Category Archives: Israel news

Good News Friday – Pollard comes home!

This week’s Good News Friday post simply HAS to focus on the amazing – and far too belated – return of Jonathan Pollard to Israel. If you want to know the background to the Jonathan Pollard case, you can read … Continue reading

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The fast of Asara BeTevet

The fast of the 10th of Tevet, Asara beTevet, falls today. It is a unique fast in that it is the only fast day that is not brought forward or deferred if it falls on a Friday. On Asarah B’Tevet, … Continue reading

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Wishing Merry Christmas to my Christian friends

I would like to wish all my Christian readers and friends a (slightly belated) Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. May 2021 be a year of good health, peace, happiness and prosperity for all of us. May this cursed plague … Continue reading

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Good News Friday – Shabbat Chanukah edition

It’s been a long time since I’ve done one of these posts, and while I don’t promise to be going back to making this a regular feature, I am delighted to feel “the muse” awaken within me. It’s the first … Continue reading

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Simchat Torah 5781 – Chag Same’ach

As I wrote in my previous post there is not going to be a regular Simchat Torah this year, so I am not going to write a regular post. If you want to know how Simchat Torah is normally celebrated … Continue reading

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The silver lining to the coronavirus lockdown during the Jewish Festivals

We are at the height of Sukkot at the moment and I would love to write about the special prayers and celebrations that are taking place in Jerusalem and around the Jewish world, but with coronavirus still ravaging our population, … Continue reading

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