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New synagogue guidelines call for weapons, phones on Shabbat following deadly attacks – Cleveland Jewish News

| April 2, 2022

In the wake of the recent wave of deadly terror attacks in Israel, The World Organization of Orthodox Communities and Synagogues on Wednesday called for congregations to take precautions against possible attack. Among its recommendations: Worshippers should arrive at services armed, and a cellular phone should be left on in the building during Shabbat services. In guidelines issued on Wednesday, the organization called on the gabbais; or beadles, who assist in running the synagogue, community leaders and worshippers to remain vigilant, and for those licensed to do so to carry weapons with them, including on Shabbat

Musical coming to South Jersey combines message of Passover with recovery from addiction – Burlington County Times

| April 2, 2022

Opioid victims face Sacklers in hearing A hearing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court has given survivors of opioid addiction and people who lost loved ones to the crisis the chance to confront members of the family behind OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma. (March 10) AP CINNAMINSON - When the pandemichit, millions of people were in isolation working from home, going to school from home, and worshipping from home.

Brith Shalom to honor Men’s Cub and Man of the Year – Jewish Herald-Voice

| April 2, 2022

Congregation Brith Shalom will host a Shabbat on Saturday, April 2, at 9:30 a.m., honoring its Mens Club and featuring the Mens Club Man of the Year celebration. This years Mens Club Man of the Year is Morris Narunsky, who was born in a southern Polish concentration camp shortly after it was liberated

A cup and a chair will tell a profound story at the Philly Jewish museum – WHYY

| April 2, 2022

The Jewish museum sought those objects to include them in its permanent exhibition. As a national museum, it is our job to raise consciousness and raise alarm when these types of violent events are happening to Jews, and to many communities around the country, said curator Josh Perelman. Perelman says the items tell more than just the story of the standoff.The teacup and chair that were involved in the hostage situation at the Texas synagogue in January are now at the Weitzman Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia

On vacation in Egypt, I found hope for peace in Israel J. – The Jewish News of Northern California

| April 2, 2022

On March 28, top diplomats from the United States, Egypt, Morocco, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Israel gathered in Sde Boker, in the Negev Desert, for the first Israeli-Arab summit of its kind on Israeli soil. Though it did not produce any solutions to the regions most pressing challenges, including issues around the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Irans quest for nuclear weapons, it was an important demonstration of the shifting attitudes in parts of the Arab world toward the Jewish state. Just a few years ago, this gathering would have been impossible to imagine, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said at a press conference

My family was murdered in Austria during the Holocaust. Now theyre offering me citizenship. Should I accept? – Forward

| April 2, 2022

My mother and I discovered my grandmother Erikas faded birth certificate on a trip to Austria in 2019. It was in an administrative office building adjacent to the Stadttempel synagogue, the only synagogue built before 1938 that was not burned by the Nazis and only because it was too close to the Nazi headquarters in The Hotel Metropol, 150 meters away

Hope for Living: Isn’t it time you went back to church? – Greenfield Daily Reporter

| April 2, 2022

A Christian radio broadcaster piqued my interest with something he said recently while sharing a list of reasons why we ought to make church attendance a priority. Topping his list was the biblical mandate (Hebrews 10:25) that Christians ought not neglect meeting together for worship, prayer, discipleship, and community (italics mine for emphasis).

On a Friday night in Lviv, Ukraine, when a synagogue became a sanctuary – The Times of Israel

| March 8, 2022

LVIV, Ukraine Then Solomon said, The Lord said that He would dwell in the thick darkness. The darkness over Lviv was indeed thick on the walk to the Beis Aharon VYisroel Synagogue on Friday night.

Weekend bargain book sale benefits the greater Greensboro community – WFMYNews2.com

| March 8, 2022

Find a good read, movie or even vinyl at Beth David Synagogue's 18th Annual Book sale.

Unmasking the origins of Purim costumes | The Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle – thejewishchronicle.net

| March 8, 2022

A hot dog, an emoji and Superman walk into a synagogue and theres no punchline.


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