Letters from Lightstone: Sites and Sounds of Israel, Part 18

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Follow ZoomerMedia’s Marilyn Lightstone as she travels to Israel this summer to bring you first-hand coverage of this culturally rich country. In this dispatch, she sends a letter to her friend Evelyn Hannon, founder and editor of Journeywoman.com.

Dear Evelyn,

Why, you may ask, have I posted this picture of a container of liquid soap?

A fair enough question, but note the name. It’s a Life product, the house brand of our Canadian chain Shoppers Drug Mart.

Sunny told me that each time she came to Canada she would load up on Life products and that she was so delighted when they opened a chain in Israel. She wrote Mr. Koffler, its founder and a great Canadian philanthropist, to tell him so and he wrote her the most gracious letter in reply.

Today she told me the chain is also exceedingly generous in donating supplies to Save a Child’s Heart organization.

I have met Mr. Koffler on several occasions, and he is indeed a mensch! It makes my own proudly Canadian heart swell with pride!

Only one more to come. I’m off to the airport en route home, of which there’s no place like…


Marilyn Lightstone is the host of the nightly radio series Nocturne on the New Classical 96.3 (a ZoomerMedia property).