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'Palestine' painted on Park Avenue Synagogue

'Palestine' written on wall of one of New York's largest synagogues as city continues to reel from spate of serious antisemitic incidents last week.

'Palestine' painted on Park Avenue Synagogue

Protecting the synagogue:

Pro, anti-Israel protesters clash outside NJ synagogue

About 1,000 counterprotesters gather outside Teaneck synagogue to protect it during event featuring speakers from the ZAKA organization from pro-Hamas protesters.

Pro, anti-Israel protesters clash outside NJ synagogue

Kiryat Gat:

Torah scrolls thrown to floor in synagogue break-in

Police, forensic investigators, arrive at scene of Kiryat Gat synagogue break-in, aiming to identify suspects.

Torah scrolls thrown to floor in synagogue break-in

Swastikas sprayed on Netherlands synagogue

Police investigating after 2 swastikas spray-painted on synagogue in city of Middelburg. The Netherlands has seen 800% increase in antisemitic incidents since October 7.

Swastikas sprayed on Netherlands synagogue

Gaza rocket strikes synagogue in southern Israel

Synagogue in Sdot Negev Regional Council suffers extensive damage after being struck by a rocket fired by terrorists in the Gaza Strip.

Gaza rocket strikes synagogue in southern Israel

Man attacks passers-by, yells 'gas the Jews' at DC shul

Antisemitic incident in front of Washington DC synagogue being investigated as a hate crime.

Man attacks passers-by, yells 'gas the Jews' at DC shul

Watch: Torah scroll in the ruins of a Gush Katif synagogue

Armored Corps Battalion 9215 brings Torah scroll to site where Netzarim synagogue once stood.

Watch: Torah scroll in the ruins of a Gush Katif synagogue

Twice in two months:

Pro-Palestinians set fire to Jewish center in Yerevan, Armenia

'Group of insurgents is harming Jews in the name of a terror organization that beheads babies,' CER's Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt says.

Pro-Palestinians set fire to Jewish center in Yerevan, Armenia

London:

Jewish families targeted by anti-Israel activists at synagogue

500,000 people turn out to protest Israel on streets of London on Armistice Day.

Jewish families targeted by anti-Israel activists at synagogue

Los Angeles:

Woman charged with hate crime after ramming into synagogue

Los Angeles woman facing a hate crime charge after ramming her vehicle through the gate of a local synagogue and cultural center.

Woman charged with hate crime after ramming into synagogue

Montreal synagogue firebombed

B’nai Brith Canada 'outraged and concerned' after Molotov Cocktail thrown at synagogue's front door in the early morning.

Montreal synagogue firebombed

Tunisia:

Synagogue, rabbi's tomb, sustain damage in anti-Israel riot

Historic synagogue in Tunisia heavily damaged in rioting tied to Israel-Gaza war.

Synagogue, rabbi's tomb, sustain damage in anti-Israel riot

Left-wing demonstration outside Netanya synagogue cancelled

Activists announce demonstration outside synagogue during Simchat Torah celebrations will not be held after residents express outrage.

Left-wing demonstration outside Netanya synagogue cancelled

85 years after Kristallnacht:

Germany to begin rebuilding grand synagogue in Hamburg

Hamburg city officials hand Bornplatz Synagoge over to Jewish community, apologize for delay in restitution.

Germany to begin rebuilding grand synagogue in Hamburg

Out of the woodwork

|Kol Nidre, Neilah, Yizkor, always bring crowds to the synagogue, even if this is the only time they come during the entire year.

Out of the woodwork

Hungary: Historic synagogue reopening

Synagogue reopening marks landmark collaboration between Chabad and haredi Jewish community.

Hungary: Historic synagogue reopening

Should there be a synagogue for he nonreligious?

Can a house of worship be anything other than religious?

Should there be a synagogue for he nonreligious?

Youth steal Shabbat banquet in Ashdod

Several young men were caught on camera raiding the kitchen of a haredi synagogue.

Youth steal Shabbat banquet in Ashdod

Connecticut:

Vacant synagogue building to help solve housing crisis

An unused synagogue building in Connecticut could soon become affordable housing.

