Tag Archives: Israel

Chag Atzma’ut Same’ach! Happy 71st 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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Yom Hazikaron 5779 – Israel’s Memorial Day 2019

Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day for fallen soldiers and victims of terror, began last night at sundown with the sound of the siren, as Israelis commemorated their fallen with a one minute siren at 8 pm and a ceremony at … Continue reading

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Boycotting the Jews 21st century style – a how-to guide by Airbnb

One would have thought that boycotting the Jews would have gone out of fashion somewhere around the late 1940s. But one would be mistaken. The boycott has never gone out of style, it has simply mutated into “anti-Zionism”, anti-Israelism, and … Continue reading

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Shana Tova Umetuka – 5779

Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, begins tonight, and lasts for 2 days, until sundown on Tuesday night.  The Jewish year follows the lunar calendar, and the number counts the number of years since Creation. This year we will mark … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

I’m back to regular programming – for about a week, until Rosh Hashana falls next week, followed by the month of Jewish festivals. Until then, I present you with my latest Good News Friday installment. Let’s start with our favourite … 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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