Category Archives: Judaism

Good News Friday – Shabbat Hagadol edition

I’m having a very hard time finding some good news to post this week and I was tempted to “pass over” (geddit?) this week’s Good News Friday installment. But I really didn’t want to leave Shabbat Hagadol (“the Great Sabbath”, … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

After the roller-coaster week that we’ve just gone through, I feel the need to post a Good News Friday installment to ease our ragged nerves! :-) First, a sign from the Heavens!  A solar eclipse took place a couple of … Continue reading

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Good News Friday – Shushan Purim edition

You may have had received the impression from previous posts that the Purim festival has been and gone. You would be wrong. :-) Today is Shushan Purim, the “second” day of Purim which is celebrated in Jerusalem and in other … Continue reading

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Purim Same’ach! Happy Purim!

Enough of all the gloom and doom and politics and propaganda. Purim is here and it’s time to celebrate! The festival began at sundown this evening  when we went to shul and heard the *Megillah being read, with the ra’ashanim … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

This week’s Good News Friday is going to start with a slightly bittersweet item for which I beg your forgiveness, particularly as it’s Rosh Chodesh Adar when we are supposed to increase our joy. (Adar is the month in which … Continue reading

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Tu B’Shvat Higia!

Today is Tu B’Shvat, the 15th of the Hebrew month of Shvat, known as “the birthday of the trees” in Jewish tradition. The tree most associated with Tu B’Shvat is the almond tree, in Hebrew the Shkedi’a (שקדיה), which blossoms … Continue reading

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