Monthly Archives: March 2013

Israel begins its energy independence as natural gas flows from Tamar field to Ashdod

This news is too good to hold on to for a whole week until my next Good News Friday post.  Israel’s Tamar offshore natural gas field began pumping its gas to Ashdod’s intake center, four years after its discovery: The … Continue reading

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Good News Friday – Pesach edition

Welcome to this week’s special chametz-free Good News Friday Pesach edition. 🙂 We start with the wonderful news that over Pesach the number of Jews living in Israel crossed the 6 million mark, making Israel the largest population centre of … Continue reading

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Guest post: London Jewish Book Week 2013 – a view from the sane left

A year ago, Brian Goldfarb who comments here quite regularly, wrote a guest post about his visit to the London Jewish Book Week. This is how I described Brian last year: This is a guest post by Brian Goldfarb, a … Continue reading

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Chag Kasher Vesame’ach – Happy Pesach

This blog is going to continue its semi-vacation over the next week during the Pesach (Passover) festival. I probably won’t blog in any serious fashion (unless there’s a major news event) until after the chag (it finishes on 1st April).  … Continue reading

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An inspiring message for Pesach from Rabbi Warren Goldstein

Rabbi Warren Goldstein, the Chief Rabbi of South Africa, is an amazingly inspirational thinker and speaker. Last year he produced a beautiful pre-Pesach video, and this year he hasn’t let us down. Watch this beautiful video about the importance of … Continue reading

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Mazal tov! It’s a girl!

Since I mentioned in a previous post that we were imminently expecting a grandchild, I feel it’s only fair to keep you updated with the good news that our daughter-in-law gave birth on Friday night to a baby girl, weighing … Continue reading

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