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Rubber bullet smashes synagogue window in Germany

Rubber bullet smashes synagogue window in Germany

No suspects in custody after rubber bullets fired at Germany synagogue.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 29/04/2021 09:01
Rare ‘fortress synagogue’ to return to Jewish ownership in Lutsk, Ukraine

Rare ‘fortress synagogue’ to return to Jewish ownership in Lutsk, Ukraine

Ukrainian town pledges to return to Jewish ownership remnants of 17th-century synagogue that Nazis partially destroyed and Soviets took overCnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 23/04/2021 13:55
Report: Libyan synagogue was taken over without permission

Report: Libyan synagogue was taken over without permission

Ancient synagogue in Libya being turned into Islamic center, Jewish group says.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 16/04/2021 08:13
In Chicago, a synagogue's congregation worry for its future - and that of its window

In Chicago, a synagogue's congregation worry for its future - and that of its window

Future in question for Chicago Loop Synagogue and its monumental stained-glass window.Alanna E. Cooper, JTA, 15/04/2021 12:46
Symbolic Synagogue unveiled on site of Nazi Massacre

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/04/2021 16:53
London: Firebomb thrown near Golders Green synagogue

London: Firebomb thrown near Golders Green synagogue

Police close road around synagogue after suspicious man appears with Molotov Cocktail.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/02/2021 16:14
Tiny congregation’s synagogue building east of London will become a cultural center

Tiny congregation’s synagogue building east of London will become a cultural center

High-profile donors save synagogue whose tiny congregation can no longer afford its upkeep, turning building into cultural center.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 13/01/2021 07:52
The holiness of the Synagogue

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.Rabbi Avraham HaCohen Kook, 26/12/2020 19:21
Bulgarian synagogue, Halle memorial targeted in spate of crimes on Jewish sites in Europe

Bulgarian synagogue, Halle memorial targeted in spate of crimes on Jewish sites in Europe

'Free Palestine, Israel=Nazis' spray painted on synagogue in Bulgaria. Vandals attempt to set Israeli flag on fire in Halle, Germany.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 25/12/2020 07:44
Syrian entrepreneur donates synagogue in Dubai

Syrian entrepreneur donates synagogue in Dubai

"When they heard that I'm Israeli, we made a deal - nothing like this ever happened before!"Yehonatan Gottlieb, 15/12/2020 16:20
Siberian synagogue has a 10-foot menorah made of ice

Siberian synagogue has a 10-foot menorah made of ice

Russian synagogue in Tomsk, Siberia unveils 10-foot ice menorah for Hanukkah.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 11/12/2020 08:15
How COVID-19 Is Challenging Synagogues Across The World

How COVID-19 Is Challenging Synagogues Across The World

2020 will go down in history as a life-changing year for many people the world over.Guest Post , 10/12/2020 14:32
Psalm 26: Two levels of love

Psalm 26: Two levels of love

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the iconic leader of Religious Zionism: Love is bound to our self, but love of G-d transcends self.Rabbi Avraham HaCohen Kook, 14/11/2020 21:00
World Organization of Orthodox Synagogues outlines plan for winter prayers

World Organization of Orthodox Synagogues outlines plan for winter prayers

Even after synagogues reopen, it remains preferable to pray outdoors.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/10/2020 11:08
Man arrested for vandalizing Orthodox synagogue in Brooklyn

Man arrested for vandalizing Orthodox synagogue in Brooklyn

25-year-old man arrested after Orthodox synagogue in Brooklyn vandalized during Sukkot festival.Marcy Oster, JTA, 07/10/2020 09:50
Prof. Ronni Gamzu: 'The situation is under control, but still extremely serious'

Prof. Ronni Gamzu: 'The situation is under control, but still extremely serious'

"I appeal to everyone not to remain indifferent to the crisis," says coronavirus czar.Radio 103 FM, 22/09/2020 11:58
HIgher and lower chutzpah

HIgher and lower chutzpah

There are two ways of looking at people who have problems with religion.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 21/09/2020 13:29
Wisconsin: Vandalism at Kenosha synagogue

Wisconsin: Vandalism at Kenosha synagogue

‘Free Palestine’ spray-painted at Kenosha synagogue amid protests.Marcy Oster, JTA, 27/08/2020 19:37
‘Free Palestine’ graffiti sprayed on Austrian synagogue

‘Free Palestine’ graffiti sprayed on Austrian synagogue

In Graz, city's only synagogue vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 22/08/2020 20:29
Jerusalem Synagogue Slated to Lose Its Building

Jerusalem Synagogue Slated to Lose Its Building

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Opening synagogues or fighting obesity?

Opening synagogues or fighting obesity?

