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WDBJ7 ReporterMembers of a Roanoke congregation are shocked and disappointed after someone hacked their website. A hacking group called Ayyildiz based out of Turkey in the Middle East is responsible for the hack. The group's message read "Death to Israel" and we're...
Tags: Israel, Computer Crime, Religion and Belief
WDBJ7 ReporterImagine spring cleaning on steroids in a kitchen. It's a painstaking and thorough process; getting a house ready for Passover. Those who observe the holiday have to get all the products that have leavening products like yeast out of their homes. But...
Tags: Washington, DC, Breads, Passover, Holidays, Religion and Belief
ReporterIt's the first day and second night of Hanukkah. And, whether at home or in synagogues, those of the Jewish faith are taking time to observe the 8-day holiday in unique and festive ways. There are many customs associated with Hanukkah. From the...
A Roanoke Synagogue welcomed a special guest Sunday He's called a scribe, or "Sofer" in Hebrew. Today he visited the Beth Israel Synagogue to help with the preservation of the Torah Scroll, a handwritten version of the five books of Moses. The...
Tags: Religion and Belief, Torah, Religious Texts
ReporterHe's called a scribe, or "Sofer" in Hebrew. Today he visited the Beth Israel Synagogue to help with the preservation of the Torah Scroll, a handwritten version of the five books of Moses. The Torah Scroll is rolled up around two wooden shafts and is often...
Tags: Israel, Religion and Belief, Torah, Religious Texts
ReporterA Roanoke synagogue is being seen in a brand new light thanks to a popular artist. The Beth Israel Synagogue is located on Franklin Road. Local artist Eric Fitzpatrick was inspired by the beautiful building so he painted a piece he calls "Friday Night"....
Tags: Outer Banks, Religion and Belief
ReporterIt's called Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year and it’s just days away. The literal meaning of Rosh Hashanah is "head of the year". It marks a new beginning and is celebrated in very unique and visual ways. We spoke with Rabbi Fabian Werbin...
August 15 Goodbye They say all good things must come to an end. With that, I'm leaving WDBJ and the news business. I've accepted a position as the community relations coordinator for Roanoke City Schools. There are several reasons why I'm switching...
Mother Katz deli lunch is back in Roanoke. Beth Israel Synagogue brought back a tradition from more than 30 years ago. The lunch and bake sale used to be an annual event. This year, the lunch features kosher corned beef and turkey sandwiches with...
Care options I appreciate the Chicago Tribune for paying attention to an issue that my family has been faced with for quite some time: caring for the mentally ill. My brother has been dealt a bad hand in life. He has wild mood swings that without the...
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