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Good News Friday – Shabbat Hagadol edition

I’m having a very hard time finding some good news to post this week and I was tempted to “pass over” (geddit?) this week’s Good News Friday installment. But I really didn’t want to leave Shabbat Hagadol (“the Great Sabbath”, … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

After the roller-coaster week that we’ve just gone through, I feel the need to post a Good News Friday installment to ease our ragged nerves! :-) First, a sign from the Heavens!  A solar eclipse took place a couple of … Continue reading

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Purim Same’ach! Happy Purim!

Enough of all the gloom and doom and politics and propaganda. Purim is here and it’s time to celebrate! The festival began at sundown this evening  when we went to shul and heard the *Megillah being read, with the ra’ashanim … Continue reading

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Tu B’Shvat Higia!

Today is 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 (שקדיה), which blossoms … Continue reading

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Good News Friday – Chanukah Edition

Shabbat Chanukah has a wonderful festive atmosphere around it, so I couldn’t let this week pass by without a Good News Friday installment. Just in time for Chanukah, with its focus on olive oil as the source of the miracle … 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 daughter’s house together with our other children and multitudes of grandchildren, lighting the candles and stuffing ourselves on assorted festive goodies. Chanukah celebrates … Continue reading

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