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Good News Friday – Eurovision2019 Edition

It’s back to normal programming for now with this week’s Good News Friday installment. This week the news in Israel has been dominated, not by missiles or Iran or even the formation of a new government, but by something MUCH … Continue reading

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Good News Friday – Shushan Purim edition

Purim is finished in most of Israel and the world, but it is celebrated the following day, i.e. today, in Jerusalem and other cities that were walled in ancient times. So in honour of this special chag, here are a … Continue reading

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Despite it all – Good News Friday

As has happened so many times recently, I had my doubts about posting a Good News Friday installment today. I am still simmering over this week’s mini-war and the fiasco of the ceasefire, and the last thing I wanted to … Continue reading

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Good News Friday – celebrate Israel’s 70th!

Today is the 5th of Iyar, the real date of Israel’s independence. It was celebrated yesterday so as to give the nation a full day of festivities, rather than having to cut them short for Shabbat. So in honour of … Continue reading

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Good News Friday – Choose Life

This week’s Good News Friday post comes in the shadow of Yom Hashoah and in the build-up to Israel’s Memorial Day next week – which will be followed by Israel’s 70th Independence Day. In the bittersweet atmosphere of the day … 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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