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Purim Same’ach! Happy Purim!

The festival of Purim began this evening as soon as Shabbat went out. We’ve already been to shul and heard the *Megillah being read, with the ra’ashanim of various sorts – from toy gun caps to bells, whistles, rattling keys … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

This week’s Good News Friday post is going to be a bit different than others that have gone before. Today’s Hebrew date is 14th Adar I.  It is called Purim Katan, “Minor Purim” to remind us that in a regular year (not … Continue reading

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Political lessons from the Purim story

Since it is still Purim today in Jerusalem, it is timely to be reminded of the modern-day lessons and parallels that can be learned from the ancient Purim story as written in the Megillah. Barry Rubin has written a very … Continue reading

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Purim Same’ach! Happy Purim!

The festival of Purim began this evening as soon as Shabbat went out. We’ve been to shul, heard the *Megillah read, the ra’ashanim of various sorts – from toy gun caps to bells, whistles, rattling keys and even someone blowing … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

It’s time for another Good News Friday post. My first item is the good news that despite the wailing and gnashing of teeth that the younger generation are not motivated or patriotic enough, a new report tells us that in … Continue reading

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Happy Purim with the Latma Megillah

Another classic, brilliant and funny and sharply biting video, with a twist in the tail (tale?) as befits Purim. For those not in the know, the chant used by “Yariv Googleheimer” in the video is identical to that used when … Continue reading

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