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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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“The high mountains are for the ibex; the rocks are a refuge for the hyrax”: A Trip to Ein Gedi and Nachal David

This month’s field trip with Yad Ben Zvi saw us exploring the area of Ein Gedi, in the wake of King David and the Book of Psalms. As many of you no doubt recall, ¬†when David – not yet king … Continue reading

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The Bible In Song

This month’s field trip with Yad Ben Zvi was different from its predecessors. Instead of concentrating on a particular book or chapter of the Bible, our band of intrepid explorers ( ūüėČ ) set off in pursuit of the many … Continue reading

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In Search of Edom

Yesterday saw the third field trip in the current Yad Ben Zvi series of Bible tours,¬†“929 on the map of Israel“, about which I have written in the past, on more than one occasion. We are now well into the … Continue reading

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Here Comes (Not) The Bride

Yesterday, over seventy nations took part in a so-called “Peace Conference” in Paris, allegedly to further the “Peace Process” between Israel and ¬†the so-called “Palestinians”. What a farce! What kind of a “Peace Conference” can there be when neither of … Continue reading

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Terror in the ‘Hood

This week saw the return of Arab terrorism to my Jerusalem neighbourhood. On Sunday, an Arab resident of the nearby neighbourhood of Jabel Mukaber drove a truck into a group of young IDF cadets¬†who were visiting the popular Promenade at … Continue reading

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The Herdsman of Tekoa

I have been wondering what would be the best subject for my last post of 2016. I had intended to present my readers with a round-up of some of the books I have been reading over the past twelve months. … Continue reading

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