Category Archives: Slice of Israeli life

Good News Friday

It’s been a crazy (but enjoyable) couple of weeks with the birth of our new grandson, the “Sholom Zochor” (a Friday night reception) to welcome him, the brit (circumcision) – the baby is called Akiva Menachem ♥ – and then … Continue reading

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Chag Shavuot Same’ach!

The festival of Shavuot (“Feast of Weeks” or Pentecost), beginning on Motzei Shabbat (Saturday night), is the culmination of the 7 weeks (hence the name) of counting the Omer – Sefirat Ha’Omer. We are instructed by G-d (ויקרא כ”ג:ט”ו – … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

It’s been a while since I last wrote a regular Good News Friday post, so this is a kind of return to normal programming (for the moment): Since I’m in celebratory mood after the birth of our grandson this week, … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

This week’s edition of Good News Friday is one still enjoying the glow from yesterday’s Yom Ha’atzmaut. Here is an incredible video from Boomerang, an Israel-advocacy group – bringing us support and love from… Saudi Arabia of all places!   … Continue reading

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Chag Atzma’ut Same’ach! Happy 71st 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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Yom Hazikaron 5779 – Israel’s Memorial Day 2019

Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day for fallen soldiers and victims of terror, began last night at sundown with the sound of the siren, as Israelis commemorated their fallen with a one minute siren at 8 pm and a ceremony at … Continue reading

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