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17 Tammuz – a snippet of liturgy

(Joint post from me and MarGavriel) I don’t know about you, but when someone says “Selihot,” my heart sinks, because in my experience, selihot are Hebrew Text Walls of Doom, muttered incomprehensibly and far too fast, punctuated by wails of…

One person's freedom fighter…

guest post by Shaul Magid … is another person’s”…..well, you know. In the wake the Gaza Flotilla episode many labels were tossed about describing those on the Mava Marmara. It became clear quite early on that they were not peace…

15 Tammuz

Another little treat from MarGavriel: On the Jewish calendar, the period of time between 9 Sivan and 16 Tammuz is nothing special — it (along with the period from 25 Tishré through Shabbath Sheqalim, on or right before Rosh Hodesh…