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One Day Later, Jews In Har Nof Return to Prayer

After an attack that left five dead, services resume. Regaining normalcy is the goal.

11/19/2014
Staff Writer

One day after the attack on Bnei Torah synagogue in Har Nof that left five dead and seven injured, some in critical condition, about 30 worshippers returned to the synagogue Wednesday morning to resume prayer services. 

Kehilat Bnei Torah in Har Nof, Jerusalem. Friends of Kehilat Bnei Torah

Shul Attack Seen As Game Changer

Israelis brace for escalation in wake of brazen killings in West Jerusalem.

11/19/2014
Israel Correspondent

While Israel mourned the four rabbis murdered at the Torat Moshe yeshiva in Jerusalem this week, the country’s security forces announced new measures to protect the public and Israelis braced for an escalation of Israeli-Palestinian violence.

Site of massacre: The scene Tuesday morning at the Torat Moshe yeshiva complex in the Har Nof neighborhood in West Jerusalem.

A Timeline Of Attacks On Synagogues

11/18/2014
Staff Writer

This week’s fatal terrorist attack on the Torat Moshe yeshiva-synagogue in the Har Nof neighborhood of Jerusalem was the latest act of violence against a Jewish house of worship in recent decades. Among the other ones are:

Rabbi Moshe Twersky Among Yeshiva Attack Victims

11/18/2014
Staff Writer

Jerusalem — Rabbi Moshe Twersky has been identified as one of the four people, three with American citizenship, killed Tuesday in a Jerusalem synagogue during morning services.

5 Israelis Killed In Terror Attack On Jerusalem Synagogue

Two Palestinian assailants armed with a gun, axes and knives murdered four worshippers during the morning prayer service.

11/18/2014

Four Israelis were killed in a terror attack during morning prayers at a Jerusalem synagogue and a police officer was killed in a shoot-out with the attackers afterwards.

Four killed in a terror attack in Jerusalem. United Hatzalah.

Pepper Spray Now A Hot Commodity

On the Jerusalem street, coping with tensions — and wondering if the ‘Third Intifada’ has begun.

11/12/2014
Israel Correspondent

Jerusalem — It’s pepper spray time here.

In a sign of the increasingly tense times, where a string of terror attacks in the city and beyond have rattled residents, members of a Jerusalem listserv signed up for bulk orders of pepper spray; they were hoping, presumably, that the spray could stop a terrorist from carrying out an attack. Others asked fellow members how to legally procure a gun permit.

Jerusalem police have placed cement blocks at light-rail stations. Michele Chabin/JW

Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Man In West Bank During Rioting

11/11/2014

Jerusalem — Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian man during clashes with rioters near Hebron in the West Bank.

Young Woman Killed, 2 Injured In West Bank Stabbing Attack

11/10/2014

Jerusalem — A young woman was killed and two others were injured in a stabbing attack in the West Bank.

The Monday evening attack occurred at the Alon Shvut junction in the Gush Etzion bloc of settlements, where the three Israelis were waiting for rides.

Israeli media have given differing accounts of the age of the fatality, saying she was between 14 and 25. The others suffered light stab wounds.

Israeli Soldier Stabbed In Tel Aviv By Palestinian Assailant

11/10/2014

Jerusalem — An Israeli soldier was stabbed and seriously injured near a Tel Aviv train station in a terror attack.

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