Synagogues & Rabbis

-Buzzy Gordon and Barry Goldsmith select “a minyan of remarkable synagogues known for their beauty or their place in history,� including Princes Road Synagogue and Choral Synagogue, with a capsule description and in most cases the URL of the shul’s website. (The Jerusalem Post)

-Rabbi Kenneth L. Cohen finds “A Prayer for Those Who Don’t Talk in Shulâ€? — with commentary. (Kerem)

-If a rabbi regularly holds worship services in his home, is his home a house of worship, and thus covered by zoning ordinances? And would it be OK to tape those coming and going to see just how many people this involves? (NJ Jewish News)

-A look at how synagogues are getting involved with local, grassroots social actions efforts, ranging from elder care to transportation to union issues. (The Nation)

-Marvin Marks shoots his daughter during a Rosh Hashana service, triggering a review of synagogue security policies and procedures, and an apology to Marvin Marks. (Texas Jewish Post)

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