Category Archives: Israel news

The Kotel Kerfuffle

The latest crisis began when the government backtracked on its decision to create a state-recognized pluralistic prayer section at the Western Wall. In addition it approved legislation denying citizenship rights to converts who converted through private Orthodox or any non-Orthodox … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

Another week with its troubles has gone by and thank goodness it’s Friday, as we welcome in both Shabbat and a new month, so it’s time for another Good News Friday installment. Let’s start with Israel’s brilliant biomedical field. Researchers … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

As always, despite the bad or indifferent news of the past week, Friday ushers in Shabbat, and to accompany it, here is my latest Good News Friday post. London has been engulfed by fire in recent days: two kosher shops … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

I was hoping for some really good news from the British elections yesterday, but unfortunately that was not to be. It could have been worse is about the best we can say. But more about that after Shabbat. For now … Continue reading

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Chag Shavuot Same’ach!

The festival of Shavuot (“Feast of Weeks” or Pentecost), beginning tonight, 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 – Lev. 23:15) to count, … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

We are still in celebratory mood after the festivities of the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, so this Good News Friday installment will reflect that as well as the historic visit of President Donald Trump to Israel which … Continue reading

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