Tag Archives: Jerusalem

The terror continues: double murder in the Old City of Jerusalem

We thought things couldn’t get worse after the murder of Naama and Rabbi Eitam Henkin Hy”d on Thursday. We were wrong. This Shabbat has seen another wave of Arab terrorism, including the shooting of children sleeping in sukkahs around Israel, … Continue reading

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Good News Friday – Sukkot edition

As I noted in my previous post, I tried my hardest to keep the news positive this week but in the light of yesterday’s terror attack I was tempted to cancel this Good News Friday installment. However my family persuaded … Continue reading

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Yom Kippur 5776 – Gmar Hatima Tova!

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is upon us once again, beginning in a few hours time here in Israel, when we will be entering a 25-hour fast with day-long prayer services, composed of beautiful, spiritual and emotional prayers and … Continue reading

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Is Netanyahu finally getting serious about tackling Palestinian terrorism?

The low-level Palestinian terrorism that has been plaguing Israelis for years, particularly firebombings, shootings and stonings have been documented on this blog and elsewhere innumerable times; similarly the ongoing destruction – under the guise of “youthful vandalism” – of the Jewish … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

In keeping with the Rosh Hashana spirit, this week’s Good News Friday is going to focus on inspiring and uplifting posts. Here’s a fantastic video of a huge slichot (penitential prayers) service at the Kotel this week. The sheer number … Continue reading

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The approach to Rosh Hashanah: The sound of the Shofar

Rosh Hashana begins on Sunday night and there is not much time left for posting. The news is almost unrelentingly bad and I really don’t feel like posting anything more about Iran, BDS, anti-Israel activity, anti-Semitism, the delegitimization of Israel, … Continue reading

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