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Two men arrested for allegedly planning terror attack on NYC synagogue

Two men have been arrested for allegedly plotting a terror attack against a New York City synagogue.

The men are Americans of Algerian and Moroccan descent who bought or tried to buy guns and grenades, a person familiar with the case told the Associated Press. The person added that they could face state terrorism charges.

Two law enforcement officials confirmed the arrests; one of the officials says the FBI was consulted about the case and declined to pursue it.

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Top 50 things to do in Jerusalem

Church of the Holy Sepulchre

… Sepulchre is also called as the Church of the Resurrection to Eastern Orthodox Christians, located in the Old city of Jerusalem, far famed as the Christians holiest site and has been an significant pilgrimage since the 4th century. A monumental landmark respected as the Golgotha or Calvary wherein Christ was crucified and the tomb where he is buried.

2.) Western Wailing Wall

The Western Wailing Wall is the most holiest place for Jews situated in the west side of the the Temple Mount in

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Rabbis slam attack on Reform synagogue

… the city of Raanana have signed a letter strongly condemning the  desecration of a local Reform synagogue.

“This act, like other acts of violence, saddens all of us,” the letter said. “We stress that the Torah condemns any act of violence and harm to our fellowman.”

The synagogue’s windows were smashed with stones last weekend, and the writing “It has begun” was scrawled on the building’s wall. A complaint was filed with the police.

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Arsonists set fire to synagogue on Greek island of Corfu

Arsonists set fire to synagogue on Greek island of Corfu

Arsonists set fire to a synagogue on the Greek island of Corfu early on Tuesday, damaging prayer books but causing no injuries, in the third such attack in Greece in less than two years, police said.

The arson attack, staged just as the Passover festival was starting, alarmed the country’s dwindling Jewish community.

“The door was violated and two empty gazoline canisters were found in the synagogue,” said a …

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Masks and Flasks, Love and Light

… Having spent the day counseling an endless stream of distraught people who walked into the synagogue desperate for a sense of stability, a way to help and answers to unanswerable questions, I was shaken by the cognitive dissonance between catastrophe and celebration.

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Israeli police arrest 4 in Italy synagogue theft

Israeli police arrest 4 in Italy synagogue theft

Israeli police 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 …

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Four held for heist from Milan synagogue

Four Tel Aviv residents 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 – …

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Synagogue torched in Tunisia: Jewish leader

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

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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Celebrate Hanukkah in Poland

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Just like Jewish families in other countries, Hanukkah is also celebrated by Jewish communities in Poland. As Jewish population in the country grows, celebration of the holiday becomes grand.

Visit the historic Kazimierz district, one of the oldest Jewish towns in Europe. During your trip, take a tour to the Jewish Museum and attend Hanukkah services in the local synagogue.

Witness the public menorah lighting in one …

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Sing Songs for Hanukkah

Sing Songs for Hanukkah

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Songs are part of every Hanukkah celebration. We sing songs of praise to God for giving us our freedom from our oppressors and to give thanks for all the blessings that he gives us. The Festival of Lights is a joyous festival and we sing songs of happiness and thankfulness.

Learn and participate in singing songs during Hanukkah service in the synagogue. It does not matter if you are singing out of tune or if you’re …

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Purchasing Your Menorah for Hanukkah

… menorah became one of the symbols of the Jewish religion and a significant part of the Hanukkah celebration.

It is therefore very important to light the menorah each night during the entire Hanukkah celebration to commemorate the miracle of the oil in the Temple. Here are some tips in purchasing a Hanukkah menorah:

Consult your synagogue or your Jewish community group for any resources you may need before buying a menorah.

Decide on the type and size of menorah you want to buy. …

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

… devotion and prayer for the Jewish home. Many uplifting and ancient Jewish traditions are rooted in the home and celebrated with the family. This book of prayer and celebration is intended to serve as a guide for meaningful expressions of the Jewish experience at home. Inspiring stories and personal commentary by the author supplement the text throughout.

Blessings and songs celebrating the entire year of Jewish festivals and Sabbaths, in Hebrew, with English instructions and translations, …

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Hanukkah, 2nd Edition: The Family Guide to Spiritual Celebration

Dr. Ron Wolfson

Publisher: Jewish Lights

Create a meaningful and happy Hanukkah in your home—with story, celebration, food and song...

This newly-designed, easy-to-use edition of a classic spiritual sourcebook offers updated information, more family ideas, and new resources for every aspect of your holiday celebration.

Information on every aspect of Hanukkah is covered, including:

The story of Hanukkah

Celebrating—for families of every constellation

Songs and …

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How to Run a Traditional Jewish Household

A Day Full of Mitzvos

… every aspect of Jewish home life. It provides practical advice on how to manage a Jewish home in the traditional way and offers fascinating accounts of the history behind the tradition. In a warm, personal style, Blu Greenberg shows that, contrary to popular belief, the home, and not the synagogue, is the most important institution in Jewish life.

Divided into three large sections–”The Jewish Way,” “Special Stages of Life,” and “Celebration and Remembering”–this book …

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A Journey Towards Freedom: A Haggadah for Women Who have Experienced Domestic Violence

A Journey Towards Freedom: A Haggadah for Women Who have Experienced Domestic Violence

… Passover Haggadah.

