Posts Tagged ‘synagogues’

German Jews demand government protect synagogues after Israeli flag burnings

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Germany vows ‘no tolerance’ after Israel-flag burning outside synagogues

BERLIN — Germany on Thursday vowed “unwavering” protection of its synagogues after scattered demonstrations over the escalating military conflict between Israel and Gaza-based terror groups saw protesters shout anti-Israeli slogans and burn Israeli flags. “There must be no tolerance for attacks against synagogues in our country,” German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told the Funke media […]

Israeli Flags Burned and Synagogues Attacked in Germany

German police have arrested several people of “Arabic appearance” following attacks on synagogues in North Rhine-Westphalia, including incidents where suspects burned Israeli flags in front of temples. Police responded to reports on Tuesday that people were burning Israeli flags outside of two synagogues in Münster and Bonn. Members of the public had reported seeing a […]

VIDEO: Arab Citizens Riot in Israel; Attack Jewish Neighbors, Synagogues

Arab citizens of Israel went on a rampage against their Jewish neighbors in the cities of Lod (or Lydda) and Ramle on Tuesday night, setting synagogues on fire, attacking stores, and forcing authorities to evacuate Jewish residents. The attack, which is being called a “pogrom” (mob violence against Jews) is one of the worst experienced […]

Synagogues touched by COVID adapt to serve grieving congregations

Rabbi Paul Kipnes watched helplessly as 11 of his congregants died over the span of 11 days in January from COVID or COVID-related illness. The losses — along with another five congregant deaths that same month — compelled him to pour out his grief in a blog post titled “After 11 Deaths in 11 Days, […]

NY police arrest suspect believed to have vandalized four synagogues

New York police last week arrested a lone suspect in the Bronx for allegedly vandalizing synagogues in the area, ABC News reported.Jordan Burnette, 29, has been accused of throwing rocks at four synagogues and police released footage of a suspect, believed to be Burnette, walking through the neighborhood. Officials noted that the suspect targeted synagogues between Friday morning and […]

As U.S. synagogues start to reopen, Zoom becomes the elephant in the room

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Windows broken at four synagogues in Bronx Jewish neighborhood

Four synagogues in the New York City neighborhood of Riverdale were vandalized as rocks were hurled through their windows and glass doors. The vandalism in the Bronx neighborhood, which has a large Jewish population, occurred overnight on Saturday. The vandalized synagogues are the Riverdale Jewish Center, Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale, Young Israel of […]

Last-Ditch Appeal Denied for Men Convicted of Firebombing New Jersey Synagogues, ‘Terrorizing’ Jewish Communities

[ILLUSTRATIVE] Police responding to a shooting incident in Jersey City, New Jersey, Dec. 10, 2019. Photo: Reuters. A state appeals court upheld the convictions on Thursday of two men previously convicted for a monthlong spree of antisemitic crimes in northern New Jersey, including the firebombing of two synagogues. Aakash Dalal and Anthony Graziano, now in […]

Synagogues are Not Rushing to Reopen, Even as Vaccines are Making Gatherings Safe

Scheff’s community is like many others at this stage of the pandemic: While American Jews appear to be embracing the Centers for Disease Control’s recent guidance that permits small Passover Seders for vaccinated adults and hugs between vaccinated grandparents and grandchildren, few appear to be hastening toward a return of the old way of worshipping […]

NJ teen confesses to spearheading plot to vandalize Midwestern synagogues

A 19-year-old from New Jersey admitted on Friday to coordinating members of the neo-Nazi group The Base to vandalize at least two Midwestern synagogues. Richard Tobin, of Brooklawn, pleaded guilty to conspiracy against rights, the Associated Press reported. He faces up to 10 years in prison. Tobin said he called his efforts “Operation Kristallnacht,” a […]

Pig meat left outside 2 Swiss synagogues

Pig meat was left at the entrance to two synagogues in Switzerland. The incidents last week were a deliberate attempt to desecrate the CIL Orthodox synagogue in Lausanne and the GIL Reform synagogue in Geneva, the Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities wrote in a statement published last week. Far-right activists in Europe place pig meat, […]

