Category Archives: Israel news

Yom Hashoah 5776 – 2016: the resurgence of antisemitism

Yom Hashoah began at sundown this evening with the annual ceremony at Yad Vashem. This year’s torch-lighters were all survivors who reflected “the struggle to retain the human spirit” under terrible torture and deprivation. You can read the life-story of … Continue reading

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Chag Same’ach – Shvi’i shel Pesach, the 7th day of Passover

The seventh day of Pesach, “Shvi’i shel Pesach”, begins tonight, running straight on into Shabbat tomorrow night, giving us an “8-day Pesach” along with our fellow Jews in the Diaspora (who celebrate an extra day of the festival). Shvi’i shel … Continue reading

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The loss of Jewish rights on the Temple Mount – cause and effect

I know that I go on a bit (OK, a lot) about Israeli sovereignty in Israel, including Judea and Samaria, and Jewish rights on the Temple Mount in particular, but this week the cause and effect of not enforcing our … Continue reading

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Good News Friday – Shabbat Hagadol edition

It’s the last Shabbat before Pesach (Passover), known as Shabbat Hagadol – the Great Shabbat. My mind isn’t really into any of my usual Good News Friday stuff at the moment, having been to a funeral earlier today (of my … Continue reading

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Why is this man sitting in the Knesset?

For all that we complain about the perfidy of the British, we have a lot to learn from them when it comes to tolerating antisemitism in the ranks of their politicians. In the wake of the scandal of antisemitism in … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

The weeks are rolling around faster than ever, and tonight, besides being Shabbat, we also mark Rosh Chodesh Nissan, the 1st of the month of Nissan, the “month of Spring” in which Pesach (Passover) falls. It is therefore fitting to … Continue reading

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