Welcome to Gilis Good Newsletter #38!
This newsletter puts together a little bit about what’s been happening in Israel over the last week. We try to keep it positive. That’s why it’s the Good Newsletter.
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The first significant winter storm left its mark on Israel this week. Unfortunately, there were car accidents and downed trees but focusing on the bright side, the streams are flowing, the Kinneret is filling, and gishmei bracha, blessed rains, fell throughout the country with a focus in the north and center. We’re still officially in the middle of it, and today is not as rainy as yesterday, but the chill is in the air, and more rainfall is expected. Shabbat should be clearing and cool, with temperatures returning to normal next week. Above, you can watch a video of mapal hatanur, the oven waterfall, at the country’s tip near Metulla, part of Nachal Iyun. If you enjoy these kinds of videos, you can find more of them at these links. Waterfalls and Streams. Note: Not every video will be a flowing waterfall or stream.
A few weeks ago, we featured a guy that found a Crusader-era sword on the shore. Off the coast of Caesaria, marine archaeologists discovered a treasure trove of archaeological findings. Coins, gems, a ring, and much more. I’ll share a link to the full article below.
Israel loves to be first. We were first doing the 3rd booster vaccine, and we’ll be the first to offer a 4th as Israel announced plans to give booster shots to 60+’s and at-risk groups in the coming weeks. Omicron is spreading, and covid numbers are rising. We’re not sure how bad Omicron is, but we know we don’t want to find out.
U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan was in town this week for meetings regarding Iran’s nuclear program negotiations in Vienna. We hope it goes well. #nationalsecuritystuff
Our friends at Israel21C did an article to close 2021 with 21 reasons to be cheerful at the end of 2021. You can find the link below.
As always, I hope to make you smile with some articles and nuggets from the past week.
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Shabbat Shalom and Good Shabbos.