Category Archives: Slice of Israeli life

Wishing Merry Christmas to my Christian friends

I would like to wish all my Christian readers and friends a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. May 2022 be a year of good health, peace, happiness and prosperity for all of us. May this cursed plague be gone … Continue reading

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Chanukah Same’ach! 1st Night

Chanukah has begun here in Israel, and windows are lighting up all over the country with candles and oil lamps twinkling in the dark. Chanukah is one of my favourite chagim, since it requires very little preparation but lots of … Continue reading

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Chag Atzma’ut Same’ach! Happy 73rd Independence Day Israel!

It’s Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day, and, as remarked upon by both local and foreign observers, the country swings in a schizophrenic kind of way from the mourning, sorrow and remembrance of Yom Hazikaron to the flag-waving patriotism and general … Continue reading

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Chag Kasher Ve’sameach – Happy Pesach!

Before starting this post I looked back, as I always do, to what I wrote last year. And I was shocked at how quickly I’ve forgotten Pesach in the shadow of corona. What a difference a year makes – in … Continue reading

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Israeli Elections – round 4

Here we go again – the fourth round of elections in two years. I feel a bit despairing and bit apathetic, and not particularly full of hope that anything major is going to change. But I shall not cede my … Continue reading

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Good News Friday – Purim Same’ach edition

Purim has started (or is starting) around the Jewish world, and we are celebrating a “triple Purim” which is quite a rare event. It started tonight at sundown and lasts till tomorrow night when Shabbat begins. But in walled cities … Continue reading

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