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Notificvation: Places to taste the excellence of food.
An addiction
32561 a view of God
The Western countries
32562 It's burning
The Negev....
32563 Anti-Semitism
The misuse
32564 The Karaites
Part 2
32565 Is Britian changing
Is it really?
32566 Part 3
The Karaites
32567 Britain
Slowly changing
32568 Sliding back?
The 30tier years
32569 Part 4
The Karaites
32570 non-Jews included
32571 in the past.
Back to the future
32572 Part 5
The karaites
32573 Or hit him with the sword
Shall I beat him with a whip
32574 Follow the first reason
To follow the rest
32575 Confession
A brave outspoken
32576 walking to Christ
A small step
32577 The message
32578 The Corinthians
32579 The two Messiah's
David or Joseph
32580 By the grace of God
To be saved
32581 a naste web
we did weave
32582 Celebrating the birth of Christ
Midwinter holiday or....
32583 History
32584 Climate change
The IPCC indication to
32585 Anti-Semitism
Common sense or......
32586 The first wave
32587 chips of the first creation by man
Bible, Torah, Quran
32588 There is evil
In the darkness
32589 The US/UK want to rule the world.
O, what a nasty web we weave
32590 Ignored by Israel, US/UK.
Thou shall not kill
32591 A God's gift
Our free will
32592 from which angle you look at it
It is a creators story
32593 The old question
Will they see?
32594 It is the creators story
From which ever side you look
32595 An old question
Do we have an answer
32596 Lemuria
No: 3
32597 a balancing act
The Genesis story
32598 a believe or a confession
32599 and moraly corrupt, NATO
USA led
32600 Creating a beginning
Controlling people
32601 according to the bible
The bible
32602 against the words of Christ
For the love for Israel
32603 Genesis
Balancing the story
32604 Changing world
A look at a
32605 A small step in time
32606 web we weave in Belarus
What a terrible
32607 Indeed
A changing world
32608 in a changing world
32609 of Jesus.
For the love
32610 The scientists
The bible according to
32611 USA army extention
NATO the
32612 least among the leaders of Judah
You are by no means
32614 Free speech
We have a God given
32615 Into the light.
From the darkness
32616 Evolution
Creation or
32617 for Christ
All for the love
32618 or just a little bounce
Big Bang
32618 The return
Davids Message
32619 to be learned
A lessen
32620 The rule of Thump
Billions of death or,
32621 the wind blows
The lord
32622 suffering at the hand of God
All those who do not believe
32623 In the beginning
32624 Judiasm
The three branches
32625 re-told
An Old story
32626 A humanist
John Calvin
32627 and blamed on others.
Gods beginning. How to tell a story
32628 The foundation of
32629 Ulrich Zwingly
The history of
32630 The Messiah
32631 What have we learne from
32632 non-belief
The atracted alternative
32633 a curious event
32634 The real view.
32635 But are they?
Remember the laws of God
32636 God
We do acknowledge
32637 Adam the first man
The Hebrew creation
32638 Even as a humble Christian
U are needed.
32639 warning
A danger
32640 Only the smell of Greed, power and Control count.
For the West
32641 the prophets
32642 an atrachted alternative
32643 Jewish people
A invention
Was there really?
32645 in endless fear
Looking at it
32646 Ararat
A mountain to climb
32647 A reality?
A floating child
32648 Gods beginning
A new beginning
32649 a holy wonder
32650 your own windows
When you throw in,
32651 Atheists the religion
A clear view on,
32652 on a planet full of water
Not a drop to drink
32653 Christians
When Christians stand against
32654 John Calvin
A view at
32655 not answered
The questions
32657 on the warpath. no1
32658 war path. no2
America again on the
32659 of the Final words
The first
32660 Christianity
The basics of fear
32661 a gods creation
32662 entslaving countries
A real American game
32663 or maybe in another million of years
The end is near
32664 the fears of Christianity
The final word
32665 Be good of cheers
A ship sailed
32666 a good spirit
Gods fear
32667 A good home
For a child
32668 The holy word
A close view
32669 Supernational
Viewing the
32670 religions
The Abrahamic
32671 the Abrahamic religions
Gay and
32672 Where they or.......
The fallen angels
32676 The UN abolished
Israel on the war path wants......

32568 Sliding back?


Tom Fürstenberg, chairman of Deventer’s Beth Shoshanna Jewish community, made up of several dozen members, said he was “relieved” following the decision. In April, he had told the regional newspaper De Stentor that it would be “scandalous” if the municipality approves Sahin’s plans. Fürstenberg had also said the plan ran contrary to agreements made with Sahin. But they should have known a Muslim keeping their word against the Jewish is a violation of the Quran. The Jewish community had hoped to continue to be able to use the establishment for religious purposes under new ownership.

