Category Archives: History

Good News Friday

It has not been an easy week, to say the least, with the despicable terrorist murder of Kim Levengrond-Yehezkel and Ziv Hajbi in Barkan, and another stabbing in the Shomron Regional Brigade (bet you didn’t hear about that one!), not … Continue reading

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Tisha B’Av 5778 (2018)

Since the 9th day of Av fell yesterday, on Shabbat when we do not mourn, the fast itself was deferred to today, beginning last night at sundown and finishing at sundown tonight. Tisha Be’Av, the 9th day of the month … Continue reading

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Just in time for the fast of 17th Tammuz – a fascinating archeological discovery

The fast day of Shiva Asar b’Tammuz – 17th Tammuz – technically fell yesterday, but since it was Shabbat on which mourning is not allowed, the fast was put off until today.  The fast commemorates the following tragic events which … Continue reading

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Chag Same’ach! Yom Yerushalayim 5778 – 2018

Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem Day, the anniversary of Israel’s miraculous win over combined Arab forces in 1967, began last night (Saturday night) with festive prayer services in synagogues around the country. This year we mark the 51st anniversary of the reunification … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

We’ve already had a surfeit of good news this week, from Donald Trump’s announcement of the withdrawal from the JCPOA to the widespread international support for Israel in its defensive actions against Iranian aggression. Tomorrow night Israel will be marking … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

Last week I skipped my Good News Friday installment because of the tragic news that week.  I had hoped to post earlier this week but, as you may have noticed, I didn’t get around to it. But Friday has arrived … Continue reading

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