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Team of women EMTs arrives to save elderly man's life

Elderly man collapses outside synagogue - and is rescued by a team of women EMTs.

Team of women EMTs arrives to save elderly man's life

Historic Czech synagogue reopens after three-year renovation

Great Synagogue of Pilsen, one of the largest in the world, restored after over a decade of lobbying by local Jewish community.

Historic Czech synagogue reopens after three-year renovation

Torah scroll dedicated in town of Zelenskyy's birth

New Torah scroll brought to synagogue in city where Ukraine Pres. Zelenskyy's father lived until start of Russia-Ukraine war.

Torah scroll dedicated in town of Zelenskyy's birth

Synagogue vandalized in northern Israel

Swastikas and anti-Semitic graffiti scrawled on wall of Migdal Ha'emek synagogue. 'The response to darkness is more light.'

Synagogue vandalized in northern Israel

Rabbi ousted from Park East Synagogue announces new congregation

Rabbi Benjamin Goldschmidt, ousted from Park East Synagogue, announces new congregation on the Upper East Side.

Rabbi ousted from Park East Synagogue announces new congregation

Hostages at Texas synagogue freed, gunman killed

Gunman held four hostages and 'will kill people if anyone gets close to the synagogue'.

Hostages at Texas synagogue freed, gunman killed

PM Bennett: 'Closely monitoring the hostage situation'

Israel is 'closely monitoring' hostage situation in Colleyville, Texas, Israeli ministers say.

PM Bennett: 'Closely monitoring the hostage situation'

Ancient synagogue discovered near Turkish tourist hotspot

Excavations reveal ancient synagogue in Turkish town near tourist hotspot of Antalya. Synagogue dates back to 7th century.

Ancient synagogue discovered near Turkish tourist hotspot

LA synagogue worshippers threatened

Antisemitic letter threatening worshippers and vial containing unknown powder found outside Los Angeles synagogue.

LA synagogue worshippers threatened

The European country where Islam has replaced Christianity

It is a country where so-called "dead churches", can be viewed and purchased on the Internet, Even a synagogue became a mosque. Op-ed.

The European country where Islam has replaced Christianity

Synagogue restored a mile from Auschwitz recalls Jewish life

Just 1 synagogue still exists in Oswiecim, Poland, where once there were 20.

Synagogue restored a mile from Auschwitz recalls Jewish life

Bennett prays at Manhattan synagogue, walks to hotel

PM prays at Kehilath Jeshurun synagogue in Manhattan, where he used to pray 20 years ago, on Shmini Atzeret night.

Bennett prays at Manhattan synagogue, walks to hotel

Threats to synagogue 'will not diminish the Jewish community'

Investigation is ongoing, but timeframe of threat has passed, St. Louis Park synagogue managing director says.

Threats to synagogue 'will not diminish the Jewish community'

150-year old Bristol, UK synagogue saved thanks to renovation

The historic Orthodox synagogue was given a life saving renovation in large part due to generous donations from its aging congregants.

150-year old Bristol, UK synagogue saved thanks to renovation

Historic Brighton, UK synagogue in desperate need of repair

19th century synagogue, valued for its architecture and religious history, is now crumbling due to water and structural damage.

Historic Brighton, UK synagogue in desperate need of repair

Swastikas drawn on door of Tel Aviv synagogue

Police collect evidence, investigate, after swastikas scrawled on door of south Tel Aviv synagogue.

Swastikas drawn on door of Tel Aviv synagogue

1 arrested for stealing Torah scrolls from Long Island synagogue

Man who vandalized Chabad synagogue in Long Island and stole Torah scrolls apprehended.

1 arrested for stealing Torah scrolls from Long Island synagogue

Bulgarian synagogue vandalized with swastika

Sofia Central Synagogue, the largest in Southeastern Europe, defaced with swastika and an anti-Semitic message.

Bulgarian synagogue vandalized with swastika

Toronto synagogue vandalized with swastika and other graffiti

Beth Sholom Synagogue defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti several days after Jewish campaign signs were vandalized in Montreal.

Toronto synagogue vandalized with swastika and other graffiti

Potsdam, Germany opens first synagogue in over 80 years

Potsdam has opened its first synagogue since the Holocaust along with a new Jewish scholarship center.

