Posts Tagged ‘synagogue’

Nazi swastika daubed on Torah ark inside Frankfurt airport synagogue

A leading Jewish group in Germany on Saturday condemned the antisemitic desecration of a Torah ark inside the Jewish prayer room at Frankfurt’s international airport. Frankfurt police said a swastika was painted on the cabinet inside the prayer room, which is located in the airport transit area. The swastika was discovered several days ago, but […]

New York Man Arrested for Setting Fire to Jewish School, Synagogue: DOJ

A New York man was been arrested and charged for setting fire to a Jewish school and synagogue in Brooklyn, the Justice Department said. The man, Ali Alaheri, 29, from Brooklyn is accused of piling garbage bags against the side of a yeshiva, or a Jewish school, and synagogue on 36th Street in Brooklyn, and setting the bags […]

Pro-Palestinian Vandals Deface Synagogue in Skokie, Illinois With ‘Free Palestine’ Sign and Smashed Window

A pro-Palestinian vigilante in Skokie, Illinois defaces the entrance of the Persian Hebrew Congregation with a ‘Free Palestine’ sign. Photo: Skokie PD. Police in Illinois are investigating an act of antisemitic vandalism by pro-Palestinian vigilantes on a synagogue in Skokie, about 12 miles north of the city of Chicago. In images captured from surveillance video […]

Islamist leader faces ire over visit to synagogue burned in Jewish-Arab clashes: ‘His position is in danger’

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Two victims of West Bank synagogue disaster, aged 13 and 23, laid to rest

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2 Dead, Over 210 Injured in Synagogue Bleacher Collapse

(JTA) — Israeli paramedics said that at least two worshipers had been killed and at least 213 were injured in a bleacher collapse incident at a synagogue in the West Bank Israeli settlement of Givat Zeev on Sunday. The prayer gathering was held to mark the beginning of the Shavuot holiday. “Hundreds” of haredi Orthodox […]

Ukraine Unveils Folding ‘Pop-Up Book’ Synagogue at Site of Babi Yar Massacre

A view of a symbolic synagogue, in the form of a collapsible wooden structure, commemorating the victims of Babyn Yar (Babiy Yar), one of the biggest single massacres of Jews during the Nazi Holocaust, during the opening ceremony, in Kyiv, Ukraine May 14, 2021. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich Ukraine unveiled on Friday a synagogue built of wood […]

IDF Soldier Seriously Wounded in Jaffa, 5th Synagogue Burnt in Lod

Torah scrolls, Jewish holy scriptures, are removed from a synagogue which was torched during violent confrontations in the city of Lod, Israel, between Israeli Arab demonstrators and police, amid high tensions over hostilities between Israel and Gaza militants and tensions in Jerusalem May 12, 2021. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun Further violence erupted Thursday evening in several mixed […]

Ukrainian PM and chief Rabbi of Kyiv attend inauguration of symbolic synagogue in Babyn Yar

Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal and Chief rabbi of Kyiv Jonathan Benyamin Markovitch attend the inauguration of a symbolic synagogue at the memorial site commemorating the victims of Babyn Yar, one of the biggest massacres of Jews during the Nazi Holocaust. In the Babyn Yar massacre a population of about 1.5 million Jews was virtually […]

Concerts continue at The Great Synagogue

May 14, 2021 by Arts Editor Read on for article Pianist Simon Tedeschi and violinist Andrew Haveron, concertmaster of the Sydney Symphony will be the featured musicians at an upcoming concert at The Great Synagogue. The Great Synagogue’s  Rabbi Dr Benjamin Elton said: ‘I’m thrilled to welcome Sydneysiders into the heart of our Synagogue so we […]

German police block protesters chanting antisemitic slur from synagogue

About 200 protesters of Israel’s actions in Gaza marched to a synagogue in Germany, where some chanted “shitty Jews.” Police pushed the demonstrators, who were waving Palestinian flags, away from the synagogue in Gelsenkirchen, in western Germany, on Wednesday, the German news agency dpa reported. On Wednesday night, a synagogue window was shattered in Mannheim, […]

Germany detains suspects for stoning synagogue, burning Israeli flags

German police have detained more than a dozen men in three cities suspected of damaging a synagogue with stones, burning Israeli flags and starting a fire at a memorial for a Jewish house of prayer destroyed during the Nazi pogroms of 1938.German politicians on Wednesday condemned the three separate incidents as antisemitic attacks, which coincided […]

Ukrainian President to attend formal opening of Babi Yar synagogue

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Amerika Insults Russia Over & Over & Over Again; This is What We Do! We Are an Insult to Humanity Run By Synagogue of Satan!

