Tag Archives: Jewish history

Good News Friday

I can’t believe it’s Friday already! Time for another Good News Friday installment. This week we received some very exciting news from the days of the First Temple! A seal bearing the name of Kind Josiah’s court official was unearthed … Continue reading

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In memory of my aunt, Rabbanit Yehudit Meir z”l

Before I start I want to apologize for my extended absence from this blog and the online world altogether. I know some of you were worried by my “disappearance”. My father’s sister, Rabbanit Yehudit Meir z’l, passed away suddenly last … Continue reading

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Tisha B’Av: the centrality of the Temple Mount

The fast of Tisha B’Av is over halfway gone now (Israel time) and we start to emerge from our deep mourning into a more reflective stance. Here are some interesting articles, pictures and videos in the spirit of the day … Continue reading

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UNESCO’s Jihad against Israel and its Jewish history

Readers of this blog, in fact anyone who has been paying the slightest attention, cannot have failed to notice the UN’s antipathy towards Israel. But probably the worst institution in this regard is UNESCO, which has steadily, and not so … Continue reading

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Good News Friday – new baby edition

Another hard week has gone by, but at least for me and my family it had a very happy end. We became the proud grandparents of a new baby granddaughter! ❤ The happy (and rather overtired) new parents are our … Continue reading

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Simon Schama’s The Story of the Jews, now on PBS

The renowned British Jewish historian Simon Schama produced an excellent BBC series last year on The Story of the Jews.  This was given a passing mention in Brian Goldfarb’s guest post on London Jewish Book Week in 2013. The series … Continue reading

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