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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Caesarea

Family Day in Caesarea Looking down from a Roman security post Arriving at Caesarea via land rather than sea was definitely the best option on a clear beautiful

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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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Ode

Ode to a Friend Our cousin Marla came into our lives only two years ago when she arrived in Israel to study at the Pardes Institute of Jewish

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Twins

A Tale of Two Countries Although the Good Fence along the Israel-Lebanese border is now officially closed, and the flags of the two countries do not stand together there anymore, we found

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Hills

Hills of Jerusalem [Continued from last month’s issue] Satiated, we drove on to the town of Nataf, a residential community nestled in the Judean Hills, where we hiked to

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Nes Ammim

Christian Communal Settlement Tucked away behind a Jewish village and an Arab town is Nes Ammim, an ecumenical Christian community. Nes Ammim was founded in 1963 by people from Holland and Germany

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