Temple Emanu-El’s action came a day after JTA and other media outlets wrote about the event.
My temple is looked to as a leader, but this Shabbat it led us away from a vision of Muslim-Jewish solidarity.
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An assortment of pro-Israel groups has issued a joint statement deploring the attack on a Jewish student at Temple University. It also criticized a pro-Palestinian campus organization, and urged universities to monitor it and other likeminded groups.
A punk rock musician taught Avi Shafran an unexpected lesson about Tisha B’Av. The rocker was bemused to hear that Jews still mourn the destruction of the temples.
The popular president of an Atlanta synagogue was idenitified yesterday as one of two people who died when his small plane crashed on Tuesday.
Yesterday evening marked the beginning of Tisha B’Av, the annual fast day which commemorates the destruction of the First and Second Temples and the subsequent exile of the Jews from the Holy Land.