Simchat Torah is a component of the Biblical Jewish holiday of Shemini Atzeret (“Eighth Day of Assembly”), which follows immediately after the festival of Sukkot in the month of Tishrei (mid-September to early October on the Gregorian calendar).
2022 May 20 Event A Russian counter-attack on Israeli forces in Syria has raised fears of a potential escalation to the conflict, with experts fearing a similar provocation “within days”. This week, Russia launched missiles on Israeli jets that had flown over Syria and struck targets north of Damascus. Several casualties were reported and the Syrian army returned fire… Lees verder Russia ‘sends a message’ with first missile attack on Israeli jets in Syrian war, expert says
Forbes, April 28, 2022 Event Quite a few billionaires born in Russia have taken advantage of the “Law of Return,” otherwise known as “Aliyah,” which grants automatic entry and passports to any Jew, or anyone who can prove they have at least one Jewish grandparent. According to Forbes’ research, more than 40% of the 111 Russian-born billionaires… Lees verder Why Israel Became A Safe Haven For Russian Billionaires
The feeling that their own nation is sacred and should be protected against outside forces makes people choose right-wing politicians who promise them an ideal flourishing prosperous nation
Tel Aviv Univ. echoing recent ADL study on antisemitism in the US, find worldwide increase in Jew-hatred over the past year.
Iran controls the trouble in and around Israel. It literally activates and ferments violence when it wants to. Hamas & Hezbollah don’t do anything without their paymasters say so.
Israel has been forced to vote against Russia in recent weeks, which caused Russian anger. They are pointing to Israel’s own conflict. In other words – keep out of our war or your own war might begin.
There are many predicting a new intifada coming soon ignited from clashes with Israeli police at the al-Aqsa Mosque
A series of terrorist attacks has upended the national agenda and returned a sense of fear to the streets of Israel’s cities.
On Some View on the World Immanuel Verbondskind looked at the day which is normally a special day for children with a lot of fun. Though this year Purim was not as such a moment to celebrate. Five days after one of the most solemn days of the year, the International Holocaust Memorial Day, we… Lees verder Purim in days of Ukrainian war
2022 March 12 Wealthy Russians are following Roman Abramovich’s lead and investing in Israeli property as sanctions in Europe and the US bite. Estate agents and tax lawyers report an influx of interest from Russians buying beachfront homes and building plots in Tel Aviv. A key incentive is that citizens do not have to declare… Lees verder Rich Russians seek safe haven for their fortunes in Israel
Russia has attempted to use its support for reviving the Iran nuclear deal as leverage to minimise sanctions over its invasion of Ukraine.
96-year-old Holocaust survivor Borys Romanchenko, who in 2012 had read an oath devoted to "creating a new world where peace and freedom reign," was killed by a Russian strike on the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv.
Since the fighting started in Ukraine, Moldova, not a member of NATO nor the European Union, opened its gates for refugees and has mobilised to support the influx of Ukrainians.
Shelter, vital supplies, and escape from besieged cities: these are the keys to survival many Ukrainian Jews are seeking as the Russian invasion enters its second week. Ukrainian and Russian negotiators on Thursday acknowledged a need for humanitarian corridors for civilians, reflecting growing fears about an imminent crisis in multiple major cities under attack. ...… Lees verder As Russian siege wears on, Jews left behind in Ukrainian cities face grim conditions