Tag Archives: Synagogue

Parishioners Were on the Sidewalk Crying

Vandals strike Brooklyn Church, Synagogue. Details:  Police at the 68th Precinct were questioning a suspect in connection with a rash of attacks on religious institutions in Bay Ridge discovered early Tuesday morning. Four churches and a prep school were splattered … Continue reading

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Galilee’s Magdala Center

Uncovers well preserved Synagogue from the time of Jesus:  

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Samson Mosaic Excavated in Galilee Synagogue

Monumental synagogue building discovered in excavations in Galilee: A monumental synagogue building dating to the Late Roman period (ca. 4th-5th centuries C.E.) has been discovered in archaeological excavations at Huqoq in Israel’s Galilee. The excavations are being conducted by Jodi … Continue reading

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Lifting Torah Scrolls

BibleX: The Wall Street Journal online has an interesting article about the challenges of lifting Torah scrolls during synagogue services. You can read it here. I guess I can longer complain about the bulk and the weight of some of … Continue reading

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Synagogues in the Time of Jesus

On the Bible and Interpretation site is the essay: What did a synagogue of Jesus’ time look like? The New Testament gospels contain stories of Jesus visiting synagogues in Galilee.  Sometimes he even he taught in them or read scripture during … Continue reading

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