Post 184: Day 4 September 4, 2015 MOFO Challenge: and What Happened on September 5th 1972? What’s Happening in September in Israel Chol Ha Moed Sukot Wednesday September 30th Guided Day Trip to Susiya with Regavim: 4 Tell us about a weird food combo that you love: Plan:Vegetables in a cake Chocolate Zucchini Cake

I signed on to the MOFO challenge. My idea of the ideal blog post would go something like this:  Highlighting an exciting person, event, program and it’s connection to an exciting dish!

The tragedies of September 5th are behind us, and cannot change the atrocities that took place. But we can ensure their memory is not forgotten, nor their lives lost in vain.


Join Us in Turning Memory into Meaning

  • Raise your flag in a VIRTUAL MOMENT OF SILENCE

  • LEARN about the events that transpired

  • MEET the people affected

  • WATCH films that give insight into the tragedy and its legacy

  • DOWNLOAD and Print meaningful reflections to read with your family and community

  • SIGN the Virtual Memorial Wall

  • SHARE AND CONNECT with the relevance of Munich at a private or communal gathering


About the Munich Memory Project

This attack on Israeli innocents because they were Jews occurred in the very eyes of the world and too little was done to stop it, too little is still done to recall its significance. By encouraging people to remember, to recount the details and declare our opinions on why it is important to remember, we can glean immense lessons from each other and give respect to the men whose lives were stolen on that day.

The Munich Memory Project was created to harness the passion garnered throughout the world upon the murder of the members of the Israeli Team. Its aim is two-fold: to protect this memory for generations to come and to serve as an inspiration for others to learn from – for those around the world to collectively take pride in the accomplishments of fellow Jews.

Don’t let September 5th pass by like any other day.

The danger of indifference to terrorism is as relevant today as it was in 1972.

What’s Happening in September in Israel;Info provided by rafi dobrin  phone 054-4334051. email:

Sunday, September 6th 7.30 pm Talk: FIGHTING HAMAS, BDS and ANTISEMITISM. Experiences combating anti-Israel activism abroad. Part of book tour. Barry Shaw, author, lecturer and consultant on delegitimization Issues At the Matnas, 13 Yahadut Sfarad, Neve Dekelim, Ashkelon. Arranged by English Speakers of Ashkelon group. email: In English. 25 NIS

Tues September 8th 9.30-1.00pm Symposium and book launch: NEGOTIATING IN TIMES OF CONFLICT. Editors: Gilead Sher and Anat Kurz Opening Remarks: Prof. Itamar Rabinovich, Case Studies: Dr. Anat Kurz, Dr. Gallia Lindenstrauss, Marc Finaud, Panel discussion: Shimon Shiffer, Brig. Gen. (res.) Udi Dekel, Dr. Yehuda Ben Meir, Shabtai Shavit, former Mossad Dir-General, Maj. Gen. (res.) Danny Yatom, Closing Remarks: Col. (res.) Gilead Sher. Presented by the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS). 40 Haim Levanon St., Tel Aviv 6997556. Tel. 03-6400400. e-mail: Registration required.. For more info: Mostly conducted in Hebrew.. Free admission Registration required..

September 30th.

The ancient town of Susiya near Hebron, is becoming yet another critical focal point of friction between Arab and Jew in this land. Which facts are being twisted, fabricated or simply disregarded and by whom? And what is the real story – based on evidence on the ground, documented records and aerial photography? Pictured above – (left) archeological remains of synagogue of ancient city of Susiya; (center) squatters’ village; (right) Jewish village of Susiya. See field trip below on Wed, Sept. 30.

A monthly listing of events and articles on people and organizations countering the lies and bias against Israel. SEPTEMBER 2015 For people who care about Israel Before coming to any of the events listed in this newsletter, we advise calling the organizers of the events to confirm.

Wed 9th 8 pm Talk and movie: COMBATTING BDS IN U.S., U.K. and SOUTH AFRICA Michelle Rojas-Tal, Diaspora Education Director, StandWithUs. Introduction by Barry Shaw At Bet Israel Synagogue, 19 Yehuda Hanassi Street, Netanya. e-mail: In English. 25 NIS

Tues 29th 11 am Happening: SIMCHAT BEIT HASHEOVA. A program of joy and introspection. Intro by Davidi Perel, Gush Etzion mayor, and address by Uri and Iris Yifrach, parents of Eyal, one of the three boys murdered June 2014. Oz VeGa’on, near Gush Etzion. info: e-mail: For info on how to get there phone 052-3294194, In Hebrew No fee.

Wed September 30th Field Trip Chol Ha Moed Sukot: SUSIYA – WHAT’S THE REAL STORY? Susya is an archaeological site in the southern Judaean Mountains of the West Bank that bears the archaeological remains both of a 5th-8th century CE synagogue and of a mosque that replaced it.

