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Sundown: A Shul Grows in Lebanon

Plus U.S. slams Israel over settlement announcement, and more

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Maghen Abraham in downtown Beirut.(Reuters/Haaretz)

• They managed to restore Beirut’s main synagogue, and it looks beautiful. [Reuters/Haaretz]

• The U.S. State Department condemned the announced approval of 850 more homes in West Bank settlements. [JTA/Forward]

• Jewish Ideas Daily is reliving the six days of the Six Day War on each of their 45th anniversaries. [JI Daily]

• The International Violence Against Women Act was introduced by three Jewish congressmen and –women. I feel like that’s something to be proud of. [JTA]

• The Hungarian government is trying to rehabilitate the reputation of an anti-Semitic World War Two-era fascist. [Forward]

• The Washington Nationals drafted a 17-year-old catcher who went to the nearby Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School. [JTA]

“Old Man River,” performed in Yiddishface.

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yevka says:

 http://972mag.com/nyt-got-it-wrong-netanyahu-opposed-bill-in-order-to-expand-settlements/47687/

julis123 says:

The synagogue looks great. Too bad the Lebanese Jews were ethnically cleansed along with the other 800,000 Jews from Arab countries. What a cynical sick joke this restoration project is.

yevka says:

This is a nice thing to see. But this is not:

 http://www.haaretz.com/blogs/a-special-place-in-hell/visit-jerusalem-s-new-museum-of-tolerance-feel-your-blood-boil.premium-1.434968

The desecration of an ancient Muslim cemetery in order to build a museum of tolerance? Shameful.

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Sundown: A Shul Grows in Lebanon

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