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Tag Meir

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On the Scales

As we approach the Jewish New Year, traditionally a time for reflection on our deeds, what we mean by the Jewish nature of the state of Israel is on the scales. Last night I attended a “Tag Meir”(“Spreading the Light”) event at the Benedictine Monastery in Latrun, a solidarity visit in response to the despicable … Continue reading

Glimmers of Hope

Having spent two evenings this week at candle-lighting ceremonies organized under the auspices of ‘Tag Meir’ (translated by the organizers as “Spread the Light”) I find myself reflecting about glimmers of hope in today’s situation. On Tuesday night 400-500 people gathered together outside the Prime Minister’s house to light the first candle of Chanukah. Rabbi Yoel Ben-Nun spoke at the … Continue reading

Join Tag Meir – Light a Candle for Coexistence

This week there will be much lighting of candles around the world. Jews will begin lighting Chanukah candles on Tuesday at sundown, and will continue for 8 days. In many parts of the world candles are also intimately associated with Christmas, coming as it does, at least in the Northern hemisphere, at the darkest time of the … Continue reading