Category Archives: Culture, Arts & Sports

Good News Friday

I shall start this week’s Good News Friday with some news from last week.  Last Shabbat we read the Torah portion of Chayeh Sarah, “the life of Sarah”, in which Sarah our Foremother passed away. In Genesis 23:16, we read … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

We definitely need a palate cleanser after the week that was, so here is my latest Good News Friday installment. All the attempts at delegitimizing and demonizing Israel have obviously been a crashing failure, since Israel welcomed its 3 millionth … Continue reading

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Bad sporting behaviour by the Arabs at the International Judo competition in Abu Dhabi

Last week (while I was otherwise occupied) the International Judo Federation (IJF) held its annual competition in Abu Dhabi. The behaviour of the Arab hosts as well as other Arab teams was absolutely disgraceful and should have been enough to … Continue reading

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Good News Friday – Shabbat Chol Hamo’ed edition

It’s Shabbat Chol Hamo’ed tonight, the intermediate Shabbat of Sukkot, so I want to provide you with a slightly more inspiring edition than my usual Good News Friday posts. My first item is from a couple of weeks ago but … Continue reading

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Good News for the end of the year

I missed my Good News Friday post last Friday because I ran out of time before Shabbat. This Friday will be the second day of Rosh Hashana so I won’t be posting a good news installment then either. So I … Continue reading

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Stupidity or malice? The US plans to return stolen Jewish artifacts to Iraq

When the news hit the headlines this week that the US plans to return Jewish artifacts to Iraq – artifacts, it should be noted, that were stolen from the Iraqi Jewish community by the Saddam Hussein regime in Iraq and … Continue reading

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