Tag Archives: Chanukah

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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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

Chanukah is almost upon us, starting tomorrow night, as is Christmas too! All the more reason for a great Good News Friday post. I’ll start with news from last week, when Jewish communities and their supporters the world over took … Continue reading

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The good, the bad, the ugly and the stupid

Several incidents of antisemitism from the usual suspects, as well as some plain-speaking sense from unusual quarters, caught my eye these last few days (links via Elise R. and Haya E. amongst others). Starting with the really ugly: Haaretz is … Continue reading

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Good News Friday – Shabbat Chanukah edition

It’s that time of the week again, and this being the eve of Shabbat Channukah as well as erev Rosh Chodesh (the start of the month of) Tevet, a big dose of good news is just what we need. With … Continue reading

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Chanukah Same’ach! Happy Chanukah!

Chanukah has just begun here in Israel, and while you’re reading this we will be at our son’s house, lighting the candles and stuffing ourselves on assorted festive goodies, together with our grandchildren. Later on in the week we’re planning … Continue reading

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