Missing Harry

Missing Harry: A Film by Shira Lavy-Vittis Missing Harry, a documentary by filmmaker Shira Lavy-Vittis, is a 20 minute documentary film about the  life story of Lavy-Vittis’ maternal grandmother, Hannah Lefkowitz. Lefkowitz, a single mother in

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Sheep Cheese

Sheep Cheese Cousins… “Cheese is like a baby: he goes to sleep, so do you” – so says Giora Waisel, production manager of Kibbutz Nachshon Dairy.

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Desert Wine

Desert Wine Pruning grapevines When the prime minister makes a personal request, one usually tries to comply. So when David Ben Gurion went to Elisha Zurgil’s wedding in 1967,

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Desert Weavings

Desert Weavings Drive through the Bedouin city of Lakiya, turning left and right as the road winds up the rocky desert hill, until you reach a building with a green door. It

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Maharaja

Eating Indian in Israel by Lila Rosenbloom Lila Rosenbloom celebrated her Bat Mitzvah in Israel in April 2000. Her visit to Israel on Chanukah was on her wishlist — one that

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Christopher Reeve

A Special Visit by Christopher Reeve Last week, my husband Laurence and I visited Alyn hospital in Jerusalem, Israel’s only paediatric and adolescent rehabilitation centre. We have a particular connection to the hospital through the annual

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Nathan

The Foods of Israel Today Buy the book I can barely boil water, but I love to read cookbooks and Joan Nathan’sThe Foods of Israel Today makes for a fascinating read.

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Atlit

Detention Camp on Mediterranean Shores Begin life anew on the Mediterranean shore. Visit the new community at Atlit. Sounds appealing, maybe even worth a visit. Now go to the same location

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Diaries

Jerusalem Diaries Buy the book “Imagine if 1000 people from all over the world came to Israel immediately after each terrorist attack. Imagine what that would tell the world!”

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Bar Mitzvah

Elidan’s Bar Mitzvah: A Mixture of Syrian and Ashkenazi Ritual When the invitation arrived and the time stated 6:30, guests did a double take when they noticed the AM rather than the expected PM. But they’d

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