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Purim Same’ach! Happy Purim!

The festival of Purim began this evening as soon as Shabbat went out. While the menfolk went to *shul to hear the *Megillah being read, I went with my daughter and new granddaughter, my neighbour, sister-in-law and her sister to … Continue reading

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Good News Friday – pre-Purim edition

It’s almost Purim and the atmosphere here in Israel is gearing up for the festivities. For days now, all we’ve heard from the school across the street are Purim songs played on the loudspeaker system at break time. Unfortunately, the … Continue reading

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Good News Friday – Tu Bishvat edition

The day is short and I’m nearly out of time, but there is still  time to post a Good News Friday edition. Tomorrow is the minor festival of Tu Bishvat, the 15th of Shvat, considered “the birthday of the trees” … Continue reading

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Good News Friday – Shabbat Chanukah edition

It’s the 7th candle of Chanukah tonight, it’s also Rosh Chodesh Tevet today, and of course Shabbat begins tonight with a bit of a mad rush as we light the Chanukah candles before we light the Shabbat candles. With all … Continue reading

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Chanukah Same’ach! Happy Chanukah!

Chanukah began tonight as Shabbat went out. 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 … Continue reading

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Baruch Dayan Emet: Leonard Cohen, 82

This wasn’t quite the way I would have wished to distract us from the fuss surrounding the American elections. Leonard Cohen, one of America’s  Canada’s greatest, and most Jewish singers, (and one of my favourites) passed away late on Thursday* … Continue reading

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