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.
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…
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.…
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…
Just inside the gate of the Shaar Hashomayim synagogue off Boulevard du Mont Royal, a gravestone bears an unusual Star of David, the sharp angles of its two opposing triangles — one reaching heavenward, the other aimed at the earth — softened into the shape of hearts. A dozen red roses scattered on the ground are signs of recent visitors, and an overflowing mound of stones on top, in keeping with the Jewish custom, is evidence of many more.
The footstone is engraved in Hebrew with the…
A rabbi living in the southern Swedish city of Malmo said that two teenagers who last year came to the local synagogue to threaten Jews apologized for their actions.
Moshe David HaCohen revealed the incident to the media for the first time in an interview by Sveriges Radio.
The high school students, whose identity was not disclosed in the report, waited outside the synagogue in December to confront Jews, HaCohen said. They threatened to “throw bombs” on them, then fled.
The Jewish community contacted nearby high schools, leading to the identification of the teens. The principal suggested that the teens apologize,…