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Shabbat Shalom

I’m on vacation in the north of Israel with my entire family: all the children and grandchildren, over 20 of us in all. We’re staying in a “zimmer” which is Israelis’ quaint term for a holiday villa, in a tiny … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

This week has passed so quickly and before I’ve looked round it’s time for another Good News Friday installment. First, an astonishing story of self-sacrifice in more ways than one: a Haredi woman from New York lost 34 kg in … 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 – Shabbat Hagadol edition

It’s the last Shabbat before Pesach (Passover), known as Shabbat Hagadol – the Great Shabbat. My mind isn’t really into any of my usual Good News Friday stuff at the moment, having been to a funeral earlier today (of my … Continue reading

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Shabbat Shalom

No time for a Good News Friday post today. It’s been a bit of a crazy week for me, having hosted my annual “kaytanat savta” (Camp Grandma) for my daughter’s children. I had intended to have the (5 out of … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

No matter how long the Fridays in the middle of the summer, I still seem to get to Shabbat in a mad rush. This is why this Good News Friday post might be a little shorter than usual. My first … Continue reading

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