Tag Archives: synagogue

Shabbat Shalom

I decided to do something else this week instead of a regular Good News Friday or Shabbat Shalom post. As I wrote last week, we were in Florence for a week, and we had a fantastic time becoming “culture vultures” … Continue reading

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A Passover synagogue shooting and a despicable NYT cartoon: the face of American antisemitism today

We emerged from Pesach only to hear the most dreadful news from Poway, near San Diego in California. A hate-filled antisemite, all of 19 years old, burst into the Chabad synagogue and opened fire, killing Lori Gilbert-Kaye and injuring Rabbi … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

I missed last week’s Good News Friday post because I ran out of time before Shabbat, so this week I’m starting early! In this age of environment-awareness, we can welcome the news that Israeli researchers from Tel Aviv University have … Continue reading

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Remembering the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre amid calls for unity

The final dreadful toll from the Tree of Life synagogue massacre is 11 holy souls. Here are their names and stories: David Rosenthal, 54, and Cecil Rosenthal, 59 The two brothers were very involved in the local Jewish community. “Neither … Continue reading

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Horrific attack on Pittsburgh synagogue – at least 10 dead

Devastating news greeted us after the end of Shabbat. This morning, a murderous antisemite entered the Etz Chayim (Tree of Life) synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and opened fire on the congregants during a baby-naming ceremony, killing at least 10 (the … Continue reading

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Simchat Torah 5779 – Chag Same’ach!

The marathon of Jewish holidays is almost over. as the last and most joyous festival of the holiday season approaches– Sukkot finishes tonight and Simchat Torah begins. But before that, today, the last day of Sukkot, is known as Hoshana … Continue reading

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