View of Susya

The site, in Arabic Khirbet Susiya/Susiyeh, “Ruin of the Liquorice Plant” was first described by V. Guérin in 1869, who first recognized its importance.The spelling Susya represents the Hebrew name, as determined by the Israeli Naming committee. In the Survey of Western Palestine, based on an observation in 1875 on the area of the southeastern slope of a hill west of Susya, Charles Warren and Claude Conder labeled Susya as an ‘Important public structure’. German accounts later stated that it was a remnant of an ancient church. In 1937, the building to the north was identified by L. A. Meyer and A. Reifenberg as the site of a synagogue.

Ancient synagogue

Synagogue mosaic

The site was examined by Shemarya Gutman in 1969, who uncovered the narthex of a synagogue during a trial dig. He, together with Ze’ev Yeivin and Ehud Netzer, then conducted the Israeli excavations at Khirbet Suseya, (subsequently named by a Hebrew calque as Horvat Susya) over 1971-1972,[27][30][31] by the Palestinian village of Susiya Al-Qadime.

Roller Stone in the synagogue of Susya


No excavations have uncovered undisputed evidence for synagogues before the 2nd century CE in Judea, when Rabbinic Judaism became ascendant due to the destruction of the Second Temple. The excavated synagogue in Susya dates from the 4th to the 7th century CE and was in continuous use until the 9th century CE..

According to Magness, the synagogue was built int the 4th – 5th century and continued in use for “at least” another two centuries. ]It is one of four of an architecturally unique group in the Southern Judean Hills, of the six synagogues identified in Judea as a whole, the lower number probably reflecting a shift in the Jewish population from Judah to Galilee in the 2nd and 3rd centuries. The other three of this distinctive group are those of Eshtemoa, Horvat Maon, and ‘Anim. Three outstanding characteristics of the Susya-Eshtemoa group, group are their width, entrances at the short eastern wall, and the absence of columns to support the roof

According to David Amit, the architectural design, particularly the eastern entrance and axis of prayer, which differ from the majority of Galilean synagogues, exhibits the ramifications of the earliest halakhic law conserved in southern Judea for generations after the destruction of the Temple. This was forgotten in Galilee, but in Judea there was a closer adherence to older traditions reflecting closer proximity to Jerusalem. The eastern orientation may be also related to the idea of dissuading heretics and Christians in the same area, who bowed to the east, in the belief that the Shekinah lay in that direction.

Interior of the synagogue

Bus trip along road past Gush Etzion, Hebron and Souther Hebron Hills, observing rampant illegal construction by the Arabs, encouraged by ultra-radical Israeli Leftists and financed by European Union member countries. Tour of ancient Susiya, which is an unforgettable experience, observing the erection of a squatters village nearby and a short tour of modern Israeli village of Susiya. Conducted by experts on the geo-political, historical and post-biblical aspects of the situation. Also hear the personal story of Dalia Har-Sinai, widow of murdered Yair Har-Sinai, and visit her farm. Organized by Regavim, to see the site of ancient Susiya, the modern Jewish community and the illegal Arab encampment.

Find out the true story behind the legal and moral claims against Israel. In English. 180 NIS covers trip and lunch. Registration essential. _________________________________________________________________

Day 4: Tell us about a weird food combo that you love: Plan:Vegetables in a cake.


Chocolate Zucchini Cake : This cake is a favorite of my family

1/2 cup butter/margarine/fruit juice
1 3/4 cup sugar or other sugar-dates syrup
2 eggs (or 1/2 cup pureed tofu) or reconstituted ground flax meal/ground chia seed meal
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup sour cream or avocado
2 1/4 cup flour (not wheat)
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tbsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups grated zucchini/or roasted, squeezed dry

Cream butter, oil and sugar/substitute until mixture is light and fluffy.
Stir in eggs/substitute, vanilla and sour cream/avocado until well blended.
Combine all dry ingredients. Add slowly to batter and mix until blended.
Add grated zucchini.
Smooth into greased 9×13 cake pan.

Sprinkle with a topping of
1 cup chocolate/ carob  chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup brown sugar/powdered sugar or omit

Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes. The cake will be dense and moist but will spring back slightly when touched in the middle.

1. You can substitute margarine/fruit juice for the butter.
2. I have taken to using plain Greek yogurt/avocado in almost all my dishes that call for sour cream. I can’t tell the difference.
3. I often add a tad more than 2 cups of zucchini to the cake, owing to the fact that I’m trying to use up all the monster zucchini I’ve been gifted.
4. Feel free to use your discretion with the toppings. If you don’t like nuts, leave them off. If you’d rather not have so much chocolate, then use fewer chocolate chips.
5. Be creative with your sweeteners use rice malt or fruit syrup.
6. Store this cake in the fridge, lest it get bubbly.



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