Potsdam, Germany opens first synagogue in over 80 years

Rabbi Yaakov Ariel: Anyone not vaccinated violates Jewish law

'He may not enter the synagogue to pray; it is forbidden to allow him to remain if he does enter.'

Rabbi Yaakov Ariel: Anyone not vaccinated violates Jewish law

Palm Beach synagogue partners with Shiloh

Rabbi Moshe Scheiner of Palm Beach Synagogue explains the significance of unity and becoming one with the world's oldest 'synagogue.'

Palm Beach synagogue partners with Shiloh

100-year old LA synagogue given $14.9 mil state renovation grant

East LA's Breed Sreet Shul was once center of Jewish life in the city until community moved elsewhere and it fell into disrepair.

100-year old LA synagogue given $14.9 mil state renovation grant

A once-majestic Bulgarian synagogue is granted new life

A dilapidated Bulgarian synagogue will become a cultural center — and lifeline for a dwindling community.

A once-majestic Bulgarian synagogue is granted new life

'The ghosts of Manhattan': Bot shows where synagogues used to be

A 20-year-old college student in Texas is mapping every Manhattan address that used to be a synagogue.

'The ghosts of Manhattan': Bot shows where synagogues used to be

Beit Shemesh synagogue demolished - with Torah scroll inside

'Even if the city needed to evacuate the synagogue, care should have been taken to respect the Torah scroll,' Beit Shemesh resident says.

Beit Shemesh synagogue demolished - with Torah scroll inside

Bnei Brak: Swastikas graffitied on Religious Zionist synagogue

Vandals deface Bnei Brak synagogue with swastikas, throw objects at entrance.

Bnei Brak: Swastikas graffitied on Religious Zionist synagogue

Historic Scottish synagogue to feature Jewish heritage center

Center in 19th century Glasgow synagogue will feature history and stories of Scotland's Jewish community.

Historic Scottish synagogue to feature Jewish heritage center

London synagogue whose history dates back to 1867 closing

Historic South London Synagogue closing its doors due to aging and dwindling membership and lack of local Jewish community in the area.

London synagogue whose history dates back to 1867 closing

Poway synagogue shooter pleads guilty, receives life sentence

Shooter who killed one and injured three during Passover in 2019 still faces federal charges, under which the death penalty may be sought.

Poway synagogue shooter pleads guilty, receives life sentence

California to fund restoration of 106-year old synagogue

Breed Street Shul in Boyle Heights was founded in 1915 by Easter European Jews but fell out of use after WWII when community moved away.

California to fund restoration of 106-year old synagogue

Bread spread out at synagogue on Tisha B'Av fast

Worshippers shocked to find rolls of bread all over entrance to synagogue on saddest fast day of Jewish calendar.

Bread spread out at synagogue on Tisha B'Av fast

Decrepit synagogue, once used as a church, is being redesigned

A law professor and artist are transforming a decrepit former South Side Chicago synagogue into a green community space.

Decrepit synagogue, once used as a church, is being redesigned

German synagogue restored thanks to interfaith efforts

In a German city with 30 Jews, a restored Art Deco synagogue will house interfaith efforts.

German synagogue restored thanks to interfaith efforts

Ohio city closes synagogue for violating building, zoning codes

After ongoing dispute with city, owner of Aleksander Shul now faces $65,000 fine and four years probation for alleged code violations.

Ohio city closes synagogue for violating building, zoning codes

Thief returns to the scene of the crime - and is caught

Arab who entered Israel illegally returns to scene of electronics theft - and is caught.

Thief returns to the scene of the crime - and is caught

Explosive device detonates outside Queens synagogue

No one hurt after driver of van tosses explosive device that lands outside Shaare Tova Synagogue.

Explosive device detonates outside Queens synagogue

Jerusalem synagogue evacuated due to fire

Rabbi Rafi Feuerstein's National Religious synagogue evacuated due to fire. Residents say they saw person starting fire deliberately.

Jerusalem synagogue evacuated due to fire

Connecting communities between Israel and the Diaspora

Arutz Sheva speaks to Noa Lewis of the Connecting Communities project as well as two rabbis whose communities now share a connection.

Connecting communities between Israel and the Diaspora

How did Diaspora communities survive Covid-19?

Arutz Sheva talks with Rabbi Shalom Axelrod of Young Israel of Woodmere and Rabbi Jaron Engelmayer, Chief Rabbi of Vienna.

How did Diaspora communities survive Covid-19?

