Category Archives: Israel news

Chag Shavuot Same’ach!

The festival of Shavuot (“Feast of Weeks” or Pentecost), beginning on Motzei Shabbat (Saturday night), is the culmination of the 7 weeks (hence the name) of counting the Omer – Sefirat Ha’Omer. We are instructed by G-d (ויקרא כ”ג:ט”ו – … Continue reading

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Good News before Shavuot

It’s not quite Friday as I write (though it may well be so by the time I post), but with the upcoming Shavuot festival starting straight after Shabbat, and after this week’s upsetting news, I thought it fitting to post … 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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Gaza rioters burn their own aid

Those “poor” “innocent” “downtrodden” “oppressed” “occupied” (insert your own adjective here) Palestinian “peaceful demonstrators” of the “March of Return” at the Gaza border with Israel are in fact no such thing. Besides trying to tear down the border fence, attacking … 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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