Arab suspected of stealing Moshav Arbel synagogue charity boxes arrested

Suspect was employed as a gardener in Moshav Arbel and lives in nearby Tur'anMichal Levy, 4/13/2020, 4:24 PM

Second synagogue vandalized in Huntsville, Alabama, days after the first

Days after one synagogue vandalized in Huntsville, Alabama, another synagogue was vandalizedMarcy Oster/JTA, 4/12/2020, 9:14 PM

Holocaust survivor: Hold your head high, we live in our land

Yanki Neihoz, pained at the closure of synagogues, recalls synagogues abandoned during the Holocaust and brings a message of encouragement.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/5/2020, 11:02 AM

Now more than ever, 'prayer is the highest form of existence'

"Prepare my Prayer" is a spiritual, emotive and also practical how-to guide for ascending in one's level of prayer and making each word count, reassuring comfort that G-d is with us and we must search for Him always, even if He seems far away. Rochel Sylvetsky, 3/27/2020, 1:01 PM

Bnei Brak rabbi: Those in quarantine are forbidden to attend synagogue

Rabbi Yitzhak ZIlberstein issues ruling that those in quarantine must not attend synagogue, lest they violate prohibition against murder.Ben Shaul, 3/9/2020, 10:43 AM

Guide to Jewish life in the event of a coronavirus outbreak

Israel’s prominent rabbis have already instructed those who traveled to China and who may contaminate others to avoid all going to synagogue, family gatherings, and any public events.  Advice in the case of low but possible risk is provided here.Rabbi Elchanan Poupko, 3/2/2020, 4:45 PM

3 hurt in Jerusalem synagogue gas explosion

Firefighters fear synagogue building may collapse following severe gas explosion.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/25/2020, 8:49 PM

180 Jews return to Egypt for ceremony at ancient synagogue

Jews forced to leave in the 1950s and 60s attend ceremonies at ancient synagogue in Alexandria, following $4 million renovation by Egypt.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/23/2020, 1:04 PM

New York synagogues offer phones that connect instantly to emergency services

'Shul phones' being offered by Shomrim to connect to 911 with click of a button in light of recent anti-Semitic attacks.Marcy Oster/JTA, 1/6/2020, 8:45 PM

'I started screaming and ran to the synagogue'

Man who fought Monsey stabber recalls stabbing attack at rabbi's house, says he 'pushed everyone outside.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/29/2019, 9:15 AM

Iconic Buenos Aires synagogue celebrates centennial

'Bet El,' first Sephardic synagogue of Buenos Aires celebrates its 100th year.JTA, 12/26/2019, 4:38 PM

Federal suit against anti-Israel protests at Michigan synagogue

Lawsuit asks court for injunction to stop protesters, calling demonstrations 'harassing conduct', or to place limits on them.Marcy Oster/JTA, 12/24/2019, 10:52 PM

Washington DC synagogue vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti

DC's Sixth and I synagogue vandalized with swastikas and anti-Semitic language.Josefin Dolsten, JTA, 12/3/2019, 7:14 AM

Historic first: A synagogue in Kibbutz Megiddo

After 20 years, Kibbutz Megiddo gets a synagogue. 'This isn't a war, and there won't be a war here,' kibbutz member says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/28/2019, 2:05 PM

Connecticut synagogue evacuated after receiving 2 bomb threats

Police investigate after Reform synagogue receives bomb threats.Josefin Dolsten, JTA, 10/26/2019, 6:56 PM

1 killed in former Lower East Side synagogue wall collapse

A wall of a former historic synagogue on the Lower East Side of Manhattan collapsed, killing a construction worker and injuring another.Marcy Oster, JTA, 10/23/2019, 8:23 PM

Christian groups gift Torah scroll to German Jewish community

Jewish Community of Thuringia in central Germany to receive a new Torah scroll from local Christian groups.Toby Axelrod, JTA, 10/23/2019, 5:05 PM

