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Kesher Zion Synagogue in Reading, Pennsylvania

Name:

Kesher Zion Synagogue

Address1:

1245 Perkiomen Ave.

Address2:

City:

Reading

Location:

Pennsylvania

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Type:

Conservative

Tel:

1-610-374-1763

Fax:

1-610-375-1352

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Website:

http://www.kesherzion.com/

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Ohavay Zion Synagogue in Lexington, Kentucky

Name:

Ohavay Zion Synagogue

Address1:

2048 Edgewater Ct.

Address2:

City:

Lexington

Location:

Kentucky

Zipcode:

40502

Type:

Conservative

Tel:

1-606-266-8050

Fax:

1-606-268-3357

Services:

Daily Services, Fri Evening Services, Shabbat Morning Services, High Holidays

Website:

http://www.uscj.org/glr/lexingtonoz/

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Sons of Zion Synagogue in Putnam, Connecticut

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Sons of Zion Synagogue

Address1:

125 Church Street

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City:

Putnam

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Connecticut

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Conservative

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Website:

http://uscj.org/ctvalley/putnam/

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Ramban Synagogue in Jerusalem, Israel

Name:

Ramban Synagogue

Address1:

HaYehudim Street

Address2:

City:

Jerusalem

Location:

Israel

Zipcode:

97500

Type:

Orthodox

Tel:

02 627 1584

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Ohr Hachaim HaKadosh Synagogue in Jerusalem, Israel

Name:

Ohr Hachaim HaKadosh Synagogue

Address1:

6 Ohr Hachaim Street

Address2:

City:

Jerusalem

Location:

Israel

Zipcode:

97500

Type:

– other –

Tel:

02 627 2787

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Jerusalem Great Synagogue in Jerusalem, Israel

Name:

Jerusalem Great Synagogue

Address1:

56 King George St.

Address2:

City:

Jerusalem

Location:

Israel

Zipcode:

91078

Type:

Orthodox

Tel:

972-2-623-0628

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Services:

Website:

http://www.jerusalemgreatsynagogue.com/

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Beit Haknesset Hatzvi Yisrael in Jerusalem, Israel

Name:

Beit Haknesset Hatzvi Yisrael

Address1:

14 Hovevei Zion Street

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City:

Jerusalem

Location:

Israel

Zipcode:

91043

Type:

Orthodox

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The Grand Jerusalem (Jubilee) Synagogue in Prague, Czech Republic

Name:

The Grand Jerusalem (Jubilee) Synagogue

Address1:

Jerusalemska 1310/7

Address2:

City:

Prague

Location:

Czech Republic

Zipcode:

110 00

Type:

Modern Orthodox

Tel:

00420 603 995 742

Fax:

00420 222 318 664

Services:

Fri Evening Services, Shabbat Morning Services, High Holidays, Tourist Visits

Website:

http://www.kehilaprag.cz/ …

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London 2012 logo spells ‘Zion’, claims Iran as it threatens to pull out of Olympics

… the London 2012 logo. But not even the most one-eyed critic had thought it spelled the word ‘Zion”.

That, though, was the accusation made yesterday by Iran’s Olympic Committee, who threatened to boycott next year’s Games in protest at the supposed use of the biblical term for Israel’s capital, Jerusalem.

The Iranians sent a letter to IOC president Jacques Rogge saying: ‘(This is) definitely spawned out of some people’s racist spirit. The use of the word Zion is a …

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Canada synagogues, school vandalized

… worth in damages. The institutions which were hit include: Beth Rambam, Tifereth Beth David Jerusalem and Beth Zion synagogues in Côte St. Luc and Dorshei Emet synagogue in Hampstead. The Yavne School was also vandalized.

Read More: @ ynetnews.com

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History Timeline of Jewish People in America

… converts) to London.  Some of them continue on to the American colonies.

1730 The first synagogue which was named Shearith Israel was built in New York. The following year, a school building will be constructed near the synagogue.

