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Moses Montefiore Temple


The Holocaust began 82 years ago this week with Kristallnacht, or “the night of broken glass.” Moses Montefiore in Bloomington on Monday participated in a worldwide remembrance of that night by illuminating its temple.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has taken an emotional toll on many, including single fathers and dads who don’t have full-time custody of their children. However, the leader of a state commission to provide positive involvement by both parents in their children’s lives says men have risen to the occasion.

Seats in a Jewish temple

Some churches in Bloomington-Normal are preparing to reopen, now that Gov. JB Pritzker has relaxed rules for places of worship during the pandemic. But others are still keeping their doors closed.

Seats in a Jewish temple

This week, many religiously observant people are trying to find extra meaning in the traditional messages of their faiths as they continue to face the coronavirus pandemic. For Christians, ministers have emphasized the coming of new life to offset the constraints of social distancing and stay-at-home orders.

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We think of chocolate as an unalloyed good. People rhapsodize over it. They say they would sooner go without, well, many things, than chocolate. Some even call it a religious experience.

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A new report from the Anti-Defamation League showed the number of anti-semitic attacks in the U.S. more than doubled from 2017 to 2018. Most recently, it was a shooting during a Passover service in San Diego.

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The Bloomington-Normal and Illinois State University communities gathered Thursday evening to mourn and rededicate themselves to good in the wake of the temple shootings in Pittsburgh.

Bloomington Temple To Hold Solidarity Shabbat

Oct 31, 2018
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Last weekend’s shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue is only the latest in a recent increase in threats toward the Jewish community. That's according to the Anti-Defamation League, which says antisemitic incidents rose 60 percent from 2016 to 2017.