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Good News Friday

Thank goodness it’s Friday and time to close another week.  Time too for another Good News Friday installment. I’ll start this week’s post with another look back into our fascinating past. A wonderful new exhibit at Jerusalem’s Bible Lands Museum … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

Despite the horrible week we’ve just had, or maybe because of it, I feel a need to post a Good News Friday installment this week. My first item dates back thousands of years ago: an ancient skull found in a … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

In spite of the latest bad news, or perhaps davka because of it, we need a dose of good news to uplift us before Shabbat, so here is my latest Good News Friday installment. Because the modern day is almost … Continue reading

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Good News Friday – Chanukah Edition

Shabbat Chanukah has a wonderful festive atmosphere around it, so I couldn’t let this week pass by without a Good News Friday installment. Just in time for Chanukah, with its focus on olive oil as the source of the miracle … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

After the hard week we’ve just been through, it’s not easy to write about good news. Nevertheless, for reasons that will become clear further on, here is another Good News Friday installment. We’ll start with one of Israel’s greatest natural … Continue reading

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Yom Kippur 5775 – Gmar Hatima Tova

(Reposting in part from last year) Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is upon us once again, beginning in a few hours time here in Israel, when we will be entering a 25-hour fast with day-long prayer services, composed of … Continue reading

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