Vacant synagogue building to help solve housing crisis

Rabbi of vandalized synagogue: 'It's a national disaster'

'The entire community is crying,' says Rabbi Yaakov Gagola of Ashdod.

Rabbi of vandalized synagogue: 'It's a national disaster'

Ashdod synagogue vandalized

Smashed furniture and desecrated Torah scrolls greeted worshipers who arrived at the synagogue.

Ashdod synagogue vandalized

Man threatens Jerusalem synagogue with dog on Shabbat

Suspect arrested after assaulting worshiper, returning to synagogue with a pit bull and a farming hoe.

Man threatens Jerusalem synagogue with dog on Shabbat

Embracing the singles among us

A call to action for our synagogues.Op-ed.

Embracing the singles among us

Organ music in the synagogue

It is forbidden to play a musical instrument on Shabbat. And on weekdays in the synagogue?

Organ music in the synagogue

Miami Beach to pay synagogue $1.3 million in discrimination suit

Small Orthodox synagogue accuses city of discrimination by sending inspectors more than once a week on average for 2 years

Miami Beach to pay synagogue $1.3 million in discrimination suit

Russia reopens pre-communist synagogue

After being closed by the communist regime and a decade of restoration work, the Bryansk synagogue has been reopened to the public.

Russia reopens pre-communist synagogue

Illinois man arrested for violent threats against synagogue

Suspect charged with hate crime after investigation into series of threats made against Jewish institutions over period of several months.

Illinois man arrested for violent threats against synagogue

This is what an $8 million synagogue renovation looks like

Historic Upper West Side synagogue gets elevator, updated security measures.

This is what an $8 million synagogue renovation looks like

Barcelona synagogue defaced before Holocaust Remembrance Day

Antisemites spray vile anti-Israel graffiti on one of the oldest synagogues in Europe.

Barcelona synagogue defaced before Holocaust Remembrance Day

Antisemitic graffiti left on Barcelona's largest synagogue

Graffiti calling for destruction of Israel 'from the river to the sea' painted on facade of the Maimonides Synagogue.

Antisemitic graffiti left on Barcelona's largest synagogue

Historic Montreal synagogue targeted with swastika graffiti

Antisemitic vandalism of century-old synagogue shocks community, with Jewish leaders calling for city to take action.

Historic Montreal synagogue targeted with swastika graffiti

The Daily Portion / On coming full circle

Speaking in a synagogue in Rome had a special meaning.

The Daily Portion / On coming full circle

Gdańsk synagogue defaced with swastika and KKK symbol

Police forensics team investigating after facade of Polish city's New Synagogue found to be vandalized with antisemitic symbols.

Gdańsk synagogue defaced with swastika and KKK symbol

Spanish bar, formerly a church, revealed as medieval synagogue

Archaeologists in Spain have excavated a 14th-century Sephardic synagogue, revealing a women’s section and ritual baths.

Spanish bar, formerly a church, revealed as medieval synagogue

Muslim org buys UK synagogue it calls 'place of non-believers'

Islamic group buying Wembley United Synagogue building apologizes after offensive term found on fundraising flyer.

Muslim org buys UK synagogue it calls 'place of non-believers'

Queens synagogue is moving; fate of its storied ark is in limbo

With the impending sale of the Forest Hills Jewish Center building, the fate of its ornate ark remains in doubt.

Queens synagogue is moving; fate of its storied ark is in limbo

Acre: Drunk driver rams into synagogue

Acre resident, suspected of driving while intoxicated, is arrested after his vehicle rams into a synagogue, causing damage.

Acre: Drunk driver rams into synagogue

Who destroyed the synagogue in Modi'in Illit?

Resident of Modi'in Illit reportedly destroys synagogue, while desecrating holy books, worshipers say.

Who destroyed the synagogue in Modi'in Illit?

Man who threatened to blow up St. Louis synagogue gets 30 months

St. Louis man who told FBI he intended to blow up Reform synagogue while it was holding a service receives 30 month sentence.

Man who threatened to blow up St. Louis synagogue gets 30 months

Thieves break into Tel Aviv synagogue

Unknown individuals break into Belz synagogue in Tel Aviv, police collect security cameras from the scene.

