Category Archives: History

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 Friday

Once again, thank goodness it’s Friday and time for another Good News Friday installment. Let’s start with an item which has a a personal angle to it. The Toronto branch of Ezer Mizion, the Israeli charity which runs a world-wide … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

Another week has rolled round, the days are getting shorter (though no cooler unfortunately!) and Shabbat is coming in early every week. So here is this week’s Good News Friday installment before I miss the deadline! My first item is … Continue reading

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The perversity and malice of Temple Denial

Even with the evidence in front of their eyes, there are too many ignoramuses, conspiracy theorists, religious supersessionists as well as plain old antisemites, who either deny the very existence of the two Jewish Temples or deny the Jewish connection … Continue reading

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Tisha B’Av: the centrality of the Temple Mount

The fast of Tisha B’Av is over halfway gone now (Israel time) and we start to emerge from our deep mourning into a more reflective stance. Here are some interesting articles, pictures and videos in the spirit of the day … Continue reading

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UNESCO’s Jihad against Israel and its Jewish history

Readers of this blog, in fact anyone who has been paying the slightest attention, cannot have failed to notice the UN’s antipathy towards Israel. But probably the worst institution in this regard is UNESCO, which has steadily, and not so … Continue reading

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