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Stenia Veroslavsky in Tel Aviv during the 1930s. Courtesy of the family

Israel's forgotten 'bon appetit' napkins: A throwback to the table manners of yore

For over 60 years Stenia Veroslavsky created iconically Israeli textile products, which now serve to define a time of innocence when table etiquette didn’t involve iPhones and TV dinners.

The first childhood memory of Ilan Lavi (Veroslavsky), who was born in 1943, is piles upon piles of colored handkerchiefs in his...