1733 A Jewish settlement was organized in Savannah, Georgia. It does not become a permanent community until the 1790s.

1735 Judah Monis, an instructor in Hebrew at Harvard who had been born Jewish but been baptized in 1722, publishes “A Grammar …

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Real Jerusalem Streets: Israeli Apartheid Rebutted in 24,000 Words

The Real Jerusalem Streets blog has effectively rebutted the accusations of Israeli Apartheid in a 24,000 word blog post, i.e., 24 pictures (each worth 1000 words) showing Arabs freely moving about and doing their business on the Jerusalem streets. Bravo.

Yes, of course, this is not a deep investigation into the charges of apartheid. No such process needs to be undertaken since there is no …

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Tunisia Jews report harassment from protesters

… Fahrat Rajhi after several of its members were harassed by protesters last Friday outside a synagogue in the capital, Tunis.

“It was a small group of people on the way to the demonstration,” Roger Bismut, the leader of the Jewish community, told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday.

“Passing before the synagogues, they said the prophet is coming back and the Jews should be careful, but they did not approach the synagogue because it’s very well-guarded.

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Israeli police arrest 4 in Italy synagogue theft

Israeli police arrest 4 in Italy synagogue theft

… have arrested four men in the theft of religious items valued at more than $1 million from a synagogue in Italy, a police spokesman said Monday.

The four suspects – Israelis in their 20s – were arrested Saturday, spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said. They are accused of stealing the items from Milan’s central synagogue last week and smuggling them to Israel.

The Jewish community of Milan reported the theft on Friday, saying in a statement that a golden key to the ark holding …

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Four held for heist from Milan synagogue

… in their 20s were arrested by police on Sunday on suspicion of stealing Judaica from a Milan synagogue worth over a million dollars.

Detectives from the Yarkon Police station, who seized the stolen items during raids, said the suspects were trying to sell them here.

All the stolen objects – silver Torah crowns, rimmonim and other silver and gold objects worth more than $700,000 – were recovered.

Read More: @ jpost.com

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Synagogue torched in Tunisia: Jewish leader

Arsonists set fire to a synagogue in the southern Gabes region of Tunisia, a leader of the local Jewish community said Tuesday.

“Someone set fire to the synagogue on Monday night and the Torah scrolls were burned,” Trabelsi Perez told AFP, criticising the lack of action by the security services to stop the attack.

“What astonished me was that there were police not far from the synagogue,” added Perez, …

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Israel ‘Shocked, Insulted’ as EU Calls Jerusalem a Settlement

Israel is shocked by international criticism of the demolition of a Jewish-owned property in Jerusalem.

“Calling Jerusalem a settlement is a misinterpretation, an insult to the history of the city,” Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor told the French news agency AFP. “It is incomprehensible that they are mixing questions of private rights, international law and politics,” he added.

Read More: @ israelnationalnews.com

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‘Jewish WikiLeaks’ goes live in Jerusalem

“A breakthrough in journalism research,” the director of the National Library of Israel, Oren Weinberg, called the institution’s project to scan and upload to the Internet hundreds of thousands of pages from Jewish newspapers from the 19th century to the present.

Historical Jewish Press, whose official launch was on Monday, is a joint initiative of the national library and Tel …

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Jerusalem hassidic leader was held ‘captive for years’

… Banim has taken another twist, with its spiritual leader Rabbi Eliezer Berland’s return to his Jerusalem home from his hiding place in the North on Saturday night, after breaking away from 10 years of captivity, during which he says he was little more than a marionette controlled by his son and grandson.

Some two weeks ago, prominent members of the small Jerusalem-based community found a DVD outside their homes, containing videos and documents proving that the 73- year-old Berland …

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Barak’s vision of dividing Jerusalem is not Israeli policy, says Netanyahu

… Sunday distanced himself from Defense Minister Ehud Barak’s expressed support for partitioning Jerusalem along Jewish and Arab lines, according to an initiative presented by former U.S. President Bill Clinton in 2000.

Read More: @ haaretz.com

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The Gift Shop (at the synagogue) — Just in Time for Hanukkah!

