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Jewish, Arab actors work together to rebuild theatre burnt in Acre riots – The Jerusalem Post

| June 3, 2021

Jewish and Arab producers, actors and directors have gotten together to rebuild theatre offices burnt in rioting in Acre during unrest in Israeli mixed cities, as detailed in a press release on Tuesday. As part of the initiative, theatre staff turned to the public to raise the money needed to renovate the burnt offices, buy new equipment and return the theatre to full operations. The fire caused extensive damage to archives, computers, sound and lighting equipment and other appliances that were stored in the theatre's offices

When the Mob Came for the Jews of Baghdad – The Wall Street Journal

| June 3, 2021

I was 10 when mobs attacked the Jewish community of Baghdad, my community, with cruel and unimaginable violence. Rioters maimed, raped, killed and robbed the unsuspecting Jews

Opinion | The Jewish History of Israel Is Over 3,000 Years Old. Thats Why Its Complicated. – The New York Times

| June 3, 2021

The Bible depicts an ideal land, one flowing with milk and honey. Yet Israel has always been one thing in dreams and another in the tumult of everyday life. When the five books of the Torah end, the Israelites are still in the wilderness and Moses, our leader out of Egypt, has been denied the promised land.

Elazar Stern is the most likely Herzog successor at the Jewish Agency – The Jerusalem Post

| June 3, 2021

President-elect Isaac Herzog will vacate the lucrative post of chairman of the Jewish Agency when he replaces Reuven Rivlin on July 9.A 10-member selection committee will soon be chosen by the Agencys Board of Governors. The support of nine of the 10 members would be needed for approval of a new chairman, followed by the confirmation of the full board.The selection committee will be led by World Zionist Organization chairman Yaakov Hagoel and will include four more WZO members, among them representatives of the Reform and Conservative movements. There would also be two representatives of Keren Hayesod and three from the Jewish Federations of North America, including Board of Governors chairman Michael Siegal.Siegal will be coming to Israel later this month to oversee the process.We at the Jewish Agency are all very proud and excited to witness our chairman of the executive being elected President of the State of Israel, Siegal said

Bubbys Jewish Soul Food will bring traditional family recipes to North Central San Antonio this fall – San Antonio Current

| June 3, 2021

Jason and Charlie Nuttall-Fiske, proprietors of Bubby's Jewish Soul Food, will bring a taste of Jewish fare to the Alamo City this fall via recipes from their family archives. Naturally, that will include some from their very own bubbies, or grandmothers.

Someone shot at a synagogue in Ukraine, but the community tried to keep it quiet – Haaretz

| June 3, 2021

After an unknown gunman shot at a synagogue in central Ukraine in early May, the leaders of the local Jewish community kept the incident under wraps for nearly a month in an attempt to avoid a panic.

Synagogues Start Returning to In-person Events – Jewish Exponent

| June 3, 2021

A recent Kabbalat Shabbat service hosted by Makom Community | Photo by Beverly Socher-Lerner Theyre coming in for confirmation and Kabbalat Shabbat.

Park Synagogue property in Cleveland Heights hits the market – Crain’s Cleveland Business

| June 3, 2021

An architectural and religious landmark is up for sale in Cleveland Heights, where the 28-acre Park Synagogue property quietly hit the market this month. Tucked onto a wooded site between Mayfield Road and Euclid Heights Boulevard, the domed synagogue was designed by noted German architect Erich Mendelsohn. The distinctive building was dedicated in 1950 and served as the congregation's main home until 2005.

Park Synagogues offer to sell its main building raises questions about the future of an architectural master – cleveland.com

| June 3, 2021

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio Park Synagogue, a prominent Northeast Ohio Conservative Jewish congregation, is offering for sale its architecturally significant main synagogue, designed in 1947-50 by architect Eric Mendelsohn. A listing on the website of the real estate firm, Allegro Realty, describes the building as one of several structures on a large, park-like, 28.25-acre commercial parcel at 3300 Mayfield Road.

A Christian, a Jew and a Muslim walk into the same house of worship… – The Economist

| June 3, 2021

IT IS USUALLY bad news when multiple religions claim the same place of worship. It can lead to conflict, as illustrated by the recent violence at Jerusalems holiest site


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