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My return to the synagogue | Judah Lifschitz | The Blogs – The Times of Israel

| June 22, 2020

Before the Coronavirus my first appointment of every day was attending the 6:45 am minyan (service) at my synagogue.

The synagogue and the king | Ticia Verveer | The Blogs – The Times of Israel

| June 22, 2020

This striking photo, taken in 1915, shows the Rue Castara in Lunville, France, where Rabbi Ernest Weill was murdered, along with other Jewish and non-Jewish civilians, by Bavarian soldiers during World War One. The tragic event took place at this very location in 1914. The accompanying text of the photo also points out that we can see, on the left, the skeletons of the synagogue of Lunville, left in ruins after an arson attack.

California synagogue to remove reference to top Confederate Jewish official – The Times of Israel

| June 22, 2020

JTA About 15 years ago, a large synagogue in northern California installed a set of windows in the religious school engraved with the names of some 175 prominent Jews, from biblical figures to famous actors. One of them, sandwiched between Zionist leader Vladimir Jabotinsky and former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, was Judah Benjamin, the most prominent Jewish official in the Confederacy. Benjamin, who enslaved 140 people on a Louisiana sugar plantation, served variously as the Confederate attorney general, secretary of war and secretary of state

The Jewish worlds top security official says its time to address bias in synagogue protection – Forward

| June 22, 2020

Securing Jewish institutions has rarely been this complicated: Theres the question of reopening, a spike in anti-Semitic activity online which security experts worry could translate to physical attacks and the pressing national conversation about racism in policing, and the Jewish communitys relationship to police.

Augusta Jewish Museum soon to be reality – The Augusta Chronicle

| June 22, 2020

Plans to convert a historic synagogue and court building built in the 1860s into the Augusta Jewish Museum are moving along, with a first phase expected to open by December. Historic Augusta and the Augusta Jewish Museum Board commemorated the start of construction Wednesday to convert the former Richmond County Court of Ordinary building into Phase 1 of the museum

A silver samovar, passed from one family to another, tells a story – TheRecord.com

| June 22, 2020

Just a few faint traces remain of Kitcheners old Jewish neighbourhood on Madison Avenue South. But the solid brown-brick building that used to be the synagogue still stands on the hill, with rounded arches over the windows and door. The building is now the Crkva Bozja Church of God.

Benny Friedman & Mordechai Shapiro Participate In Battle Of The Singers To Help Raise Funds For OU’s Yachad – Orthodox Union

| June 22, 2020

Mordechai Shapiro and Benny Friedman.

On This Date: UNICO Game was one-sided in 1999 as West was dominant from the start – Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

| June 22, 2020

June 20, 2020 Pocono Raceway is about to make history next weekend by holding NASCAR Cup Series races on consecutive days.

She wants to be the first Black and Jewish leader of a Canadian party – Forward

| June 22, 2020

Image by twitter Annamie Paul TORONTO (JTA) Annamie Paul will break new ground if she wins the Green Party of Canadas upcoming leadership race: She would be both the first Black person and the first Jewish person to lead a federal or provincial party in the country. Those facts arent lost on her theyre a big part of her motivation.

Make Yourself the Norman the Doorman of Judaism – Aish

| June 22, 2020

The secret to greatness is consistency, dedication and integrity. There is nothing traditional about this years graduation season. In addition to schools grappling with how to properly acknowledge these milestones in a creative and meaningful way, commencement speakers have also had to find their unique way to share an impassioned message to the graduates


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