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Moment white supremacist is engulfed in flames after pouring petrol on synagogue

This is the moment an arsonist set fire to a synagogue – but ensured an instant comeuppance – https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/moment-white-supremacist-engulfed-flames-17479751

Tristan Morgan, 51, was caught on camera pouring petrol on the religious building and set it alight.

But he is then seen taking the full blast of the explosion in his face in central Exeter, Devon.

The white supremacist was given an indefinite hospital order at the Old Bailey in London today.

He pleaded guilty to arson and two charges under the Terrorism Act, Plymouth Live says.

The footage, played…

Selma’s only synagogue has 4 members and is fighting for its life

(JTA) — Whenever the lone synagogue in Selma, Alabama, needs dusting, new…

French city celebrates planned reopening of Europe’s oldest Jewish building

The French city of Rouen will celebrate with an international symposium its renovation and planned reopening to the public of Europe’s oldest known Jewish building.

Next week’s conference titled “Medieval Judaism between Normandy and England” is focused on the Sublime House, the seat of a 12th-century yeshiva in the city of Rouen,  70 miles northwest of Paris.

The event coincides with the European Days of Jewish Culture series of events, taking place annually across the continent since 1999…

They Tried to Take Judaism Out of Synagogue Spaces. Now They’re Coming Back to Them.

Rabbi Dan Ain is taking a synagogue pulpit in San Francisco after a decade of creating Jewish programming outside of a synagogue space in New York City. (Courtesy of Ain)

NEW YORK (JTA) — For 10 years, Rabbi Dan Ain has tried to take Judaism out of the synagogue.

He’s convened Friday night prayers in auditoriums with musicians like Matisyahu and Lisa Loeb. He’s held Rosh Hashanah services in a bowling alley/concert venue.…

NFL star Antonio Brown’s mansion has a synagogue in it

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown owns an enormous mansion in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Inside, along with the dozen bedrooms and private movie theater, sits an in-home synagogue.

Brown isn’t Jewish, but he showed off the house (more accurately, one of his multiple houses) and impressive sneaker collection in an interview with Complex magazine on Monday.

“I got a lot of Jewish friends, and a synagogue is where you bless up,” he said when asked about it.

He may have Jewish friends who frequent the synagogue, but the house was originally built by Yizhak and Liat Toledano. Brown bought…