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Chag Shavuot Same’ach!

The festival of Shavuot (“Feast of Weeks” or Pentecost), beginning on Motzei Shabbat (Saturday night), is the culmination of the 7 weeks (hence the name) of counting the Omer – Sefirat Ha’Omer. We are instructed by G-d (ויקרא כ”ג:ט”ו – … Continue reading

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Israel turns into Italy – Knesset dissolves 7 weeks after the elections

Israel turned into the Middle Eastern version of Italy tonight as Binyamin Netanyahu failed to form a coalition, and the Knesset voted to dissolve itself – a mere 7 weeks or so after the last elections. As far as I … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

It’s time for a palate-cleanser after the balagan of the past week, so here is a Good News Friday installment to put us all into a better mood for Shabbat. Let’s start with the amazing “Good Neighbour” program instituted by … Continue reading

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The Kotel Kerfuffle

The latest crisis began when the government backtracked on its decision * to create a state-recognized pluralistic prayer section at the Western Wall. *Edit: The backtracking was not on creating a pluralistic prayer section. THAT EXISTS ALREADY and has not been … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

As always, despite the bad or indifferent news of the past week, Friday ushers in Shabbat, and to accompany it, here is my latest Good News Friday post. London has been engulfed by fire in recent days: two kosher shops … Continue reading

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First the good news

This post is to make up for the missed Good News Friday installment last week. (I should note at this stage that this coming Friday too I won’t be publishing a Good News Friday post since it will be erev … Continue reading

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