Tag: synagogue

Senior rabbi attacked during holiday altercation

| May 24, 2013 | 0 Comments



SYDNEY, Australia (JTA) –A senior Australian Orthodox rabbi had his glasses ripped from his face during an altercation inside Chabad’s main synagogue in Melbourne. Rabbi Zvi Telsner, the spiritual leader of the Yeshivah Center, which houses the city’s Chabad headquarters, offered festive greetings to Chaim Waks at the end of the Shavuot holiday service on […]




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Yale’s Jewish center threatened with arson

| May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments



NEW HAVEN — Area synagogues and Jewish community agencies are on security alert after graffiti in a Yale University chemistry building threatened arson at Yale’s Slifka Center for Jewish Life later this month. The graffiti was discovered April 22 in a bathroom at the Sterling Chemistry Lab at 225 Prospect St. Although the university would […]




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Paris rabbi’s attacker had assaulted another Jew, security service says

| May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments



(JTA) — The Iranian man who attacked a rabbi in Paris had assaulted another French Jew in the same area several days earlier, the French Jewish community’s security service said. The alleged attacker, who was arrested April 23 for lightly wounding the rabbi and his son with a knife, had struck a young man four […]




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Turkish police uncover plot to bomb synagogue

| April 22, 2013 | 0 Comments



Turkish police uncovered a plot linked to al-Qaida to bomb a synagogue in Istanbul, the US embassy in Ankara and other targets, The New York Times reported on Thursday. Twelve people were arrested during a raid on two houses in Istanbul and Corlu in February, according to the Times. Eight of them were Turks, two […]




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Prison Term In Synagogue Theft

| April 22, 2013 | 0 Comments



NASSAU COUNTY—A Woodmere man has been sentenced to 1 1/3 to 4 years in prison for stealing more than $634,000 from a local synagogue by wiring cash from the congregation’s accounts into his own. Isaac Zucker, 49, pleaded guilty in February to second degree grand larceny. Zucker was also sentenced to pay full restitution. The […]




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World Jews on high alert ahead of Pesach

| March 29, 2013 | 0 Comments



The Counter-Terrorism Bureau has instructed Chabad centers and Jewish communities in several sensitive countries to boost security and go as far as hiring local security companies to guard the mass Passover Seders planned during the Jewish holiday. In some countries there are even preparations to have hikers conduct security checks at the entrance to Passover […]




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Vandal spray paints Temple Israel during Passover

| March 29, 2013 | 0 Comments



MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) – Minneapolis police are looking for a vandal who was caught on camera spray-painting purple letters on Temple Israel overnight, and though they're not sure what it means, they say it could be a hate crime. Police are not releasing the video, describing it as evidence — but Rabbi Marcia Zimmerman told FOX […]




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Defendant in Beverly Hills Arson Case Found Legally Sane

| March 29, 2013 | 0 Comments



A 23-year-old man who admitted setting fires at a Hollywood synagogue and a hillside residence in Beverly Hills was sane at the time of the crimes, a judge ruled today. Dmitriy Sheyko pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity on Feb. 26 to 22 counts, including arson, burglary and use of a destructive device. The […]




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Plotter of NY synagogue attacks gets 10 years

| March 29, 2013 | 0 Comments



NEW YORK – An Algerian immigrant to the United States convicted under a rarely invoked New York state terror statute of plotting to blow up synagogues and churches in Manhattan was sentenced on Friday to 10 years in prison. Ahmed Ferhani, 28, pleaded guilty in December to conspiracy as a crime of terrorism, related weapons […]




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Grand jury indicts alleged arsonists in Jewish temple firebombings

| March 2, 2013 | 0 Comments



HACKENSACK — A grand jury has indicted two Lodi men for their alleged roles in a series of firebombings at Bergen county synagogues, authorities announced today. The panel sitting in Bergen County Superior Court found probable cause to charge Aakash Dalal and Anthony Graziano with 30 criminal charges, including attempted murder, bias intimidation and aggravated […]




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Heartless Thieves Steal Torah Scrolls From Bronx Synagogue

| February 18, 2013 | 0 Comments



A Bronx synagogue suffered a terrible blow this week: the theft of three sifrey-Torah, or Torah scrolls, each one worth $45,000. The theft at the Orthodox shul, Young Israel of Mosholu Parkway, on East 208th Street in the Norwood Heights section, was discovered by a worker last Sunday. Besides the Torah scrolls, the thief also […]




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Swastikas painted on Morrison synagogue highlight spike in anti-Semitic vandalism

| January 13, 2013 | 0 Comments



MORRISON, Colo. — The Anti-Defamation League was up in arms Thursday after two incidents of vandalism targeted a Morrison synagogue last week. In both incidents, a swastika was spray painted on a sign in front of the B’nai Chaim Synagogue. The League was particularly worried because this isn’t the only incident of anti-Semitic vandalism to […]




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Multiple Bomb Threats Made Against LA Jewish Synagogue

| December 22, 2012 | 0 Comments



The Los Angeles Police Department investigated two bomb threats near a Jewish synagogue in Koreatown, L.A. early Tuesday morning. At approximately 2 a.m. police received an emergency phone call from an unknown suspect saying a device had been planted on the grounds of Wilshire Boulevard Temple. “Early this morning, we received a bomb threat specific […]




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Three teens arrested in connection with swastika graffiti at Bangor synagogue

| October 2, 2012 | 0 Comments



BANGOR — Police arrested two 17-year-old boys from Bangor and one from Orrington for spray-painted swastikas and other graffiti on two synagogues on York Street late Tuesday, and arrested one of the same teens again early Wednesday for tagging a stop sign. The two Bangor teenagers, who were not identified because they are juveniles, face […]




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Vandals deface two Bangor synagogues

| September 24, 2012 | 0 Comments



BANGOR, Maine — A vandal or vandals spray painted offensive graffiti on the front staircases and pillars of two Bangor synagogues on York Street early Friday night. Both Beth Israel Synagogue and Beth Abraham Synagogue were defaced sometime after 7 p.m., according to Bangor police. The graffiti included swastikas — with the arms bent clockwise […]




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