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I used to take being safe at synagogue somewhat for granted—not anymore

The synagogue means different things to different people, but I never really felt unsafe there. After what happened in Pittsburgh, that feels naive

By Jack Mayorcas  

Front pages of New York newspapers on Sunday. Photo: PA

Synagogues mean lots of different things to different Jews around the world. The variety of their design and denomination make up an essential part of the rich tapestry of Jewish life around the world.

The synagogue is a place of worship, of sanctuary, of education, of friendship, a place to celebrate life and marriage, and to commemorate those who have died.

Like many secular Jewish people in the UK, Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) is one of the few…

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