Prominent Washington DC synagogue vandalized

Numerous anti-Israel and anti-Semitic messages left on 19th-century synagogue Washington Hebrew Congregation.Marcy Oster/JTA, 10/22/2019, 7:21 PM

German authorities move to protect Jewish institutions

How Germany is rethinking security for its Jewish community following the Yom Kippur synagogue attack.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 10/19/2019, 10:08 PM

Germany: Armed Syrian enters synagogue, is arrested

Syrian yelling 'Allahu akhbar' arrested at entrance to Berlin synagogue.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/5/2019, 9:50 PM

Polish court rules eviction from synagogue violated contract

Rabbi evicted from Krakow synagogue must be allowed back, Polish court rules.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 9/27/2019, 7:55 AM

United Arab Emirates will build first official synagogue

Synagogue, slated to be completed by 2022, will be part of multi-faith complex called the Abrahamic Family House in capital Abu Dhabi.Marcy Oster/JTA, 9/23/2019, 10:50 PM

Suspected serial synagogue arsonist indicted

Rosh Ha'ayin resident suspected of setting ark in Beilinson Hospital synagogue on fire, in addition to 2 other cases of synagogue arson.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/22/2019, 12:09 PM

Moldovan Jews reopen synagogue seized by Soviets

Moldova’s dwindling Jewish community reopens synagogue in ceremony attended by 300 people.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 8/27/2019, 8:08 AM

19th-century Romanian synagogue turned into a restaraunt

Former Great Synagogue of Săveni now serves meat, traditional Romanian foods after being sold off.Cnaan Lipshitz/JTA, 8/20/2019, 5:10 PM

Ukraine President to push for allowing synagogue construction

Jewish leaders meet Ukrainian President Zelensky, thank him for 'fighting corruption and helping the Jewish community.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/20/2019, 9:57 AM

No bidders for Belarus synagogue auctioned off as warehouse

Unique former synagogue in Belarus selling as warehouse for $6,000.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 8/16/2019, 11:00 AM

Lithuania synagogue shut over threats amid collaborators debate

Shutdowns lack precedent in Lithuania since independence from Russia in 1990.Cnaan Liphshiz - JTA, 8/6/2019, 10:44 PM

Report: BB gun fired at Los Angeles yeshiva

Suspect fires BB gun near synagogue, police investigate.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/5/2019, 1:59 PM

Israeli court bars hasidim from using bomb shelter as synagogue

Supreme Court rejects appeal by Gur hasidim to allow synagogue to remain in bomb shelter.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/5/2019, 10:46 AM

Who set fire to the Great Synagogue in Petah Tikva?

A fire broke out in the Great Synagogue in Petah Tikva. There were no injuries, but the Holy Ark and Torah scrolls were damaged.Michal Levy, 8/4/2019, 6:40 AM

'It's a hate crime'

Vandals toss white paint onto California synagogue, rabbi promises to up security.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/19/2019, 5:08 PM

Members of a southern synagogue want to preserve it as a museum

Selma’s only synagogue has 4 members and is fighting for its life.Ben Sales, JTA, 7/6/2019, 9:35 PM

Ukraine synagogue gets first post-Holocaust Torah scroll

Ukraine synagogue where Menachem Begin got married gets its first Torah scroll since World War II.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/5/2019, 5:18 PM

Synagogues now conducting active shooter drills during services

US synagogues adapt new security measures following several mass shootings at synagogues.Ben Sales/JTA, 7/1/2019, 9:41 PM

Rabbi: 'I don't want people to have guns, but it's a necessity'

Boston's Rabbi Dan Rodkin suggests congregants bring guns to synagogue for protection.Penny Schwartz, JTA, 6/25/2019, 8:39 AM

After 15 years, Paris suburb gets its own synagogue

Paris suburb opens Jewish community center to cater to new arrivals.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 6/15/2019, 11:33 PM

Belgium: Man armed with knives tries to enter synagogue

Man 'with Iraqi roots' pretending to be Jewish tries to enter synagogue with knives, amid string of incidents in Antwerp over Shavuot.Tal Polon, 6/11/2019, 11:34 AM

