Notre Dame

Looking at the distressing images of Notre Dame going up in flames, I cannot help but think of those many synagogues that were torched by the Nazis and their supporters under very different circumstances on Krystallnacht in 1938. This was my late father’s Liberal synagogue in Breslau. It was never rebuilt and a modest plaque marks the site.

About the Author
Rabbi Boyden was educated and received his rabbinical ordination in London, England. Having served as the rabbi of Cheshire Reform Congregation for thirteen years, he made aliyah with his family in 1985. He has established Reform congregations in Ra'anana and Hod Hasharon and previously served as director of the Israel Reform Movement's Beit Din.
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