Category Archives: Israel news

The battle for Jerusalem

Jerusalem has been under fire, both literally and diplomatically, for a long while now, but in recent weeks the situation has deteriorated sharply.  If the authorities, i.e Binyamin Netanyahu and his Public Security Minister Yitzchak Aharanovitch don’t get matters in … Continue reading

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Yom Kippur 5775 – Gmar Hatima Tova

(Reposting in part from last year) Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is upon us once again, beginning in a few hours time here in Israel, when we will be entering a 25-hour fast with day-long prayer services, composed of … Continue reading

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Shana Tova Umetuka – 5775

Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, begins tonight, and lasts for 2 days, until sundown on Friday night. The Jewish year follows the lunar calendar, and the number counts the number of years since Creation. This year we will mark … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

The week has sped past and it’s time once more for another Good News Friday installment. We’ll start this week’s post with a little culture.  Violinist Maxim Vengerov says his heart and soul belong in Israel: It’s been a busy … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Protective Edge: Did Israel win?

This is another Guest Post by Brian Goldfarb, a continuation of sorts to his previous post about Operation Protective Edge. Perhaps this would better titled “An outsider’s view…: Part 2″, if only because what follows arises out of the Hamas/Islamic … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

Another week has flown by and it’s time for my latest Good News Friday installment. We’ll start this week’s post with the very latest hot-off-the-press news from Apple, whose latest development has made one Israeli firm into a big winner: … Continue reading

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