Tag Archives: Hebron

For in every generation they rise up to destroy us

Two separate acts, committed at opposite ends of the world by two separate people joined by one motivating factor – hatred of Jews and the desire to kill them – threw those words from the Vehi She’amda poem in the … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

As always, despite any bad or depressing news in the preceding week, there are always a couple of bright spots to include in my latest Good News Friday post. This week we start with some local politics: the Foreign Ministry … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

Continuing on from yesterday’s good news, here is today’s bumper crop of Good News Friday in honour of the upcoming Purim. In Jerusalem, 9 tiny unopened Dead Sea Scrolls have been discovered – or re-discovered: An Israeli scholar turned up … Continue reading

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Tisha Be’Av 5773 – 2013

The fast of Tisha Be’Av, the 9th day of the month of Av, the saddest day in the Jewish calendar, has begun this evening.  As I wrote in a previous Tisha Be’Av post: The fast commemorates the destruction of both … Continue reading

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Low-level Palestinian terrorism growing in intensity

In case you thought that low-level Palestinian terrorism has disappeared, I regret to inform you otherwise. There has been a spate of stone-throwing, fire-bombings and other relatively low-level terrorist attacks over the last few months, causing one to wonder whether … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

Here’s the latest installment in my Good News Friday series. It has not been a particularly good week this week, but nevertheless, there is always some good news to be found if one just pays attention. The first excellent piece … Continue reading

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