Posts Tagged ‘celebrations’

Bastille Day: What are the July 14 celebrations all about?

Bastille Day is celebrated with parades and fireworks across France every 14 July. But what is the history of this national holiday? It commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison in 1789 by a mob of Parisians during the opening stages of the French Revolution. The political prison and military fortress was seen as a […]

Soccer-Israeli Hemed courts controversy with A-League goal celebrations

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Photography special: Mount Meron Celebrations in photos

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Photography special: 40 years of Mount Meron Celebrations

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00

US celebrations of Israeli independence that leave out Palestinian story are bigoted (this means you, Pelosi)

This ought to be a rule in American politics: Statements celebrating Israel’s independence are bigoted if they fail to address what happened to Palestinians when Israel was born. Today is the day Israel declared itself a state, and we are seeing the usual flood of U.S. politicians congratulating Israel. (Ritchie Torres, of course. Bob Menendez. […]

Flagship New Jersey yeshiva cancels Purim celebrations

Haredi Orthodox Jews in Lakewood, New Jersey, are curtailing Purim festivities because of COVID-19. For the first time in 80 years, Beth Medrash Govoha, the yeshiva at the center of the township’s 70,000-strong Orthodox community, won’t host festivities surrounding the holiday, the Asbury Park Press reports. Ocean County health authorities have reported 11,369 COVID-19 cases […]

New Year’s Celebrations Muted By Coronavirus As Curtain Draws On 2020

This New Year’s Eve is being celebrated like no other in most of the world, with many bidding farewell to a year they’d prefer to forget. From the South Pacific to New York City, pandemic restrictions on open air gatherings saw people turning to made-for-TV fireworks displays or packing it in early since they could […]

Be Merrie All: Medieval Christmas Celebrations

Just as with the appropriation of Pagan sacred sites by Christian authorities, as recommended by Pope Gregory I to St Augustine in the late sixth century, there was a natural tendency in the late Antique and early medieval Christian world to convert previously well-observed Pagan festivals to newly designated religious observances. This usually took the […]

Burj Khalifa lights up for historic Dubai Hanukkah celebrations

Dubai’s legendary Burj Khalifa lit up on Thursday evening to mark the celebration of a very special first night of Hanukkah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the first since the historic Abraham Accords. — Majid Al Sarrah מאג’ד אלסראח (@DrAlsarrah) December 10, 2020 “You are witnessing Jewish history,” Singer Yishai Lapidot said as he […]

Hanukkah celebrations in Georgia

During the past few weeks since the American elections, my home state of Georgia has been in the news because of the challenge to the “legitimacy” of the vote. Finally the count has ended and Joe Biden has triumphed. I don’t recall any recounts of votes in Georgia ever happening in my years living there […]

Kamala Harris Issues Reminder amid Mass Celebrations: ‘COVID-19 Is Still Here’

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) sent out a reminder to Twitter followers amid mass celebrations on the left with no social distancing: “COVID-19 is still here.” “Please continue to wear a mask and practice social distancing,” she added. COVID-19 is still here. Please continue to wear a mask and practice social distancing. — Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) […]

CNN’s Lemon: Emotional Celebrations Because Trump Gave Marginalized People ‘PTSD’

CNN anchor Don Lemon said Saturday that the celebration in the streets of American cities after projections that former Vice President Joe Biden will be named the 46th American president was because “marginalized people” have PTSD from the four years under President Donald Trump. Lemon said, “I almost can’t talk right now because of the emotion. […]

Celebrations for the traditional Shoton Festival begin in Lhasa

China’s Tibet Autonomous Region marked the start of the Shoton festival on Wednesday with a traditional “sunning of the Buddha” ceremony. The days ahead will see Tibetan opera performances, horse riding events, a photography contest and a walking assembly, as well as a huge Thangka painting bearing the image of the Buddha, which is displayed […]

Berlin To Segregate Women During New Year’s Eve Celebrations

Following last year’s string of sexual assaults and robberies committed by groups of male immigrants, Berlin authorities are to set up a “safe zone” for women during the New Year’s Eve celebrations this week.  The segregation of women for the Brandenburg Gate party is a desperate attempt by the German government to prevent their uncontrolled […]

Zombie riot? Clashes with police turn festive celebrations into Halloween horror in Germany

Eggs and fireworks were hurled at law-enforcement officers in Hamburg, where several hundred youths rioted in three districts, Zeit Online reported. Six young people were detained, with two criminal cases initiated. Police had to reinforce their presence outside Cologne Cathedral over reports of “heavily intoxicated and aggressive groups of men,” in the city center, who […]

The Birth of a Nation: Thoughts on Turkey’s Recent Anniversary Celebrations

Dr Can Erimtan21st Century Wire During last year’s coup attempt Tayyip Erdoğan (or the Prez) narrowly escaped an attempt on his life . . . in the year that has now passed, his Justice and Development Party (or AKP) has been at pains to portray its leader as a hero able to defeat his enemy […]

National Day of Russia celebrations

Over 5,000 residents of the Republic of Ingushetia have taken part in Russia Day celebrations, with the biggest events taking place in the city of Nazran, the press service of the republic’s head, Yunus-Bek Evkurov, told Interfax. Source Article from https://www.rt.com/news/391905-national-russia-day-celebrations/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS 00

Ukraine Immortal Regiment Victory Day celebrations marred by nationalist violence

     Despite violence and provocative behavior from radical nationalists, thousands of Ukrainians took to the streets to hold Immortal Regiment marches and other events to mark the 72nd anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany. According to Ukrainian interior ministry spokesman Artem Shevchenko, some 600,000 citizens attended commemorations across Ukraine. “It was a difficult […]

Alliance of Baptists rules out investing in Israel-linked firms

Ryan Rodrick Beiler Activism and BDS Beat 3 May 2016 A Caterpillar bulldozer carries uprooted olive trees to make way for Israel’s separation wall, in the occupied West Bank town of Beit Jala, near the Israeli settlement of Gilo, in August 2015. Oren Ziv ActiveStills The Alliance of Baptists is examining its investments to determine […]

In Brooklyn, Sanders stand on Israel attracts support despite controversy

“Is your bed made? Is your sweater on? Do you want to fuck? Like you know I do[oooo].Like you know I do[ooooo],” sang Ezra Koenig, frontman for Vampire Weekend, at a Washington Square rally for Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders in New York City last week. The song is Cape Code Kwassa Kwassa, a delightful, […]

Iran denies it fired rockets near US aircraft carrier in Gulf, reports ‘psychological warfare’

On Tuesday, reports emerged that last Saturday the US aircraft carrier was intimidated after missiles were launched by an Iranian patrol vessel on a parallel course with the American naval convoy. “The naval forces of the Guards have not had any exercises in the Strait of Hormuz during the past week and the period claimed […]

Why Donald Trump can’t be stopped

(NaturalNews) No matter how desperately the leftist media tries to destroy Donald Trump, all they do is make him more famous and more popular. […]

Why Donald Trump can’t be stopped

(NaturalNews) No matter how desperately the leftist media tries to destroy Donald Trump, all they do is make him more famous and more popular. […]

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