Tag: synagogue

NYPD Steps Up Security For Yom Kippur

| September 28, 2009 | 0 Comments



NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Yom Kippur is being celebrated Monday across the world and as Jews mark the holiest day on the calendar authorities are stepping up security. NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said the department is taking several precautions. "We have what we call house of worship radio motor patrol cars. They are put […]




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Beth El Man Saved By Defibulator During Shul

| September 25, 2009 | 1 Comment



It was a beautiful Monday morning. The sun was shining and Steve Silverman sat in his office, talking on the phone with the BALTIMORE JEWISH TIMES. This year, he said, the essence and meaning of the High Holidays would resonate a little more with him than usual. “Life is fleeting,” said Mr. Silverman, a divorce […]




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Health Ministry: Resist the urge to kiss your rabbi

| September 23, 2009 | 0 Comments



Observant Jews who kiss the hands of esteemed rabbis, their own hands after shaking somebody else’s or publicly owned Torah scrolls or holy books out of respect or devotion should tame their urge and avoid this practice for their own and others’ health. Saliva with the swine flu virus or ordinary seasonal flu strains could […]




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Synagogue Swine Flu Guidelines Issued

| September 23, 2009 | 0 Comments



(IsraelNN.com) With an eye to increased attendance at services during the upcoming holiday season, Dr. Eitan Chai-Am, Director-General of the Health Ministry issued instructions on Thursday for ways to minimize the spread of the H1N1 swine flu virus at synagogues. People who don’t feel well should not go to synagogue. Those who go should not […]




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Central Ukrainian synagogue vandalized

| September 23, 2009 | 0 Comments



KIEV, Ukraine (JTA) — Two unidentified vandals threw red paint on the walls and windows of a synagogue in a central Ukrainian city. In addition, anti-Semitic slogans were written on the walls of the synagogue in Kremenchug on Sunday night. The attackers also distributed anti-Semitic leaflets that read “Death to kikes!” throughout the building. No […]




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Montreal area synagogue has windows smashed

| September 23, 2009 | 0 Comments



MONTREAL – Police still have no suspects in an incident which occurred the week before Rosh Hashanah in the Montreal borough of St. Laurent when vandals smashed open two stained glass windows of the Petah Tikvah Congregation. B’nai Brith Canada’s Quebec office was called immediately and continues to communicate with police in the hope that […]




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Spreading faith, not flu

| September 21, 2009 | 0 Comments



TUSCALOOSA | As schools take precautions for the flu season and try to prevent the spread of the H1N1 virus, so do some local churches. “I’ve sent out a letter to encourage [parishioners] to stay at home if they are sick, that it’s not sinful to miss Mass,” said the Rev. Gerald Holloway, priest at […]




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Spreading the Word, Not the Germs

| September 20, 2009 | 0 Comments



Spreading the word without spreading germs. How can churches make sure that happens? Churches, generally a sanctuary for prayer, are now a possible breeding ground for the swine flu and church leaders are on alert. At some Catholic churches, they’re already taking precautions. "As part of our Catholic tradition, we recite the "Our Father," and […]




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Local Churches Implement Swine Flu Precautions

| September 20, 2009 | 0 Comments



MILWAUKEE — Most places of worship have started to take certain precautions regarding swine flu to make the congregation feel a little more secure. Big crowds can mean unknown germs and, these days, the possibility of swine flu. While houses of worship may be sacred, they’re not exempt from it. Worship can mean the illness […]




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God bless you …but please don’t shake my hand

| September 20, 2009 | 0 Comments



Like other places where folks gather regularly, churches could become exchange centers for the H1N1, or swine flu, virus. However, an informal survey of East County congregations show churches are taking steps to decrease the potential for becoming pandemic-promoters. Linde Eidenberg, parish nurse at Trinity Lutheran Church, 507 W. Powell Blvd., notes her health ministries […]




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Chabad Of Cutler Bay Is Struck By Vandalism

| September 20, 2009 | 0 Comments



Rabbi Yossi Wolff and members of the Chabad of Cutler Bay and Homestead found themselves scrambling an hour before the start of sundown services to find a new place to worship Friday. "This was on the floor; it’s a cover to the ark," Rabbi Wolff tells CBS 4’s Gwen Belton. "That thrown on the floor […]




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Not taking H1N1 threat lying down

| September 20, 2009 | 0 Comments



With a vaccine still several weeks away and the H1N1 flu season already under way, area schools and synagogues are trying to raise awareness without causing unnecessary worry. Rachel Gallagher said she planned to take the necessary precautions Saturday morning while attending Shabbat Rosh Hashanah services with her three children at the Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation. […]




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Practicing Health Where They Preach

| September 20, 2009 | 0 Comments



Side by side, hand in hand worshippers of all religions often find themselves in close quarters. This weekend concerns over h1n1 will be high in houses of worship across North Texas and across the world. After parishioners kneel down at St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Allen, they wipe down. Robert Halladay works in the church […]




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Israelis in India warned of possible terror attacks

| September 18, 2009 | 0 Comments



Counter Terrorism Bureau says Pakistan-based group that carried out Mumbai attacks looking to target Israelis, westerners The Counter Terrorism Bureau (CTB) issued a stark travel advisory for Israelis in India Thursday, warning them to refrain from visiting crowded tourist hubs that are not secured by armed guards. Israelis were also advised not to travel to […]




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Police on high alert ahead of High Holidays

| September 18, 2009 | 0 Comments



West Bank placed under general closure, police to boost activity in crowded areas, synagogues to be secured by volunteers, and traffic police to be deployed throughout country to ensure safe, peaceful holidays. The security establishment was on high alert Friday, the eve of Rosh Hashana. The West Bank was put under a general closure at […]




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