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September 12 2014

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Aron Kodesh finds new home at Yeshivat Noam

As written by Bernie Kabak of LSS: "...the Cohn Aron Kodesh could have been designed only by someone such as Eddie Jacobs, who knows Lincoln Square Synagogue intimately because it captures in its physical form so much of how Torah is taught at LSS."                  
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November 27 2013

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What's in a Shape?

Traditionally, a sanctuary environment contains a symbolic menorah or a pair, meant to recall the menorah that stood within the mishkan/tabernacle and ultimately in the Temple in Jerusalem. It is a symbol of the direct connection between our modern-day sanctuaries and the ancient Temple.                  
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November 7 2013

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Remembering Kristallnacht

The 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht this Saturday gives us a significant moment to take pause and not just remember the lives lost and property stolen and damaged on that night of broken glass in Nazi Germany and Austria, but rather to consider the most appropriate and meaningful ways we can remember the tragedy of the Holocaust today.                  
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May 31 2013

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Truth Wins - The Riga Conference on Holocaust memorialization in post-communist countries

There are many complex issues at play when dealing with the subject of Holocaust memorialization in post-Communist countries. First and foremost, it is crucial that governments enforce a zero-tolerance policy for all anti-Semitic and other xenophobic behavior.           
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April 16 2013

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Regarding "Memorial belongs" (Editorial, April 16)

Memorial sites should be chosen that promote sanctity and ceremony, not distraction or halfhearted attentiveness.                 
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April 15 2013

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Memory and place in remembering the Holocaust

...we build memorials under the sincere and well-intentioned guise of perpetuating a particular memory, it may be argued that the memorial may be the fastest way of divesting that memory. Even more disturbing is the possibility that this is precisely what we had intended.                 
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April 13 2013

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Air-Raid Sirens on Israel Memorial Day Evoke Clarion Call for Jewish People

There are those sounds, that when heard, instantaneously rouse within us trenchant thoughts and emotions frequently relegated to the deepest recesses of our psyche.                 
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April 8 2013

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Outsourcing Remembrance

On Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Memorial Day, we once again find ourselves urged to simultaneously remember, and also to never forget. Is there a distinction between the two?                 
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March 20 2013

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Synagogue Design: Beyond Stars of David

So much of Judaism -- its practice, its lore -- is vivid, pictorial drama. From the service in the Mishkan, to the great miraculous episodes that make up our history -- our culture is suffused with stunning and powerful visions and symbols replete with underlying significance and meaning.                 
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April 10 2013

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Edward Jacobs quoted in the Daily Beast's take on 'Jew in a Box'

To Jacobs, the installation is an example of "how we as humans connect with the past."                 
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