Category Archives: History

Good News Friday

I haven’t posted a proper Good News Friday post for a couple of weeks, so it’s time for a catch-up. First we have another amazing archaeological discovery which, while dug up already in the 1930s, was only discovered inside the … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

After an anniversary like today’s we need a Good News Friday post to put us into the mood for Shabbat. On the subject of Kristallnacht, it is good news indeed that a rare 150-year old Torah scroll was discovered inside … Continue reading

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80 years since Kristallnacht and antisemitism is still on the rise

The 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht falls tomorrow – the brutal pogrom, which came to be known as Kristallnacht – the Night of Broken Glass – in which hundreds of synagogues were burnt down, thousands of Jewish shops and business were … Continue reading

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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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