Category Archives: Slice of Israeli life

Good News Friday

Thank goodness it’s Friday again, and time for another Good News Friday installment. We’ll start with some Jewish tradition. Yesterday was the minor holiday of Lag Ba’Omer, the 33rd day of the Omer. The main celebration, or “Hilula” is marked … Continue reading

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Chag Atzma’ut Same’ach! Happy 68th 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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Good News Friday

It’s Shushan Purim today, the day after “regular” Purim, when the festival is celebrated in Jerusalem and other cities which were walled in the time of Joshua, so it is all the more appropriate to post a Good News Friday … Continue reading

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Purim Samea’ach! Happy Purim!

We have had enough disaster, war, strife, and doom and gloom in the last few days and weeks to last us a lifetime. But now Purim is here and it’s time to celebrate! The festival began at sundown this evening  … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

Apologies for a very short posting today. I’m having serious internet problems.  Here is a great item is from Dr. Aaron Lerner from the invaluable IMRA site who writes, for a nice change, a very optimistic piece entitled “Some things … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

And again, despite it all, despite the devastating murders of young Israeli fathers this week, and despite another extremely serious attack today in Maale Adumim which has left a security guard fighting for his life, we must try to see … Continue reading

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