Category Archives: Slice of Israeli life

Good News Friday

Not only is it Friday once more, but today is the last day of Barack Obama’s administration! That in itself is worthy of a good news post but I have other goodies to share besides that. It is fitting that … Continue reading

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Good News Friday – Shabbat Chanukah edition

It’s the 7th candle of Chanukah tonight, it’s also Rosh Chodesh Tevet today, and of course Shabbat begins tonight with a bit of a mad rush as we light the Chanukah candles before we light the Shabbat candles. With all … Continue reading

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Wishing Merry Christmas to my Christian friends

For the first time since 2005, and for the last time till 2024, the first day of Chanukah and Christmas coincide. This chronological coincidence makes life a lot easier for members of both religions to wish each other Happy Holidays. … Continue reading

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Chanukah Same’ach! Happy Chanukah!

Chanukah began tonight as Shabbat went out. Chanukah has just begun here in Israel, and we have our Menorahs – or Chanukiyot as they are called in Israel – lit up at the window. It is one of my favourite … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

This time last week I was writing about the devastating fires in Haifa and many other places around the country, and I had no time to write a Good News Friday post. This week I am writing in the midst … Continue reading

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Good News Friday – Shabbat chol hamo’ed edition

We’re still in the middle of Sukkot, although rapidly approaching the end, and despite the bad news from earlier in the week, when UNESCO did its best to deny the Jews’ connection to Jerusalem, or rather because of it, I’m … Continue reading

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