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Tel Aviv Then and Now

By Dina Kraft

April 9, 2009 | 2:12 am

(Top) Rafaella Dizengoff Rivlin stands next to a framed photo of her famous great-uncle, Meir Dizengoff, the first mayor of Tel Aviv. (Bottom) Esther Rubin, who has lived in Tel Aviv for 70 years, poses beneath a painting by her late husband, the artist Reuven Rubin. Photos by Dina Kraft

When Yoram Kaniuk was born in Tel Aviv in 1930, it was a small place with just 20,000 people and a handful of paved roads.

But for Kaniuk and his friends, it was the world.

“We thought... read full article

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