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OK, there aren’t any mysteries.  Synagogue gifts shops carry everything from bouncing dreidels to honey containers for Rosh Hashana and beyond.  Buying Hanukkah candles at The Gift Shop is infinitely better for getting in the Hanukkah spirit than throwing a box in your cart at Randalls.  Probably because you end up walking out with  gold mesh bags of gelt and a few dreidels, even though you KNOW you have them lying all …

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Team Tzvi is Training For Jerusalem Marathon

… Now a group of runners has started yet another Team Tzvi to train for the first ever 26 mile Jerusalem marathon.

Read More: @ tzvee.blogspot.com

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Obama calls east Jerusalem construction plans ‘unhelpful’

… following Monday’s announcement that Israel has advanced plans to build 1,345 homes in east Jerusalem.

“This kind of activity is never helpful when it comes to peace negotiations,” Obama said during a visit to Jakarta.

Also on Tuesday, senior Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat called on the international community to counter Israel’s latest construction plans by recognizing a Palestinian state.

Read More: @ jpost.com

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Jerusalem suburbs will one day be part of Palestinian capital

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Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad declared Tuesday that the suburbs of Jerusalem would one day be part of the eternal Palestinian capital, according to Israeli media reports. Fayyad made his remarks at a reception marking the inauguration of two East Jerusalem schools in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Dahiat al-Barid, on the Palestinian side of the separation fence.

The Palestinian premier had decided to skip the inauguration of another school, in the …

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Fayyad inaugurates east Jerusalem school

… Salam Fayyad on Tuesday morning arrived for the inauguration of a new wing at school in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Dahiyat al-Barid, despite an Israeli ban on Palestinian evens in Jerusalem’s municipal area. However, Fayyad called off his plan to inaugurate a road in Shuafat and visit a school in Sheikh Jarrah.

Dahiyat al-Barid is located north of the Jewish neighborhood of Neve Yaakov, on the Palestinian side of the separation fence, but at least part of it is considered …

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Netanyahu: Mail bombs targeting U.S. synagogues proves Islamist terror is rising

… terrorist around the world.

“The fact is, it does not matter whether it’s an attack on a synagogue in Chicago, or a train station in Madrid, or London, or Mumbai, or Bali,” he told his cabinet at a weekly session in Jerusalem.

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New! THE SCHECHTER HAGGADAH: Art, History and Commentary

… the rich traditions of the Seder.

Dr. Joshua Kulp is a co-founder of the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem, where he has taught Talmud and Halakhah for over a decade. He is also on the faculty of the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies and coordinates the Mishnah Yomit program for the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. He holds a Ph.D. in Talmudic Studies from Bar-Ilan University and has published numerous articles on the Seder and other subjects in leading academic journals. …

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Around the Family Table: A Comprehensive “Bencher” and Companion for Shabbat and Festival Meals and other Family Occasions

… and leading voice in today’s Jewish world.

The founding rabbi of the famed Lincoln Square Synagogue of Manhattan, Rabbi Riskin is internationally renowned for his innovative educational and social action programs, as well as his personal outreach to Jews of all backgrounds. He is the founder and chancellor of Ohr Torah Stone Colleges and Graduate Programs, a network of groundbreaking educational institutions including a rabbinical and communal leadership college for men, a college for …

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The Battle for Jerusalem

… has vividly written an unforgettable account of the events surrounding the critical Battle for Jerusalem during the 1967 Six Day War. General Gur’s fast-paced narrative brings alive all the tension, terror, uncertainty, hope and desperation of the conflict.

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A Rumor About the Jews: Reflections on Antisemitism and the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

… “Finally there is a comprehensive, contemporary look at the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion! Recently there has been a reprinting of studies of this odd but influential work from the distant past and a reediting of the English text, but no scholar until Stephen Eric Bronner has risked taking on the complex and convoluted history of the book, its creation, and its reception. This is a major addition to the study of anti-Semitism in the twentieth century. Given the extremely long …

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