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Tu B’Shvat Higia!

Today is the 15th of Shvat, known as Tu B’Shvat, and it is the “birthday of the trees”. I refer you to past posts of mine to learn about the beautiful minor festival. Here is a short excerpt: The tree … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

I’m more or less back to normal programming now and it’s time for another Good News Friday installment. Let’s start with Israel’s biomedical industry, which never fails to innovate. One of the latest developments is a revolutionary new treatment for … Continue reading

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Shabbat Shalom

No time for a Good News Friday post this week. My father in law is still very seriously ill in hospital. Please pray for Menachem Ben Baila. But I can’t leave this blog without something sweet for Shabbat, so here … Continue reading

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Good News Friday – Shabbat Chanukah edition

We are right in the middle of Chanukah, entering Shabbat Chanukah in a few hours, so here is a special, Chanukah-themed Good News Friday post. Let’s start with a very well timed for Chanukah, incredible archeological find – a Hasmonean-era … Continue reading

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Chanukah Same’ach! Happy Chanukah!

Chanukah has just begun here in Israel, 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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Good News Friday

I shall start this week’s Good News Friday with some news from last week.  Last Shabbat we read the Torah portion of Chayeh Sarah, “the life of Sarah”, in which Sarah our Foremother passed away. In Genesis 23:16, we read … Continue reading

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