Category Archives: Judaism

Good News Friday – new baby edition

This was going to be a Pesach-themed Good News Friday posting in honour of Shabbat Chol Hamo’ed which will start tonight. But as has happened several times in our family, the good news was interrupted by even better news! This … Continue reading

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Chag Kasher Vesame’ach – Happy Pesach!

Despite my promise in my previous post, I have decided to give all the bad news a miss for the moment. This blog is going on semi-vacation over the next week during the Pesach (Passover) festival until after the chag … Continue reading

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Good News Friday – Shabbat Hagadol edition

It’s Shabbat Hagadol tomorrow, the last Shabbat before Pesach, so despite the Middle East going to hell in a handbasket, this week’s Good News Friday post is going to concentrate on Pesach news and fun. There’s time enough to worry … Continue reading

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Purim Same’ach! Happy Purim!

The festival of Purim began this evening as soon as Shabbat went out. While the menfolk went to *shul to hear the *Megillah being read, I went with my daughter and new granddaughter, my neighbour, sister-in-law and her sister to … Continue reading

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Good News Friday – pre-Purim edition

It’s almost Purim and the atmosphere here in Israel is gearing up for the festivities. For days now, all we’ve heard from the school across the street are Purim songs played on the loudspeaker system at break time. Unfortunately, the … Continue reading

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Good News Friday – Tu Bishvat edition

The day is short and I’m nearly out of time, but there is still  time to post a Good News Friday edition. Tomorrow is the minor festival of Tu Bishvat, the 15th of Shvat, considered “the birthday of the trees” … Continue reading

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