Anne Klausner

Good news weekend : Israel.

Another week has rushed by and it’s time for another Good News Weekend post. Let’s start with the weather – as I have mentioned previously, it has been raining almost non-stop for the last couple of months, dropping almost unprecedented amounts of rain all over the country. The temperatures have …

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Good news weekend : Israel.

It’s been a while since I’ve written one of my Good News Weekend posts, but I think it’s time to attempt a return to normal programming. My first item is about yet another treatment, if not actual cure, for Type 2 diabetes, that has been developed by an Israeli team: …

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A civil uprising in Iran.

It looks like a civil revolution is taking place in Iran, where the people are rising up against the regime of the Mad Mullahs. The courage, the sheer bravery of the Iranian citizens is awe-inspiring. They face arrest, torture and death and yet are not giving up. It is clear …

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Good News Weekend – Israel.

A very wet and cold week has passed by and has brought us huge amounts of rain.  So huge in fact that the Kinneret rose 23 cm in one day! When you consider the size of the lake the amount of water that has fallen is almost unbelievable. In the …

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Good News Weekend-Israel

This week’s Good News Weekend post opens with the startling – and very good – news that the US killed the leader of the Iranian Revolutionary Group Corps – Al Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani last night. Make no mistake about it: Soleimani was an extremely bad, dangerous man. From the …

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Chanukah Same’ach! Happy Chanukah!

I’m a couple of days late with my Chanukah post but the reason is all good – on Sunday we celebrated the brit of our new grandson and we were still in recovery mode so to speak.  The baby is called Tzuri Menachem and he is beautiful bli ayin hara! …

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Good News Weekend – Israel: New baby edition

Another very Good News Friday edition this week: we are delighted to welcome our latest grandson, born on Sunday to our daughter Vered and Pini, a little brother to Shaked. The brit will take place PG on Sunday, and I will update with the baby’s name. Wishing Vered and Pini …

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Good News Weekend – Israel.

It’s the shortest Shabbat of the year and time is running short, but there is just time for a few items for Good News Weekend. My first item is the discovery of a rare 3rd century synagogue in the Golan Heights which has a beautiful mosaic floor (via DavidinPT): Fragments …

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Good News Weekend – Israel.

This post is not going to be a regular Good News post though it will contain what I consider several good news items.  In any event the news keeps overtaking me before I can get around to writing a post.  The one thing I am not going to write about …

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Good News Weekend – Israel.

This week I’ll focus on Israel’s scientific advances, always a source of good news. An Israeli team has discovered the gene that causes cardiac arrhythmia: (via Reality): A team of researchers at Ben-Gurion University is en route to discovering medical therapy to treat atrial fibrillation (AF) that occurs at rest, …

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Good News Weekend – Israel.

We turned the clocks back last Saturday night so Shabbat now comes in just after 4.30 pm! It’s very weird to be on winter time with early nights while the days are still (mostly) sunny and warm. In any case it’s time (just about!) for my latest Good News Friday …

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Simchat Torah 5780 – Chag Same’ach!

The marathon of Jewish holidays is almost over. as the last and most joyous festival of the holiday season approaches– Sukkot finishes tonight and Simchat Torah begins. But before that, today, the last day of Sukkot, is known as Hoshana Raba, which despite the happy nature of Sukkot is a …

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Sukkot 5780 – Chag Same’ach!

The festival of Sukkot, the most joyous festival in the Jewish calendar, begins tonight, lasting for 7 days (8 outside of Israel), running straight into the Simchat Torah festival on the 8th day (9th day outside Israel). Sukkot is the last of the Shalosh R’galim (three pilgrimage festivals). Like Passover …

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Good News Weekend – Israel.

I have a crazy, very difficult week this week (family illness again) but I still want to post a Good News weekend instalment, if only for the sake of my sanity. It’s going to be a bit of a mix this week because I missed a fair bit of the …

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