Pork Products Deposited at Swiss Synagogues in Twin Antisemitic Incidents

Synagogue in Lausanne, Switzerland. Photo: Archipat / Wikimedia Commons Pork products were used in recent antisemitic attacks against synagogues in two Swiss cities just days apart, drawing condemnations from Jewish groups. On Feb. 6, a package of bacon along with a stuffed pig were left outside the synagogue in Lausanne, reported the Swiss outlet Le Temps […]

Fake letter attributed to VP Harris warns DC synagogues they must close

Synagogues in Washington, DC, are receiving a fake letter purported to be signed by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris warning them to close or they will go to prison. “Myself and President Joe Biden, will shut down your Synagogue of worship and place heavy fines upon your religious institution,” said the letter, according to an alert […]

Jewish Man Arrested For Scrawling Anti-Semitic Graffiti On Brooklyn Synagogues in ‘Hate Crime’

By Chris Menahan The suspect who allegedly vandalized four synagogues in Brooklyn with anti-Semitic graffiti over the weekend has been identified as 39-year-old Emil Benjamin, who is a Jewish man from Brooklyn. Disturbing that this one man went on a hate-filled spree through Brooklyn over the weekend, vandalizing four synagogues and breaking into one. Hopeful […]

European synagogues keep on their lights to mark 1938 Kristallnacht pogroms

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Coronavirus Israel live: Synagogues to open Sunday, stores to remain closed for another week

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Anger, locked synagogues and a divided community: Brooklyn Jews grapple with COVID restrictions

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The metamorphosis of the sun god in ancient synagogues in Israel

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It ‘shows a great resilience’: Despite COVID-19, synagogues across Europe will still open for non-Jews for Days of Jewish Culture series

(JTA) — Every September since 2000, synagogues and other Jewish heritage sites in hundreds of cities across Europe — a continent where Jewish institutions normally stay firmly locked down for security — open to the public for a one-day event aimed at fostering ties between Jewish communities and non-Jewish Europeans. This year, the European Days […]

What synagogues streaming High Holiday services can learn from the political conventions

(JTA) — For months now, the rituals that mark our lives have been disrupted by the coronavirus. As the pandemic grinds on and the High Holidays approach, communities are grappling with how to organize Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services that are both meaningful and safe. For most of us, that almost certainly means streaming […]

What synagogues streaming High Holiday services can learn from the political conventions

(JTA) — For months now, the rituals that mark our lives have been disrupted by the coronavirus. As the pandemic grinds on and the High Holidays approach, communities are grappling with how to organize Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services that are both meaningful and safe. For most of us, that almost certainly means streaming […]

Torahs packed and synagogues on high alert as wildfires bear down on Northern California

SAN FRANCISCO (J. the Jewish News of Northern California via JTA) — When the evacuation orders came last night, Guerneville resident Sonia Tubridy and her daughter packed the car and left, joining a caravan of vehicles fleeing the North Bay area and the fires that threatened to engulf them. Tubridy, cultural director of the Russian […]

Homemade shofars and ‘passive’ Zooming: How some British synagogues are adapting this High Holiday season

(JTA) — As night falls on the second night of Rosh Hashanah this year, Rabbi Adam Zagoria-Moffet and two shofar blowers will ascend the 144-foot tower of St. Albans Cathedral, the 11th-century church that dominates the skyline of this city of the same name 20 miles northwest of London.  As members of Zagoria-Moffet’s 200-family synagogue […]

Jewish suspects arrested over swastika graffiti on synagogues

Jewish suspects arrested over swastika graffiti on synagogues Jews are the Masters of False Flag Attacks and Creators of Terrorism and everything else Evil on this Earth. Police believe two teenagers were behind paint attacks in Petah Tikva By Stuart Winer and Judah Ari Gross June 11, 2017, 2:21 pm 18 A swastika found on […]

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