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Israel blends the modern with ancient

  • JULIE KESSLER / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Al-Bahr Mosque overlooks the Mediterranean in Old Jaffa. Top, some of the results of the many workshops on offer at Galita Chocolate Farm at Kibbutz Degania.

  • JULIE KESSLER / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Jerusalem’s Dome of the Rock in the Old City. Below, some of the results of the many workshops on offer at Galita Chocolate Farm at Kibbutz Degania.

  • JULIE KESSLER / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Lemurs relax alongside the walkway at the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo.

Following my grandmother’s sudden death in Tel Aviv in the 1970s, my mother briefly returned to Israel. Read more

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