Monthly Archives: September 2012

Sukkot 5773 – Chag Sameach!

The festival of Sukkot, the most joyous festival in the Jewish calendar, begins tonight, lasting for 7 days (8 outside of Israel), running straight into the Simchat Torah festival on the 8th day (9th day outside Israel). Sukkot is the … Continue reading

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Another milestone: 100,000 and 500

In perfect time for the start of the new Jewish year, and almost exactly a year to the day since my last milestone of 25,000 page views, some time over Shabbat this blog received its 100,000th page view! And to … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

Here’s another in my Good News Friday series. The first and most important piece of news is actually something that’s been ongoing for a while: Canada’s transformation, under PM Stephen Harper, into Israel’s strongest supporter in the world. Back in … Continue reading

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Bibi’s UN speech and cartoon, plus other Mideast related speeches

The last couple of days have been filled with drama at the UN, and yet there was nothing really surprising in any of the speeches that were made. We’ll start with the other speeches first (not necessarily in chronological order) … Continue reading

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Yom Kippur 5773 – Gmar Hatima Tova

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 being held in shuls and community centers throughout … Continue reading

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Zionist Rock of Doom

Another mysterious story about the long arm of Israeli Zionist spy agencies emerges from Iran, via the not always reliable Sunday Times. The story is behind a paywall so I’ll quote from Ynet instead (h/t Honest Reporting). Iranian troops uncovered … Continue reading

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