Category Archives: Slice of Israeli life

Good News Friday

Thank goodness it’s Friday and time for another Good News Friday installment. This week the focus is on education. The Jerusalem Post reports that three Israeli universities have been ranked amongst the 100 most innovative universities in the world: Hebrew … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

It’s been an exciting week for our family but you will have to wait till Motzaei Shabbat (Saturday night) to hear all about it. Meanwhile you will have to make do with another Good News Friday installment. First we have … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

It’s nearly Shabbat, so I will abandon all the bad and depressing news for now and concentrate on a Good News Friday post to lift our spirits. To start off, here is an Only in Israel moment: this Facebook post … Continue reading

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Good News Friday – Cochlear Implant edition

This week my Good News Friday post is going to be completely personal, though it relates to Israel’s medical industry. I am sitting in Jerusalem right now, keeping my daughter Vered and son-in-law Pini company in Shaare Zedek Hospital as … Continue reading

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My 40th Aliya anniversary!

Today, exactly 40 years ago, on the Thursday between Bereishit and Noach, I made aliya from England. (The exact date was 13th October 1977, Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan 5738). In the beginning… I fell in love with Israel long before I … Continue reading

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Simchat Torah 5778 – Chag Same’ach!

The marathon of Jewish holidays is almost over. as the last and most joyous festival of the holiday season approaches– Sukkot finishes tonight and Simchat Torah begins. But before that, today, the last day of Sukkot, is known as Hoshana … Continue reading

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