Tag Archives: Chanukah

Good News Friday – Shabbat Chanukah edition

We are right in the middle of Chanukah, entering Shabbat Chanukah in a few hours, so here is a special, Chanukah-themed Good News Friday post. Let’s start with a very well timed for Chanukah, incredible archeological find – a Hasmonean-era … Continue reading

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Chanukah Same’ach! Happy Chanukah!

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 chagim, since it requires very little preparation … 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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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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