Category Archives: History

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

It’s a great feeling to continue the good news from yesterday into today, towards Shabbat, so here is my latest Good News Friday installment. First up is a blast from the past, as Israeli students unearthed a 2,000 year-old Jewish … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

Fridays always seem to run away with me, and I’ve just about got time for a Good News Friday post. Let’s start this week’s post with some light: Israel’s iAID international aid organization is providing solar panels to a Yazidi … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

Another week has rolled round and it’s time for some Good News Friday. Let’s start with some very sweet news, honey sweet in fact: Honey from wildflowers produced by Kedumim won first prize in the “Black Jar Honey tasting contest” … Continue reading

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Good News Friday – Tu Bishvat edition

The day is short and I’m nearly out of time, but there is still  time to post a Good News Friday edition. Tomorrow is the minor festival of Tu Bishvat, the 15th of Shvat, considered “the birthday of the trees” … Continue reading

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