Thieves break into Tel Aviv synagogue

Taliban approves conservation work on historic Afghan synagogue

16-month restoration project aims to preserve Yu Aw synagogue in Herat, which once had tens of thousands of Jews but now has none.

Taliban approves conservation work on historic Afghan synagogue

Man walks out of synagogue to ask for quiet - and is killed

Eliyahu Hazan, 59, named as man murdered outside Dimona synagogue.

Man walks out of synagogue to ask for quiet - and is killed

Fire breaks out in Bnei Brak synagogue

None injured after fire breaks out in building housing synagogue and yeshiva.

Fire breaks out in Bnei Brak synagogue

Torah scrolls saved after fire breaks out in synagogue

Firefighters extinguish flames in nighttime synagogue fire. An investigation is ongoing.

Torah scrolls saved after fire breaks out in synagogue

Brooklyn synagogue vandalized with Nazi graffiti

Synagogue in Sheepshead Bay with many Holocaust survivors targeted with Hitler graffiti.

Brooklyn synagogue vandalized with Nazi graffiti

At 100 years old, Detroit's last synagogue celebrates a rebirth

Detroit’s last synagogue, now turning 100, hopes to be a beacon of the city’s Jewish communal future.

At 100 years old, Detroit's last synagogue celebrates a rebirth

Historic 100-year old Detroit synagogue gets $5 million makeover

Synagogue in downtown Detroit undergoing modernization to upgrade space to be more accessible and community friendly.

Historic 100-year old Detroit synagogue gets $5 million makeover

Inscription in India reveals evidence of area's oldest synagogue

Researchers say stone inscription from 13th century shows evidence of ancient synagogue in southern India.

Inscription in India reveals evidence of area's oldest synagogue

Chukat/Balak: The well and the tent

The symbolism of the well in Chukat and the tent of Bilaam's prophecy complement one another in Jewish life.

Chukat/Balak: The well and the tent

Office of the UK Chief Rabbi

Who has the most important role in our synagogue services?

if you want to find out how important something is, the best way is to do without it for some time and then you’ll really appreciate it.

Who has the most important role in our synagogue services?

Tunisia:

Two officers stabbed outside Grand Synagogue

Suspect was imprisoned in 2021 over terror case but has since been released, report says.

Two officers stabbed outside Grand Synagogue

World synagogue organization cautions worshipers as cases spike

With COVID-19 cases on the rise, the world synagogue organization has released a new set of guidelines for worshippers over the summer.

World synagogue organization cautions worshipers as cases spike

How to make Shavuot bloom

The Torah lifestyle reaches out to every corner of the world that seems to be empty, shallow and "dry"- and gives it life, color and depth.

How to make Shavuot bloom

Swastikas carved on windows of Los Angeles synagogue

Synagogue windows vandalized at night with multiple swastikas, police investigating.

Swastikas carved on windows of Los Angeles synagogue

SCOTUS declines to involve itself in longtime synagogue protests

Supreme Court declines to hear 2 different attempts to stop longtime Ann Arbor synagogue protesters.

SCOTUS declines to involve itself in longtime synagogue protests

New synagogue in Germany is inaugurated

New synagogue, located in a hospital, is a 'powerful symbol of open-mindedness and a welcoming culture,' minister says.

New synagogue in Germany is inaugurated

German hospital to inaugurate new synagogue

Leading orthopedic hospital opens its own synagogue, offering full kosher program for Jewish patients from around the world.

German hospital to inaugurate new synagogue

Historic Romanian synagogue returned to the Jewish community

Historic 19th century Citadel synagogue in western Romanian city of Timișoara restored to Jewish community after three decades.

Historic Romanian synagogue returned to the Jewish community

Car smashes into synagogue in central Israel

Driver smashes into synagogue gate in Lod - missing worshippers shortly after prayers ended. Police say synagogue ramming not terror-related

Car smashes into synagogue in central Israel

Historic Austrian synagogue reopens as cultural center

Renovated 19th century synagogue of Kobersdorf to be used as a Jewish cultural center for lectures, conferences and concerts.

Historic Austrian synagogue reopens as cultural center