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Historic Brighton, UK synagogue in desperate need of repair

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.Dan Verbin, 26/08/2021 16:48
Swastikas drawn on door of Tel Aviv synagogue

Swastikas drawn on door of Tel Aviv synagogue

Police collect evidence, investigate, after swastikas scrawled on door of south Tel Aviv synagogue.Yehonatan Gottlieb, 26/08/2021 14:48
Suspect arrested for stealing Torah scrolls from Long Island synagogue

Suspect arrested for stealing Torah scrolls from Long Island synagogue

Man who vandalized Chabad synagogue in Long Island and stole Torah scrolls apprehended.Philissa Cramer, JTA, 24/08/2021 07:03
Bulgarian synagogue vandalized with swastika

Bulgarian synagogue vandalized with swastika

Sofia Central Synagogue, the largest in Southeastern Europe, defaced with swastika and an anti-Semitic message.Dan Verbin, 23/08/2021 17:59
Toronto synagogue vandalized with swastika and other graffiti

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.Dan Verbin, 19/08/2021 20:15
Potsdam, Germany opens first synagogue in over 80 years

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.Dan Verbin, 19/08/2021 15:59
Rabbi Yaakov Ariel: Anyone not vaccinated violates Jewish law

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.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/08/2021 08:18
Palm Beach synagogue partners with Shiloh

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.'Rabbi Moshe Scheiner, 17/08/2021 10:48
100-year old LA synagogue given $14.9 million state renovation grant

100-year old LA synagogue given $14.9 million 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.Dan Verbin, 11/08/2021 22:59
A once-majestic Bulgarian synagogue is granted new life by the city

A once-majestic Bulgarian synagogue is granted new life by the city

A dilapidated Bulgarian synagogue will become a cultural center — and lifeline for a dwindling community.Jonah Goldman Kay, JTA, 07/08/2021 23:42
'The ghosts of Manhattan': This bot shows where synagogues used to be

'The ghosts of Manhattan': This 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.Andrew Silow-Carroll, JTA, 05/08/2021 07:48
Beit Shemesh synagogue demolished - with Torah scroll still inside

Beit Shemesh synagogue demolished - with Torah scroll still inside

'Even if the city needed to evacuate the synagogue, care should have been taken to respect the Torah scroll,' Beit Shemesh resident says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/08/2021 11:34
Bnei Brak: Swastikas graffitied on Religious Zionist synagogue

Bnei Brak: Swastikas graffitied on Religious Zionist synagogue

Vandals deface Bnei Brak synagogue with swastikas, throw objects at entrance.Ido Ben Porat, 31/07/2021 22:40
Historic Scottish synagogue to feature Jewish heritage center

Historic Scottish synagogue to feature Jewish heritage center

Center in 19th century Glasgow synagogue will feature history and stories of Scotland's Jewish community.Dan Verbin, 29/07/2021 20:14
London synagogue whose history dates back to 1867 closing

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.Dan Verbin, 22/07/2021 15:44
Poway synagogue shooter pleads guilty, receives life sentence with no chance of parole

Poway synagogue shooter pleads guilty, receives life sentence with no chance of parole

Shooter who killed one and injured three during Passover in 2019 still faces federal charges, under which the death penalty may be sought.Dan Verbin, 21/07/2021 17:59
California budget to include $14.9 million to restore 106-year old synagogue

California budget to include $14.9 million to restore 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.Dan Verbin, 19/07/2021 15:55
Bread spread out at synagogue on Tisha B'Av fast

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.Yehonatan Gottleib, 19/07/2021 15:33
Decrepit Chicago synagogue, used as a church for years, is being redesigned

Decrepit Chicago synagogue, used as a church for years, is being redesigned

A law professor and artist are transforming a decrepit former South Side Chicago synagogue into a green community space.Naomi Waxman, JTA, 14/07/2021 10:44
German synagogue restored thanks to interfaith efforts

German synagogue restored thanks to interfaith efforts

In a German city with 30 Jews, a restored Art Deco synagogue will house interfaith efforts.Toby Axelrod, JTA, 14/07/2021 09:19
Ohio city shuts down, fines synagogue for violating building, zoning codes

Ohio city shuts down, fines 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.Dan Verbin, 13/07/2021 16:50
Thief returns to the scene of the crime - and is caught red-handed

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

Arab who entered Israel illegally returns to scene of electronics theft - and is caught.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/07/2021 16:17
Explosive device detonates outside Queens synagogue

Explosive device detonates outside Queens synagogue

No one hurt after driver of van tosses explosive device that lands outside Shaare Tova Synagogue.Dan Verbin, 28/06/2021 21:01
Jerusalem synagogue evacuated due to fire

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/06/2021 15:26
Connecting communities between Israel and the Diaspora

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.Yoni Kempinski, 17/06/2021 19:53
How did Diaspora communities survive Covid-19?

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.Yoni Kempinski, 17/06/2021 17:07
Swastika discovered on ark at Frankfurt airport synagogue

Swastika discovered on ark at Frankfurt airport synagogue

Synagogue ark in German airport defaced with swastika during COVID closure.Shira Hanau, JTA, 13/06/2021 22:16
Decades after its destruction in the Holocaust, Hungarian synagogue reopens

Decades after its destruction in the Holocaust, Hungarian synagogue reopens

Hungarian synagogue reopens as Jewish cultural center 150 years after its founding, decades after Holocaust destruction.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/06/2021 08:24
Arabs infiltrate Jewish town, set fire to synagogue

Arabs infiltrate Jewish town, set fire to synagogue

Arab terrorists infiltrate Oz Zion, attempt to set its synagogue on fire.Orly Harari, 05/06/2021 23:31
Pro-Israel signs at two Maryland synagogues vandalized

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.Dan Verbin, 03/06/2021 14:53
Objects thrown through windows of LA synagogue and kosher eatery

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.Dan Verbin, 31/05/2021 14:43
67-year old Jewish man punched in the face in front of Brooklyn synagogue

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

20-year old attacker also yells anti-Semitic insults, arrested nearby, charged with hate crime assault.Dan Verbin, 26/05/2021 16:36
Synagogue door smashed with "small boulder" in Tucson, Arizona

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.Dan Verbin, 21/05/2021 17:55
Pro-Palestinian activists vandalize Illinois synagogue

Pro-Palestinian activists vandalize Illinois synagogue

Damage to synagogue in Skokie being investigated as a hate crime. Two suspects caught on camera.Dan Verbin, 20/05/2021 14:45
Givat Ze'ev: For some victims, it was the second time

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"Arutz Sheva, 19/05/2021 09:47
Outrage after Bronx synagogue vandal freed without bail

Outrage after Bronx synagogue vandal freed without bail

Dov Hikind, former NY State Assemblyman, denounces court’s decision as sending a “horrible message.”Dan Verbin, 05/05/2021 21:09
Top Army chaplain dedicates Torah at Fort Bliss following renovation of base synagogue

Top Army chaplain dedicates Torah at Fort Bliss following renovation of base synagogue

After three-month renovation of base's synagogue, the US Army's top chaplain dedicates Torah scroll at Fort Bliss.Ron Kampeas, JTA, 04/05/2021 14:40
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

You can help rebuild Jerusalem now!Sponsored Content, 20/07/2020 22:39