Tag: synagogue

NYPD’s Israeli Detective Warns Of Hamas Splinters

| September 17, 2009 | 0 Comments



A former Israeli paratrooper now working for the NYPD in Tel Aviv told Jewish leaders here on Monday that Hamas splinter groups are a growing security threat, struggling to upset a delicate ceasefire with Israel. “In the Gaza Strip, we have seen the creation of ex-Hamas splinter groups who feel that Hamas has gotten soft […]




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Houses Of Worship Open Doors To Swine Flu

| September 17, 2009 | 0 Comments



Through the eyes of the H1N1 virus, a Catholic church is a playground. The font of holy water near the church entrance is a great place for the virus to leap from one person to another. The passing of the peace, during which parishioners shake hands, is yet another favorite place for the virus. And […]




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Six arrested in Turkey for synagogue bombings

| September 17, 2009 | 0 Comments



WASHINGTON (JTA) — Six people were detained in Istanbul in connection with several suicide bombings, including of two synagogues. The six were charged Wednesday for their alleged roles in the 2003 al-Qaida attacks on synagogues and an HSBC bank branch that left dozens dead, Ynetnews.com reported. Trucks crashed into two synagogues in Istanbul carrying explosives, […]




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Russia: Skinheads firebomb synagogue

| September 15, 2009 | 0 Comments



Four arrested in far-eastern city of Khabarovsk for throwing Molotov cocktails at temple’s window, police officer’s home. Suspects face arson charges that carry five-year sentence. Meanwhile, anonymous persons vandalize 58 gravestones in Jewish cemetery in Argentina AFP and Ynet Published: 09.14.09, 16:33 / Israel Jewish Scene A group of Russian skinheads have been detained for […]




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Extra security at synagogue after vandalism attack

| September 15, 2009 | 0 Comments



SEATTLE — Seattle police say swastikas were painted over the weekend on two synagogues and on sidewalks in a south Seattle neighborhood, and that officers are treating it as malicious harassment. Eli Varon, vice president of the Sephardic Bikur Holim Congregation, says eleven swastikas were painted Saturday or early Sunday on that synagogue and on […]




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NYPD Holds Security Briefing Ahead Of ‘High Holy Days’

| September 15, 2009 | 0 Comments



Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly on Monday presided over the annual “High Holy Days briefing” held by the New York City Police Department in advance of the upcoming Jewish religious observances beginning with Rosh Hashanah. He was joined by Chief Chaplain Rabbi Dr. Alvin Kass and detectives from the NYPD Intelligence Division who provided information […]




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Seward Park area synagogues defaced with swastikas

| September 13, 2009 | 0 Comments



Sometime Saturday night or early Sunday, someone painted red swastikas on two synagogues in the Seward Park neighborhood, according to Seattle Police and synagogue members. Sarah Rivkin, a member of the Bikur Cholim Machzikay Hadath synagogue on Morgan Street, saw the graffiti Sunday morning, and said the side entrance had a swastika and the words […]




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French minister discusses arson attack against Jewish school with community leader

| September 10, 2009 | 0 Comments



PARIS (EJP)—French Interior Minister Brice Hortefeux discussed with a Jewish community leader the security issue for Jewish sites in France ahead of upcoming Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur.  During the meeting, the minister also raised the arson attack against a Jewish school which happened on the same day in the southern France’s […]




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Synagogue Fire Prompts Crime Stoppers Reward

| September 8, 2009 | 0 Comments



OMAHA, Neb. — Authorities have sought the public’s help in finding arsonists who set a playground ablaze at a Jewish synagogue. The fire broke out on July 30 at Beth Israel Synagogue near 126th and Pacific streets. The fire destroyed the playground. Nothing at the crime scene indicated the arsonists targeted the playground because it […]




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Anti-Semitic slur defaces synagogue

| September 2, 2009 | 0 Comments



Someone wrote an anti-Semitic slur on the side of an Annapolis synagogue over the weekend, city police said. Police were called to Congregation Kneseth Israel on Spa Road at about 8 p.m. Sunday after a representative of the synagogue reported graffiti written in pencil on a wall nearest the entrance to the facility. Police found […]




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Jewish leaders concerned about targeting by G-20 protesters

| August 27, 2009 | 0 Comments



Some local Jewish leaders fear protesters might target synagogues and other locales connected to their faith during the G-20 summit. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, high holy days in the Jewish faith, bookend the G-20, scheduled Sept. 24-25 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. "It is not good timing," said Lynette Letterman, City Council […]




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Pittsburgh Synagogues Fear G-20 Violence On Jewish Holidays

| August 23, 2009 | 0 Comments



PITTSBURGH — The religious holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur will be bookended around the G-20 economic summit in Pittsburgh next month, and some in the city’s Jewish community fear they could be singled out for violence by protesters.   The G-20 is scheduled for Sept. 24-25 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center […]




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Investigation ongoing into synagogue bomb threats

| August 21, 2009 | 0 Comments



LONG BRANCH — Federal and local authorities are still seeking information about bomb threats that emptied three synagogues in Long Branch and Deal last week. According to the Deal Police Department, on Aug. 4 at approximately 8:10 p.m. an anonymous telephone call was received reporting that bombs were about to explode in three local synagogues, […]




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ADL official describes anti-Semitic ‘explosion’

| August 20, 2009 | 0 Comments



An official of the Anti-Defamation League sees an “explosion” of anti-Semitism around the world, centered in Europe and the Arab world but also finding its way into the United States through sporadic violence and heightened anti-Jewish rhetoric. Kenneth Jacobson, deputy national director of the ADL, spoke Aug. 11 at Temple B’nai Abraham in a talk […]




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Lakewood homes, synagogue target of burglaries

| August 20, 2009 | 0 Comments



LAKEWOOD — Two burglaries, an attempted burglary and an act of vandalism were reported in the Westgate Community between 6:32 and 9:51 a.m. Wednesday, police said.   The first incident reported was at the Bais Medrash Synogogue, 47 Kelm Woods Ave., where someone entered through an unlocked rear window, disturbed several sacred items and took […]




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