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Tu B’Shvat Higia

Today is Tu B’Shvat, the 15th of the Hebrew month of Shvat, known as “the birthday of the trees” in Jewish tradition. The tree most associated with Tu B’Shvat is the almond tree, in Hebrew the Shkedi’a (שקדיה), which blossoms … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

I can’t believe it’s time for another Good News Friday installment, but I can’t argue with the calendar. My first item for this week comes from the haredi town of Bnei Brak, but from the unlikely setting of the high-tech … Continue reading

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Last night near Sderot (and almond trees)

No, this is not going to be yet another rant about the non-stop rocket fire from Gaza into the south of Israel, even though another Kassam was fired last night, landing south of Ashkelon. This post is intended to show … Continue reading

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