8 May, 2021 09:30Get short URL A monument to the Soviet soldier-liberator (Alyosha monument) on Bunarjik Hill (‘Liberators’ Hill) in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. © Sputnik / Alexey Vitvitsky Follow RT on By Bradley Blankenship, a Prague-based American journalist, columnist and political commentator. He has a syndicated column at CGTN and is a freelance reporter for international news agencies including Xinhua News Agency. Follow […]

Release of suspect in synagogue attacks reignites debate over bail reform

When a suspect in a series of synagogue attacks in the Riverdale section of the Bronx was released by a judge without bail Sunday evening, it was a tough pill for some in the Jewish community to swallow. It also revived a debate among Jews over New York state’s elimination of cash bail in most […]

Torah scroll dedicated at major US Army base following synagogue renovation

JTA — The top US Army chaplain installed a Torah scroll at Fort Bliss, a sprawling base on the US-Mexico border, following a three-month renovation of its synagogue. Maj. Gen. Thomas Solhjem led the April 26 dedication at the base, which is near El Paso, Texas, according to the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service, a […]

Army chaplain dedicates Torah at Fort Bliss after synagogue renovation

The top US Army chaplain installed a Torah scroll at Fort Bliss, a sprawling base on the US-Mexico border, following a three-month renovation of its synagogue. Maj. Gen. Thomas Solhjem led the April 26 dedication at the base, which is near El Paso, Texas, according to the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service, a news service […]

What will it take for me to go back to synagogue? – opinion

When I was very young, what motivated me to go to shul on Shabbat morning was the fire station two houses away from the synagogue. My dad was the rabbi of the only congregation in Annapolis, Maryland, and shul attendance was a family affair. If I behaved during services, my big brother would take me […]

Suspect in NY Synagogue Vandalisms Released from Jail Due to Bail Reform

The suspected perpetrator behind the recent vandalism of New York synagogues was released from jail on May 2 as a result of the state’s bail reform law. Jordan Burnette, 29, was arrested on May 1 for allegedly breaking the windows of synagogues in the Riverdale area and pouring hand sanitizer on prayer books and then […]

Police stop planned neo-Nazi attack on Argentine synagogue on Shabbat

Police have arrested two people who authorities believe were planning a Friday-night attack on an Argentine synagogue. The country’s federal judiciary was investigating a group called Goy Group Unleashed, according to the Simon Wiesenthal Center, when prosecutors found evidence on the messaging services Telegram and WhatsApp of the imminent Shabbat attack in the Tucuman province […]

A rabbi was suspended by the Reform movement, his synagogue now knows why

New York’s Central Synagogue is investigating sex abuse allegations against its former senior rabbi, Sheldon Zimmerman, and asking why a top Reform rabbinical body appeared to cover up the nature of his behavior when it suspended him two decades ago. In 2000, the Central Conference of American Rabbis, or CCAR, suspended Zimmerman following what it […]

Jewish center torched in Moscow, synagogue vandalized in Germany

A Jewish community center in Moscow was torched last week on Adolf Hitler’s birthday, causing extensive damage. Meanwhile, on Tuesday, rubber bullets were fired at a synagogue in Germany, with at least one smashing through a window. Police have no suspects in either case. In the Russia incident on April 20, the damage was caused […]

Bronx synagogue vandal strikes again at Riverdale Jewish Center

Synagogue vandals struck again Monday night, throwing stones through the windows of a synagogue in the New York City neighborhood of Riverdale after having previously done the same to four synagogues over the weekend, according to the New York Post, citing the NYPD. At around 1:30 a.m., the stone-thrower had arrived at the Riverdale Jewish […]

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

JTA — A municipality in Ukraine pledged to return to Jewish ownership what’s left of a 17th-century synagogue that the Nazis partially destroyed and the Soviets turned into a sports school. The building that contains parts of the former Great Synagogue of Lutsk will be gifted to the Jewish Community of Lutsk, a nonprofit that […]

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

A municipality in Ukraine pledged to return to Jewish ownership what’s left of a 17th-century synagogue that the Nazis partially destroyed and the Soviets turned into a sports school. The building that contains parts of the former Great Synagogue of Lutsk will be gifted to the Jewish Community of Lutsk, a nonprofit that represents Jews […]

Orthodox Union to launch grant program to return to synagogue life

With the reopening of synagogues on the horizon amid the stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic dying down, the Orthodox Union (OU) has launched a challenge grant intended to reinvigorate synagogues and encourage congregants to return to synagogue life.The grants will be awarded to congregations who create innovative programs or services to encourage a return to […]

Ancient synagogue in Libya turned into Islamic center, Jewish group says

An abandoned and ancient synagogue in Libya is being turned into an Islamic religious center without permission, the World Organization of the Jews of Libya said. David Gerbi, a Libya-born Italian Jew and member of the organization, which promotes the interests of people belonging to the Libyan Jewish Diaspora, wrote about the Sla Dar Bishi […]

Future in Question for Chicago Loop Synagogue and its Monumental Stained-Glass Window

(JTA) — Just three stories high and hemmed into a small 5,000-square-foot lot, the building at 16 S. Clark St. is a small jewel box situated amid this city’s dense urban fabric. Exuding an aura of cool simplicity, the structure’s facade is composed of glass, metal and concrete planes. Its name is etched in delicate […]

Future in question for Chicago Loop Synagogue and stained-glass window

CHICAGO  — Just three stories high and hemmed into a small 5,000-square-foot lot, the building at 16 S. Clark St. is a small jewel box situated amid this city’s dense urban fabric. Exuding an aura of cool simplicity, the structure’s facade is composed of glass, metal and concrete planes. Its name is etched in delicate […]

Opening of symbolic synagogue at Babyn Yar – Watch

On Thursday, April 8, a new symbolic Jewish synagogue will be dedicated at the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center – the first such building erected on the site of the Nazi massacre during the Holocaust.  The prayer space, designed by renowned international architect Manuel Herz, will be dedicated by Ukraine & Kyiv Chief Rabbi Yaakov […]

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