Monthly Archives: November 2013

Good News Friday

Today is a special Friday, being erev Shabbat Hannukah, so in honour of the holiday I bring you a bumper pack of good news in today’s Good News Friday installment. My first item for this week is about yet another … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Brian Goldfarb’s Israel trip

This is another guest post from frequent contributor Brian Goldfarb. This post is different from his (and my) usual posts: it is a sort of travel diary of his recent trip to Israel with his wife and two non-Jewish friends. … Continue reading

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Blue Flag air drill hosted by the IAF – the largest military exercise in Israel’s history

Israel has been hosting the “Blue Flag” military exercise, the largest international air force exercise in its history this week. In an ironic twist of historical timing, one of the participating air forces was Greece – yes, that Greece, the … Continue reading

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Happy Channukah!

Despite the extremely unseasonable, boiling hot temperatures outside here in Israel (it hit 31°C today) (even though winter doesn’t usually set in till after Channukah), and even though it is still only November, Channukah (or Hannukah or Hanukah or Chanuka … Continue reading

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Baruch Dayan Emet – 2 Israeli cultural heroes passed away

Yesterday Israel lost two cultural-religious icons who have greatly influenced Israeli society. First we learned of the passing of Rabbanit Bracha Kapach, a great woman whom the average secular Israeli probably hasn’t heard of, yet she won the Israel Prize … Continue reading

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Agreeing to disagree with the EU on settlements

Earlier this year, the European Union issued a directive which effectively required to push Israel back to the 1949 armistice lines if it wished to receive EU funding for certain projects.  With the tempting bait of participation in the prestigious … Continue reading

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