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Jobar Synagogue(AFP)

• Two rockets fired from Gaza into Israel yesterday exploded near Sderot yesterday, causing no damage. [YNet]

• The 2,000-year-old Jobar synagogue in Damascus was looted and burnt to the ground over the weekend as the Syrian civil war rages across the capital. The temple was said to be built on the site where the prophet Elijah named Elisha his successor. [JTA]

• The stunning shooting death of a Texas county district attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, has drawn focus onto Texas’ rural Kaufman County, which is named for David Spangler Kaufman, a rare Jewish pioneer of Texas and the only Jewish member of Congress from Texas until the 1970s. [Forward]

• Jane Henson, co-creator of ‘The Muppets’ and wife of Jim Henson, has died at age 79. [CNN]

• Judith Lief, real estate agent to the stars, is selling late rapper Notorious B.I.G.’s childhood apartment. Asking price for Biggie’s Bed-Stuy’s digs? $725,000. [NYM]





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