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"Once upon a time…" is the beginning of many memorable child...
One of many digital displays

Jewish books and artifacts

I have lived in Israel long enough to remember the1978 openi...

After many years of exhibiting abroad, Steffa Reis—a veteran...
Character and attitude on three wheels

Motoring history in a can

In the late 1950's when I was a child in Caerphilly, South W...
Detail of “Three Angels on the Balcony in Jaffa” — Oil on Canvas, 1996

The artist in his studio


Sharir with “Little Paradise in the Red Sea” — Oil with Gold Leaf

Photos: Liora Blum  The Dual Disciplines of David Shari...
A British sextant used for navigation Credit:Eyal Amir/MadaTech)

Early telescopes in a display cabinet in the View of Science room (Credit: Eyal Amir/ MadaTech)

Swedish donor Harry Pommert (left) and his wife Eva with MadaTech officials at the opening ceremony in 2013 (Credit: Eyal Amir/MadaTech)

A remarkable collection of scientific antique instruments at...
What a beast . . . the Bucyrus TD9 Tractor-Bulldozer

 Some folks collect coins, stamps, matchboxes, postcard...

The cover of ‘The Tractor in the Sandbox’ by Meir Shalev which has illlustrations by Yossi Abulafia

 Tractors have always been a symbol of the return of th...
The memorial to Hannah Senesh at Sdot Yam

Hannah Senesh . . . executed by the Gestapo

Sculpture on a wall in Sdot Yam

Kibbutz Sdot Yam is packed with physical beauty, incredible ...
The Imperial War Museum, London, where Graham Zeitlin tells visitors about his experiences (Photo: Flickr)

Graham Zeitlin who grew up in Birmingham in World War II

Graham Zeitlin pictured today at the Imperial War Museum (Photo Lydia Aisenberg)

The book Graham wrote about his experiences working on the railways

By man who was at school when bombs rained down  T...
The Museum wing named after Sammy Ofer (Photo: Lydia Aisenberg )

The bust of Israeli shipping magnate Sammy Ofer in the National Maritime Museum, London (Photo: Flickr)

During a recent sojourn to London, I included a visit to Gre...
Dislocated Landscape by Anne Sassoon

Shy Abady’s The Syrian Bride (Mother) 2016

Great Fear 2019 by Isaac Brynjegard-Bialik

Photos: Yithak Mizrahi The 4thJerusalem Biennale for Contemp...
At the Agam Museum of Art in Rishon LeZion (from left) Betsy Bogdansky, Harriet Miller, David Schwartz, Gila Schwartz, Susan Lurie, Dr. Avital Heyman, Joe Simon, Anita Nader, Chava Sprecher, Thelma Arvatz and Paula Simon

ESRA Rehovot club recently visited the Yaacov Agam Museum of...
Helen Osimo . . . textiles are in her DNA

A professional linguist, who is also a busy ESRA volunteer, ...
The artist Joseph Bau (Photo: Wikipedia)

There are many unknown corners of interest in Israel. There ...
Replica of the shoe shop where Moshe Samter’s father worked until 1935

Edna Yahav, one of Moshe’s daughters who shows visitors round

A visitor looking at one of the miniature displays in the museum at Yokneam Illit

At the age of 95 Moshe Samter is still busy at work making his miniatures

Photos by Lydia Aisenberg One would hardly expect to fi...
Master potter Avraham Peled instructing a student in one of his wheel-throwing courses

Master class: Mario Rochine teaches the ceramic technique of mocha diffusion

Currently there is an Arts and Crafts movement sweeping the ...




Once upon a time, Dan Chill was a lawyer working on the ...
Crocus cup and saucer by Clarice Cliff

Celadon and tenmoku bud vases by Chris Keenan (Photo: Michael Harvey)

Chris Keenan (Photo: Sophie Massarella)

Chris Keenan’s ‘Abode of Stones’ iii comprising 21 pots and oval leather base (Photo: Michael Harvey)

I cannot remember a time when I was not in love with pots. I...
 Fifty ESRAites from Netanya, Raanana and Tel Aviv boar...