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Good News Friday

To counter-balance the focus on the destruction by fire in the south of Israel by Palestinian arsonists from Gaza, I thought it would be both refreshing and an object lesson in how Israel treats its precious nature resources to bring … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

After this week’s difficult events, it’s with a sigh of relief that I bring you today’s Good News Friday installment (all links courtesy of  reader “Reality”). Let’s start with some cheering international news. Despite Britain’s annoying “neutrality” on Israel’s fight … 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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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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What next? Frogs? Wild Beasts?

Which of the Ten Plagues will be next to strike Egypt? In eerie timing, just before Pesach (Passover) a plague of locusts has struck Egypt. An enormous swarm of locusts is plaguing Egypt, in a development that agricultural authorities admitted … Continue reading

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Pesach flowers in Jerusalem

We spent a few beautiful days in downtown Jerusalem, touring the sites, visiting relatives and generally mingling with the huge throngs all crowding into Jerusalem for Pesach. (More of that in my next post). One of the tours we took … Continue reading

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