From the Author:

Shhh! Don’t say that. Domestic abuse doesn’t happen in respectable Jewish homes. There must be some misunderstanding. Don’t read into things. If he didn’t hit her, how is that abuse? Jewish women know better than to get trapped in that kind of situation. Jewish men — knowledgeable, professional Jewish men — don’t abuse their wives.

Does this sound familiar? Has anyone ever said anything like this to you? Maybe you’ve even used …

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Women at the Seder: A Traditional Passover Haggadah

Women at the Seder: A Traditional Passover Haggadah

… the emergence of women from the privacy of their home “tents†to the public arena of the synagogue and Torah study halls, without abandoning in any way their central traditional role as the cornerstone of the home and family. The Rabbis had long ago acknowledged that it was in the merit of our righteous women that Israel was redeemed from slavery. The Passover seder — the home celebration of our national liberation – is an appropriate place to acknowledge and honor …

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Beyond the Synagogue Gallery: Finding a Place for Women in American Judaism

Karla Goldman

Publisher: Harvard Univ. Press

Beyond the Synagogue Gallery recounts the emergence of new roles for American Jewish women in public worship and synagogue life. Karla Goldman’s study of changing patterns of female religiosity is a story of acculturation, of adjustments made to fit Jewish worship into American society.

Goldman focuses on the nineteenth century. This was an era in which immigrant communities strove for middle-class …

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A Circle in the Square: Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Reinvents the Synagogue

A Circle in the Square: Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Reinvents the Synagogue

Edward Abramson

Publisher: Urim Publications

A Circle in the Square tells the story of a project that by all the rules of logic should have failed, but instead succeeded wildly. In the 1960s, a time of deep religious and existential crisis, when the question of God’s existence was being debated among people of all faiths, a young man fresh out of graduate school began teaching an ancient religion to its own members – Jews who had little or no …

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Gutnick Edition Chumash in One Volume (Synagogue Edition)

Gutnick Edition Chumash in One Volume (Synagogue Edition)

… Rebbe, Rabbi Chaim Miller (editor)

Publisher: Kol Menachem

Now all 5 books of the Torah in one volume.

584 verses; 52 Parshiyos, 80 classic commentaries; 1200 sichos; 5 chumashim; all in one book. The Kol Menachem Chumash “Synagogue Edition” is 5 volumes in one book – unabridged from the single volume editions. It has a beautiful reinforced binding designed specially for frequent use. The luxurious cream paper, manufactured especially for this project, is unsurpassed in

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What You Will See Inside: A Synagogue

What You Will See Inside: A Synagogue

What You Will See Inside a Synagogue will:}}–Satisfy kids’–and adults’–curiosity about what goes on in synagogues attended by their friends, broadening awareness of other faiths at an important age when opinions and prejudices can first form}}- Provide Jewish children with a deeper understanding of the practices of their own religious tradition}}- Give children the opportunity to ask questions, making them more …

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Discovering Jewish Music

… Edelman

Publisher: JPS

Most of us have experienced “Jewish music,” whether it’s through synagogue attendance, a bar mitzvah celebration, a klezmer concert, or the playing of “Hava Nagila” at a baseball game. The many different kinds of Jewish music are reflected by the multitude of Jewish communities throughout the world, each having its own unique set of experiences and values. This book puts the music into a context of Jewish history, philosophy, and sociology.

Edelman …

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Discovering Jewish Music

… Publisher: JPS

Most of us have experienced “Jewish music,” whether it’s through synagogue attendance, a Bar Mitzvah celebration, a klezmer concert, or the playing of “Hava Nagila” at a baseball game.

The many different kinds of Jewish music are reflected by the multitude of Jewish communities throughout the world, each having its own unique set of experiences and values This book helps put all of that music into a context of Jewish history, philosophy, and sociology. …

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Asuncion Synagogue in Asuncion, Paraguay

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Asuncion Synagogue

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General Diza 657

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Asuncion

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Paraguay

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–Unknown–

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Santo Andre Synagogue in Santo Andre, Brazil

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Santo Andre Synagogue

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Rua 11 de Junho 172

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Santo Andre

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Brazil

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–Unknown–

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55-11-449-1568

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Synagogue in Recife, Brazil

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Rua Martins Junior 29

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Recife

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Brazil

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Synagogue in Erechim, Brazil

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Synagogue

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Av. Pedro Pinto de Souza 131

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Erechim

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Brazil

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Lake Park Synagogue in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Lake Park Synagogue

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3207 North Hackett

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Milwaukee

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Wisconsin

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Orthodox

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414-961-6112

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414-963-1415

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http://www.come.to/lps/

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Anshe Poale Zedek Synagogue in Manitowoc, Wisconsin

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Anshe Poale Zedek Synagogue

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435 N. Eighth St.

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Manitowoc

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Wisconsin

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Traditional

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920 682-4511

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Shabbat Morning Services, High Holidays, Tourist Visits

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Milwaukee Synagogue for Russian Jews in Glendale, Wisconsin

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Milwaukee Synagogue for Russian Jews

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3575 N. Oakland Ave. #9

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Glendale

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Wisconsin

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Orthodox

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(414) 961-0234

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