Category Archives: Religion

Lamentations

Today is Tisha b’Av, the 9th of Av – the day on which Jews mourn the destruction of both the First and Second Temples, the First Temple by the Babylonians in 586 BCE and the Second Temple by the Romans, … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Cities

I hold two cities in my heart and in my thoughts today. With one I rejoice. With the other, I mourn. I mourn with the great city of Manchester, as she buries twenty-two of her sons and daughters, the youngest no more … Continue reading

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You Can Shove It, U.N.E.S.C.O …

Last week, U.N.E.S.C.O. – an organization whose purpose, according to its own Constitution, is “to contribute to peace and security by promoting collaboration among the nations through education, science and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, for … Continue reading

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Words as Weapons: Islamophobia

Have you noticed how, in today’s Politically Correct climate, anyone who dares to criticise anything about Islam – such as its attitude to women or to non-Muslims- or to mention the fact that the perpetrator of a terrorist act was … Continue reading

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Shana Tova

I had hoped to be able to post about my trip to England last month but it’s taking longer than expected to choose and edit the many photos and write about all that I managed to see and do in … Continue reading

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An Ocean Of Tears

  This is a picture of  Sarah-Techiya Litman and her fiancé, Ariel Biegel, at their engagement party. They were to have been married this evening. That wedding will not now take place – not tonight, at any rate – for … Continue reading

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Scorched Earth

I am filled with sadness, I am filled with anger. I feel as if the scorching temperatures (reaching 40 degrees Celsius in Jerusalem earlier this week) are but a mirror to the public mood. Shira Banki, the 16-year-old girl who … Continue reading

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