Author Archives: anneinpt

Good News Friday – Purim Same’ach edition

Purim has started (or is starting) around the Jewish world, and we are celebrating a “triple Purim” which is quite a rare event. It started tonight at sundown and lasts till tomorrow night when Shabbat begins. But in walled cities … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Is it Antisemitic?

This is another guest post by frequent contributor Brian Goldfarb. Brian wrote this article since arguments about what constitutes antisemitism continue to rage on on the internet, social media and in political circles, this despite the publication of the IHRA … Continue reading

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International Holocaust Memorial Day 2021

It is International Holocaust Memorial Day today, and although it is not marked in Israel since we have our own Yom Hashoah after Pesach, this is a fitting time to both talk about the Shoah and those who would deny … Continue reading

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Guest Post: What will President Biden mean for Israel?

This is another guest post by Brian Goldfarb about newly elected US President Joe Biden which I hope is not too optimistic! At some point after this article is published (and comments are welcome as usual) I shall post a … Continue reading

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Good News Friday – Pollard comes home!

This week’s Good News Friday post simply HAS to focus on the amazing – and far too belated – return of Jonathan Pollard to Israel. If you want to know the background to the Jonathan Pollard case, you can read … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

It’s a strange Friday-Shabbat this week, from the sadness of Asara BeTevet to the happiness of Shabbat, and it’s a bit discombobulating (I love that word!) to add some good news to the mix. It’s also a very short day … Continue reading

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