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Simchat Torah 5776 – Chag Same’ach!

I didn’t think it could be possible, but here we are, once again on erev Chag, and again the nation is in mourning after another barbaric double murder by a Palestinian terrorist thug. And again I feel guilty at blogging … Continue reading

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The terror continues: double murder in the Old City of Jerusalem

We thought things couldn’t get worse after the murder of Naama and Rabbi Eitam Henkin Hy”d on Thursday. We were wrong. This Shabbat has seen another wave of Arab terrorism, including the shooting of children sleeping in sukkahs around Israel, … Continue reading

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Good News Friday – Sukkot edition

As I noted in my previous post, I tried my hardest to keep the news positive this week but in the light of yesterday’s terror attack I was tempted to cancel this Good News Friday installment. However my family persuaded … Continue reading

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Disaster on Sukkot – Israeli couple murdered in front of their children

I know I had stated my intention to write only good news during Sukkot (and believe me, there is plenty of bad news out there, from Russia’s meddling in Syria, to ISIS, to Iran, to the UN’s hostility, and everything … Continue reading

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EU MP: Israel has many friends, labelling Israeli goods is illegal

Continuing with my “good news only” project for Sukkot, here is a very interesting take on Israel’s complicated relations with the European Union. Support for Israeli settlements, i.e. those communities built in Judea and Samaria, has emerged from the most … Continue reading

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Celebrate a birthday with a huge mitzva

As we get older we still want to celebrate our birthdays, especially our “special” ones, but by the time we hit our 50s and 60s we rarely need or even want presents. We already have a houseful (and maybe even … Continue reading

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