On the other hand

April 22, 2024 by Michael Kuttner
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The change of seasons in Israel is usually not a gradual transition but more like an abrupt switch.

That is why winter arrives after a very short autumn (or fall if you are American), and the temperatures suddenly plummet. Spring is heralded by trees blossoming and is closely followed by soaring temperatures and the advent of summer again.

It is, therefore, accurate to say that the seasons change with a bang rather than a gentle climatic event.

This year, spring had hardly sprung when the booms and bangs of Iranian drones and missiles heralded the most dramatic change we have ever experienced. Sure enough, following this cacophony of sound, summer temperatures arrived, and we can expect a hot Pesach, possibly in more ways than one.

Our local Post Office has a notice taped to the door advising customers that as the place has now been cleaned for the Chag no chametz (leaven) products should be brought into the place.

This is definitely an only in Israel experience.

 

ANOTHER FIND FROM THE PAST

 Everywhere you dig in Israel you are almost guaranteed to discover something from the distant past.

Here is the latest archaeological find.

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UNRWA

 Hear the truth about this group being revealed.

Send this to your local MP and ask why your country is funding them or considering resuming funding.

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MAKING MATZAH

 As you start eating your matzah on Seder night have you ever wondered how it was made?

Watch this fascinating video of matzah being manufactured at a factory in Sderot which is in southern Israel not far from the Gaza border.

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 INSPIRING KIDDUSH

 Listen to a world-famous Chazan as he sings the Kiddush for Seder night.

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EXODUS AND THE UN

If the UN had existed at the time of the Exodus from Egypt they would no doubt have issued a warning to the Hebrews as they headed towards the Promised Land.

https://jr.co.il/humor/pass151.htm

 

Chag Sameach to all J-Wire readers from beyond the fake green line.

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