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Good News Friday

It’s been a while since I last wrote a regular Good News Friday post, so this is a kind of return to normal programming (for the moment): Since I’m in celebratory mood after the birth of our grandson this week, … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

I haven’t posted a proper Good News Friday post for a couple of weeks, so it’s time for a catch-up. First we have another amazing archaeological discovery which, while dug up already in the 1930s, was only discovered inside the … Continue reading

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Chanukah Same’ach! Happy Chanukah!

Chanukah began last night around the world, 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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Tisha B’Av 5778 (2018)

Since the 9th day of Av fell yesterday, on Shabbat when we do not mourn, the fast itself was deferred to today, beginning last night at sundown and finishing at sundown tonight. Tisha Be’Av, the 9th day of the month … Continue reading

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Poland rewrites its history of the Shoah

The new Polish legislation to criminalize anyone who claims that Poland played a part in the Shoah has outraged all Jews from across the world, as well as angering genuine historians.  The fear is that Poland is attempting to whitewash … Continue reading

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International Holocaust Memorial Day 2018

Yesterday the world marked International Holocaust Memorial Day, amid rising hatred once again. In Warsaw, Poland, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson paid his respects in a solemn ceremony at a memorial to the Jews who died revolting against German … Continue reading

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