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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
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