Swastika discovered on ark at Frankfurt airport synagogue

Synagogue ark in German airport defaced with swastika during COVID closure.

Swastika discovered on ark at Frankfurt airport synagogue

Decades after its destruction, Hungarian synagogue reopens

Hungarian synagogue reopens as Jewish cultural center 150 years after its founding, decades after Holocaust destruction.

Decades after its destruction, Hungarian synagogue reopens

Arabs infiltrate Jewish town, set fire to synagogue

Arab terrorists infiltrate Oz Zion, attempt to set its synagogue on fire.

Arabs infiltrate Jewish town, set fire to synagogue

Pro-Israel signs at two Maryland synagogues vandalized

Signs had been up for years before being defaced. Both synagogues plan on putting up new pro-Israel signs.

Pro-Israel signs at two Maryland synagogues vandalized

Objects thrown through windows of LA synagogue and kosher eatery

Friday morning, anti-Semitic hate crimes took place at Young Israel of Century City and nearby Pat's Restaurant. Investigation is ongoing.

Objects thrown through windows of LA synagogue and kosher eatery

67-year old Jewish man punched in front of Brooklyn synagogue

20-year old attacker also yells anti-Semitic insults, arrested nearby, charged with hate crime assault.

67-year old Jewish man punched in front of Brooklyn synagogue

Synagogue door smashed with "small boulder" in Tucson, Arizona

Rock thrown through door leaves visible hole and smashed glass, local Jewish politician and congregation member in shock at the news.

Synagogue door smashed with "small boulder" in Tucson, Arizona

Pro-Palestinian activists vandalize Illinois synagogue

Damage to synagogue in Skokie being investigated as a hate crime. Two suspects caught on camera.

Pro-Palestinian activists vandalize Illinois synagogue

Givat Ze'ev: For some victims, it was the second time

United Hatzalah volunteers who were at the scene of the bleachers collapse: "We heard a lot of screaming for help from people inside"

Givat Ze'ev: For some victims, it was the second time

Outrage after Bronx synagogue vandal freed without bail

Dov Hikind, former NY State Assemblyman, denounces court’s decision as sending a “horrible message.”

Outrage after Bronx synagogue vandal freed without bail

Top Army chaplain dedicates Torah at Fort Bliss synagogue

After three-month renovation of base's synagogue, the US Army's top chaplain dedicates Torah scroll at Fort Bliss.

Top Army chaplain dedicates Torah at Fort Bliss synagogue

Rubber bullet smashes synagogue window in Germany

No suspects in custody after rubber bullets fired at Germany synagogue.

Rubber bullet smashes synagogue window in Germany

Rare ‘fortress synagogue’ returns to Jewish ownership in Ukraine

Ukrainian town pledges to return to Jewish ownership remnants of 17th-century synagogue that Nazis partially destroyed and Soviets took over

Rare ‘fortress synagogue’ returns to Jewish ownership in Ukraine

Report: Libyan synagogue was taken over without permission

Ancient synagogue in Libya being turned into Islamic center, Jewish group says.

Report: Libyan synagogue was taken over without permission

In Chicago, a synagogue's congregation worry for its future

Future in question for Chicago Loop Synagogue and its monumental stained-glass window.

In Chicago, a synagogue's congregation worry for its future

Symbolic Synagogue unveiled on site of Nazi Massacre

Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center unveils first Jewish prayer space at Babyn Yar, site of massacre of 33,771 Jews.

Symbolic Synagogue unveiled on site of Nazi Massacre

London: Firebomb thrown near Golders Green synagogue

Police close road around synagogue after suspicious man appears with Molotov Cocktail.

London: Firebomb thrown near Golders Green synagogue

Synagogue east of London to be turned into cultural center

High-profile donors save synagogue whose tiny congregation can no longer afford its upkeep, turning building into cultural center.

Synagogue east of London to be turned into cultural center

The holiness of the Synagogue

Israel's first Cheif Rabbi and iconic leader of Religious Zionism: The synagogue reflects the holiness in the life of the community.

The holiness of the Synagogue

Bulgarian synagogue vandalized with anti-Israel Antifa slogan

'Free Palestine, Israel=Nazis' spray painted on synagogue in Bulgaria. Vandals attempt to set Israeli flag on fire in Halle, Germany.

Bulgarian synagogue vandalized with anti-Israel Antifa slogan