This graceful modern sailing ship travels the world teaching naval recruits and showing the world that Chile is a modern country.More...
The prize was awarded to Gitty Glazer by the City of Ramat Hasharon for her volunteer work with in the community.. Gitty came on Aliyah from Montreal in 1964 and since retiring as a teacher of English has been active with many volunteer projects as well as being Chairperson of ESRA Ramat Hasharon..More...
Barbara Blum gives us the background to Mascagni’s two best know operas, Cavalleria Rusticano and L’Amico Fritz. It is interesting to learn that 50 years after the opera’s were written Mascagni – who was Italian born – joined the Fascist party and changed the identities of his characters to fit his new political ideas.More...
The Yale Whiffenpoofs started over 100 years ago. This group of 14 regular Yale students devote a year to be part of this very prestigious group of Capella singers who travel the world giving concerts. This article by Rebecca Kopans tells us about the history of the Whiffs and that they were due to visit Israel again in the summer of 2009.More...
An Art Gallery and a Museum sit side by side in Kibbutz Ein Harod in the Jezreel valley. The Mishkan LeOmanut is a leading Art centre with exhibition halls, a library and a unique collection of traditional Jewish art and Judaica. As well as being a research and study centre. The foresight of art lover and kibbutz pioneer Chaim Atar, the centre was established in the 1920’s. The Beit Sturman museum has a permanent exhibition of archaeology and natural history of the area.More...
ISSUE 150 - June/August 2009
FROM THE EDITOR
- life's journey – exploring relationships, resolving conflicts. a review
- schneider children's medical center not just any hospital
- children without shadows
- stop driving before it is too late
- encountering israel
- the strawberry woman
- for the love of god and virgins - a review
- fighting cancer with hyperthermia
- ex-volunteers-kibbutz movement wants to hear from you
- watt lights my light