Tag Archives: Israel

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 ( 😉 ) 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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The Age of Babylon and the Valley of the Dry Bones

Last month saw the start of the 2016/17 academic year at Yad Ben Zvi, with a brand new series of Bible study tours linked to Project 929, about which I have written several times in the past. Since, last month, we finished … Continue reading

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Charms To Soothe A Savage Breast

“Musick has Charms to sooth a savage Breast, To soften Rocks, or bend a knotted Oak.” William Congreve (1670-1729) From The Mourning Bride (1697) It has been a pretty horrible few weeks since my last post – what with massacres at … Continue reading

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