Torah scrolls stolen from Bnei Brak synagogue

Thief throws old Torah scroll on the floor, makes off with new ones.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/11/2019, 10:07 AM

Kiev synagogue evacuated following bomb threat

Jewish community in Ukranian capital receives message Brodsky synagogue would be destroyed within 24 hours.Cnaan Lipshitz/JTA, 5/27/2019, 5:11 PM

Burglars break into Lod synagogue

Police inform worshipers that investigation was closed. In response to Arutz Sheva's inquiry they make clear that investigation is ongoing.Nitsan Keidar, 5/27/2019, 3:07 AM

Pilgrims flock to Africa's oldest synagogue for Lag Ba'omer

Hundreds of pilgrims converge on synagogue on Mediterranean island of Djerba, home to one of the last Jewish communities in the Arab world.AFP, 5/22/2019, 6:06 PM

Ancient murals discovered inside former synagogue in Sweden

Renovations at ancient former Stockholm synagogue leads to discovery of exquisite 19th century murals hidden under several coats of paint.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 4/21/2019, 9:09 AM

Anti-Semitic attack on Buenos Aires synagogue

Man attacks worshipers at Argentina synagogue during Shabbat services with sharp object, throws stones at congregants.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/7/2019, 10:40 AM

Meron: Ancient synagogue vandalized

Vandals spray-paint red warnings on wall of 2,000-year-old synagogue near tomb of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/4/2019, 1:00 PM

New York synagogues prepare for attack

After increase in anti-Semitic incidents, Shaarei Tova Synagogue in Queens trains with Krav Maga instructor.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/4/2019, 12:38 AM

Scammers steal $437k from Hungarian synagogue project.

Government money intended for Hungarian Jews’ synagogue renovation project disappears, police investigate.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 2/22/2019, 1:51 PM

Man shot by air rifle outside Paris-area synagogue

2 teens arrested for firing air rifle at synagogue from nearby balcony. Jewish community says attack not anti-Semitic.Cnaan Lipshitz/JTA, 2/19/2019, 7:48 PM

The eternal light

There are two forms of eternity in human affairs and history.Rabbi Berel Wein, 2/17/2019, 7:53 AM

Three Arabs arrested in connection with synagogue vandalism

Police believe desecration of Torah scrolls at Jerusalem synagogue is criminally related, not nationalistic act.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/30/2019, 3:19 AM

Graffiti sprayed, books burned at Netanya synagogue

Police summoned after reports of graffiti sprayed on synagogue walls in central Israeli city. A number of holy books also burned.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/27/2019, 9:11 AM

A new neighborhood deserves a new synagogue

Over 8 million NIS invested into a magnificent new synagogue in Ramat Givat ZeevChish Nofei Israel, 1/23/2019, 12:46 PM

Synagogue attacked in Bulgarian capital

Vandal throws stones, breaks windows of Sofia Central Synagogue on Shabbat, days before International Holocaust Remembrance Day.Gary Willig, 1/20/2019, 4:30 PM

ArtScroll's dominance coming to an end?

After having revolutionized the user-friendly English prayer book, ArtScroll now faces stiff competition.Ben Sales, JTA, 1/16/2019, 11:52 AM

DC’s oldest synagogue moved for the third time in 50 years

Adas Israel building, inaugurated by inaugurated by President Ulysses S. Grant in 1876, relocated again.Ron Kampeas/JTA, 1/10/2019, 6:52 PM

Watch: Truck moves historic Washington DC synagogue

Adas Israel, city's oldest synagogue, moved by truck one block down, where it will be part of the Capital Jewish Museum to open in 2021.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/10/2019, 10:41 AM

Michigan synagogue vandalized for second time in 2 months

Vandals again target menorah carving in Battle Creek, Michigan synagogue, after hammer taken to carving in November.JTA, 1/7/2019, 5:08 PM