How can the NY faithful reduce synagogue attendance, so that state law is not snubbed? OpinionRabbi Daniel Green, 23/06/2020 15:12
Criticizing people harshly: A story from the shtetl

Criticizing people harshly: A story from the shtetl

A parable in Mendele Mocher Seforim, the "grandfather of Yiddish literature," that takes place in an old-time shtetl, tells it all.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 08/06/2020 11:00
Torah scrolls removed from Beverly Hills synagogue to protect them from riots

Torah scrolls removed from Beverly Hills synagogue to protect them from riots

Congregants act to safeguard Torah scrolls from riots after nearby synagogue vandalized and as riots following George Floyd's death continueGary Willig, 02/06/2020 15:44
Coming home from exile- praying  once again in our synagogues

Coming home from exile- praying once again in our synagogues

Like during all the exiles, G-d did not forget us in our Corona exile, helping make our 2 month exile a positive learning experience. Op-ed.Dr. Chaim C.. Cohen, 28/05/2020 08:42
Fewer than 3,000 active coronavirus patients in Israel

Fewer than 3,000 active coronavirus patients in Israel

38 patients in serious condition. To date, 13,435 Israelis recovered from coronavirus.Mordechai Sones, 19/05/2020 22:54
Torah scrolls desecrated in Yerucham

Torah scrolls desecrated in Yerucham

Vandals break into synagogue, yeshiva, desecrating Torah scrolls and causing hundreds of millions in damage.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/05/2020 13:29
Windows of Connecticut synagogue shot with BB gun

Windows of Connecticut synagogue shot with BB gun

New Haven, Connecticut synagogue's windows shot full of holes.Marcy Oster/JTA, 19/04/2020 22:19
Arab suspected of stealing Moshav Arbel synagogue charity boxes arrested

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, 13/04/2020 16:24
Second synagogue vandalized in Huntsville, Alabama, days after the first

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

Days after one synagogue vandalized in Huntsville, Alabama, another synagogue was vandalizedMarcy Oster/JTA, 12/04/2020 21:14
Holocaust survivor: Hold your head high, we live in our land

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, 05/04/2020 11:02
Now more than ever, 'prayer is the highest form of existence'

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, 27/03/2020 13:01
Bnei Brak rabbi: Those in quarantine are forbidden to attend synagogue

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, 09/03/2020 10:43
Guide to Jewish life in the event of  a coronavirus outbreak

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, 02/03/2020 16:45
3 hurt in Jerusalem synagogue gas explosion

3 hurt in Jerusalem synagogue gas explosion

Firefighters fear synagogue building may collapse following severe gas explosion.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/02/2020 20:49
180 Jews return to Egypt for ceremony at ancient synagogue

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, 23/02/2020 13:04
New York synagogues offer phones that connect instantly to emergency services

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, 06/01/2020 20:45
'I started screaming and ran to the synagogue'

'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, 29/12/2019 09:15
Iconic Buenos Aires synagogue celebrates centennial

Iconic Buenos Aires synagogue celebrates centennial

'Bet El,' first Sephardic synagogue of Buenos Aires celebrates its 100th year.JTA, 26/12/2019 16:38
Federal suit against anti-Israel protests at Michigan synagogue

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, 24/12/2019 22:52
Washington DC synagogue vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti

Washington DC synagogue vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti

DC's Sixth and I synagogue vandalized with swastikas and anti-Semitic language.Josefin Dolsten, JTA, 03/12/2019 07:14
Historic first: A synagogue in Kibbutz Megiddo

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, 28/10/2019 14:05
Connecticut synagogue evacuated after receiving 2 bomb threats

Connecticut synagogue evacuated after receiving 2 bomb threats

Police investigate after Reform synagogue receives bomb threats.Josefin Dolsten, JTA, 26/10/2019 18:56
1 killed in former Lower East Side synagogue wall collapse

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, 23/10/2019 20:23
Christian groups gift Torah scroll to German Jewish community

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, 23/10/2019 17:05
Prominent Washington DC synagogue vandalized

Prominent Washington DC synagogue vandalized

Numerous anti-Israel and anti-Semitic messages left on 19th-century synagogue Washington Hebrew Congregation.Marcy Oster/JTA, 22/10/2019 19:21
German authorities move to protect Jewish institutions

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, 19/10/2019 22:08
Germany: Armed Syrian enters synagogue, is arrested

Germany: Armed Syrian enters synagogue, is arrested

Syrian yelling 'Allahu akhbar' arrested at entrance to Berlin synagogue.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/10/2019 21:50
Polish court rules eviction from synagogue violated contract

Polish court rules eviction from synagogue violated contract

Rabbi evicted from Krakow synagogue must be allowed back, Polish court rules.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 27/09/2019 07:55
United Arab Emirates will build first official synagogue

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, 23/09/2019 22:50
Suspected serial synagogue arsonist indicted

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, 22/09/2019 12:09
Moldovan Jews reopen synagogue seized by Soviets

Moldovan Jews reopen synagogue seized by Soviets

Moldova’s dwindling Jewish community reopens synagogue in ceremony attended by 300 people.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 27/08/2019 08:08
19th-century Romanian synagogue turned into a restaraunt

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, 20/08/2019 17:10
Ukraine President to push for allowing synagogue construction

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, 20/08/2019 09:57
No bidders for Belarus synagogue auctioned off as warehouse

No bidders for Belarus synagogue auctioned off as warehouse

Unique former synagogue in Belarus selling as warehouse for $6,000.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 16/08/2019 11:00
Lithuania synagogue shut over threats amid collaborators debate

Lithuania synagogue shut over threats amid collaborators debate

Shutdowns lack precedent in Lithuania since independence from Russia in 1990.Cnaan Liphshiz - JTA, 06/08/2019 22:44
Report: BB gun fired at Los Angeles yeshiva

Report: BB gun fired at Los Angeles yeshiva

Suspect fires BB gun near synagogue, police investigate.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/08/2019 13:59
Israeli court bars hasidim from using bomb shelter as synagogue

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, 05/08/2019 10:46