Category Archives: Family

Good News Friday

It’s nearly Shabbat, so I will abandon all the bad and depressing news for now and concentrate on a Good News Friday post to lift our spirits. To start off, here is an Only in Israel moment: this Facebook post … Continue reading

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Good News Friday – Cochlear Implant edition

This week my Good News Friday post is going to be completely personal, though it relates to Israel’s medical industry. I am sitting in Jerusalem right now, keeping my daughter Vered and son-in-law Pini company in Shaare Zedek Hospital as … Continue reading

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My 40th Aliya anniversary!

Today, exactly 40 years ago, on the Thursday between Bereishit and Noach, I made aliya from England. (The exact date was 13th October 1977, Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan 5738). In the beginning… I fell in love with Israel long before I … Continue reading

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An officer and a gentleman – and a historian

My cousin’s son Noam Corb is something of a legend in our family. This young man, only 21 years old, and a combat officer in the IDF, has become a not-so-amateur historian and researcher of the Shoah. He got the … Continue reading

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Yom Hashoah 5777 – 2017: the denial of history

Yom Hashoah began at sundown this evening with the annual ceremony at Yad Vashem.  where President Reuven Rivlin reminded the world that: “The gas chambers were not built ‘as a crime against humanity’, they were built for the purpose of … Continue reading

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Good News Friday – new baby edition

This was going to be a Pesach-themed Good News Friday posting in honour of Shabbat Chol Hamo’ed which will start tonight. But as has happened several times in our family, the good news was interrupted by even better news! This … Continue reading

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