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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

Historic 200-year old Cincinnati Jewish cemetery gets renovation

The restoration is in preparation for the upcoming Cincinnati Jewish community bicentennial celebration taking place in September.

Historic 200-year old Cincinnati Jewish cemetery gets renovation

Oporto museum unveils new exhibit on historic Operation Entebbe

In initiative to bring young Jews closer to Israel, the Jewish Museum of Oporto opens permanent exhibit on historic Operation Entebbe.

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Europe: Synagogues sold for next to nothing

In Eastern Europe, historic synagogues are sold for the price of a used car.

Europe: Synagogues sold for next to nothing

Jewish heritage sites in Syria and Iraq have been destroyed, report says

Nearly half the Jewish sites in Syria have been ruined. The fate of most Iraqi sites is unknown.

Jewish heritage sites in Syria and Iraq have been destroyed

New town to be built on historical site?

Important historical military and Christian site may be devastated by a new plan to build a town over the ruins.

New town to be built on historical site?

Senators work to keep Jewish artifacts in US

Bipartisan group of senators discussing bill to keep Iraqi Jewish Archive in US.

Senators work to keep Jewish artifacts in US

This man has an unofficial El Al museum - in his home

The '#1 fan' of Israel's national airline has over 40,000 pieces of memorabilia.

This man has an unofficial El Al museum - in his home

What are Europe's synagogues currently being used as?

New map shows locations of thousands of synagogues - as well as the current, and surprising, use of those buildings.

What are Europe's synagogues currently being used as?

Lighting Hanukkah candles at ancient synagogue in Arab town

Har Hevron residents light Hanukkah candles in ancient Eshtemoa synagogue, located in an Arab town.

Lighting Hanukkah candles at ancient synagogue in Arab town

250 Jews visit Elonei Mamreh

Hevron institution organizes tour for hundreds of Jews visiting rarely-opened historical site.

250 Jews visit Elonei Mamreh

Historic Maine synagogue to be turned into high-end apartments

Communities bid farewell to two historic synagogues sold to developers planning to raze them, build high-end apartments.

Historic Maine synagogue to be turned into high-end apartments

This pristine 15th-century Hebrew Bible survived the Inquisition

Abravanel Bible survives Portuguese Inquisition by hiding from censors, is discovered years later in perfect condition.

This pristine 15th-century Hebrew Bible survived the Inquisition

'Jewish documents should be given to Israel, not Iraq'

US government plans to return ancient Jewish documents to Iraq, Israeli forum asks they be transferred to Israel instead.

'Jewish documents should be given to Israel, not Iraq'

Epic quest to document 'miracle' of Hebrew language

Researchers track 50,000 ancient Hebrew words and phrases from Dead Sea Scrolls and ancient texts, begin writing definitions.

Epic quest to document 'miracle' of Hebrew language

Putin hands Netanyahu historical Bible

Russian President Putin hands PM Netanyahu first-ever Bible printed with Rashi commentary; Netanyahu to place it in National Library.

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'An Historic opportunity on the Table'

Political analyst discusses why we're in an historic time for peace.

'An Historic opportunity on the Table'player