The half-demolished old synagogue.(Stay the Demolition of 3411 West Lincoln Boulevard/Facebook)

Last month, Rachel Shteir reported in Tablet Magazine that the century-old Chicago building formerly home to Anshe Kanesses, a prominent and gorgeous Russian Jewish synagogue that at various times hosted Martin Luther King, Jr., and Golda Meir, was to be torn down.

Well, it’s happened. Alava shalom.

After Sheperd’s Demise, What’s Next for the City’s Other Sacred Ruins? [WBEZ]
Tumbling Down [Tablet Magazine]