Category Archives: Judaism

The aftermath of the Sukkot terror attacks

Last night, as Simchat Torah ended, we were informed of the good news that the 5-man Hamas terrorist cell which murdered Naama and Rabbi Eitam Henkin Hy’d were caught by the Shabak (aka the Shin Bet, aka Israel’s domestic security … Continue reading

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Simchat Torah 5776 – Chag Same’ach!

I didn’t think it could be possible, but here we are, once again on erev Chag, and again the nation is in mourning after another barbaric double murder by a Palestinian terrorist thug. And again I feel guilty at blogging … Continue reading

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Good News Friday – Sukkot edition

As I noted in my previous post, I tried my hardest to keep the news positive this week but in the light of yesterday’s terror attack I was tempted to cancel this Good News Friday installment. However my family persuaded … Continue reading

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Sukkot 5776 – Chag Same’ach!

The festival of Sukkot, the most joyous festival in the Jewish calendar, begins tonight, lasting for 7 days (8 outside of Israel), running straight into the Simchat Torah festival on the 8th day (9th day outside Israel). Sukkot is the … Continue reading

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Shabbat Shalom

Due to festive overload (and a dash of writer’s block), I’m posting a Shabbat Shalom post instead of my usual Good News Friday. Normal programming will resume some time after the chagim (after the festivals) – that is the usual … Continue reading

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Yom Kippur 5776 – Gmar Hatima Tova!

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is upon us once again, beginning in a few hours time here in Israel, when we will be entering a 25-hour fast with day-long prayer services, composed of beautiful, spiritual and emotional prayers and … Continue reading

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