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Assault on Jewish religious rights: Israeli synagogue burned in arson attack; Jordan attacks expansion of Kotel prayer area

A small makeshift synagogue was completely burned together with its holy contents of prayer books and other items in what has been confirmed as an arson attack. Yet the world remains silent, mainly because it has hardly reported anywhere outside … Continue reading

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Tu Bishvat Higia!

Today is Tu Bishvat (or Tu B’Shvat), the 15th of the Hebrew month of Shvat, known as “the birthday of the trees” in Jewish tradition. The tree most associated with Tu B’Shvat is the almond tree, in Hebrew the Shkedi’a … Continue reading

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Good News Friday – Shabbat Chanukah edition

It’s that time of the week again, and this being the eve of Shabbat Channukah as well as erev Rosh Chodesh (the start of the month of) Tevet, a big dose of good news is just what we need. With … Continue reading

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Chanukah Same’ach! Happy Chanukah!

Chanukah has just begun here in Israel, and while you’re reading this we will be at our son’s house, lighting the candles and stuffing ourselves on assorted festive goodies, together with our grandchildren. Later on in the week we’re planning … Continue reading

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Simchat Torah 5776 – Chag Same’ach!

I didn’t think it could be possible, but here we are, once again on erev Chag, and again the nation is in mourning after another barbaric double murder by a Palestinian terrorist thug. And again I feel guilty at blogging … Continue reading

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Sukkot 5776 – Chag Same’ach!

The festival of Sukkot, the most joyous festival in the Jewish calendar, begins tonight, lasting for 7 days (8 outside of Israel), running straight into the Simchat Torah festival on the 8th day (9th day outside Israel). Sukkot is the … Continue reading

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