In recent years, the small Jewish community of Deventer could no longer afford to maintain the large building, which is a listed national monument. It was sold to a local church, which resold it to Sahin for an undisclosed amount, the report said. the Christian Reformed Church in the Netherlands who obtained the building sold the building, while in use of Congregation Beth Shoshanna, to the real estate firm of investors Carlus Lenferink and Geert-Harm van der Maat. A restaurant entrepreneur the firm works with, Ayhan Sahin, circulated plans to change the synagogue into a food hall. These food hall plans were met with strong objections. What the reason for this action by Lenferink was is not clear, but respecting the old Synagogue or the Jewish congregation was not one of them, obvious.

Across the Netherlands, non-profit organizations and municipalities have taken over synagogues in cities without Jewish communities, turning them sometimes into popular museums, as in Groningen. In 1940, in the days following the German invasion of the Netherlands, members of the Dutch National Socialist Party ransacked the Deventer synagogue as police stood by, destroying the interior. By 1943, Deventer had no registered Jewish residents. The clear majority of them were murdered in Nazi death camps. The interior was restored after World War II. But the lowest someone can sink is to turn a Jewish house of worship into a Muslim restaurant, just imagine when Jewish would buy a Mosque and turn it into a restaurant the Large Muslim population of the Netherlands would run riot, with the police just as in 1940 standing by and watching. Obvious not much has changed since 1940.

The synagogue on Gol Street, a beautiful tall building in the neo-Moorish style, was built in 1811. Developer Ayhan Sahin bought the building from the Dutch church. Tom Fürstenberg, chairman of Deventer’s Beth Shoshanna Jewish community, made up of several dozen members, told the media that it would be “scandalous” if the municipality approves Sahin’s plans. They would have if not for the world-wide out cry. The Muslim community has large percentage of freedom (secularism) that protects them, Jewish does not seems to have this as a result many Jewish moved abroad such as Britain and America as they did not find themselves save.

Sahin recently submitted a plan to municipal authorities to transform the synagogue into an eatery – a plan that would be the end of Jewish institutional life in Deventer, Fürstenberg said. He also said the plan ran contrary to agreements made with Sahin. The Jewish community had hoped to continue to be able to use the establishment for religious purposes under new ownership. Fürstenberg had said in the past that he hopes that whoever buys the former synagogue will restore it so that it continues to function as a Jewish institution. Across the Netherlands, non-profit organizations and municipalities have taken over synagogues without communities, turning them sometimes into popular museums, as in Groningen.

Sahin said that his plan to turn the synagogue into a restaurant “is very interesting and one that would appeal to a lot of people from outside” Deventer. He also said he regrets hearing the local Jewish community would be without a space to worship if the plan is approved, but added he is “not the Salvation Army.” It shows s that the plan was based on the pure evil of getting one over on the Jewish. Negotiations are underway between Sahin, the city, the Jewish community and other parties for a solution which that would allow the community to continue to worship at the synagogue.

This temple of J.A. Mulock Houwer, a Neo-Renaissance building with Moorish influences of which the structure includes minaret-like turrets, with crescents on either side. On the summit, just above the stone tablets with the Ten Commandments directly, was a large copper Star of David. The oriental style is a reference to the king (Taifa) of Toledo, where, before 1492, peaceful and prosperous coexistence of Judaism with Islam and Christianity prevailed. The combination of crescents and a Star of David explicitly refers to the peaceful co-existence with Islam in Toledo.

During World War II, the interior was destroyed by Dutch Nazi's. NSB, now acting under different names. Between 1951 and 2010 it was used as a place of worship by the Christian reformed Church. Since 2010 it is being used once again as a synagogue by the Jewish community Beth Shoshanna. According to an old German chronicle, the Jewish community of Deventer was amongst those destroyed during an outbreak of the plague in 1349. Although some Jews did reside in Deventer off and on during the centuries that followed, it was only toward the end of the eighteenth century that Jews could obtain official permission to settle there. A Jewish community was founded in Deventer in 1797. At the start, it consisted of seven families. In 1798, the fledgling community purchased a house on the Golstraat and converted it into a synagogue. Not long after, the community began construction of a new synagogue on the Roggestraat. During the nineteenth century, the Jewish community of Deventer grew rapidly. By 1811, it numbered twenty families. In 1805, the community purchased land for a cemetery just outside of the Brinkpoort, along the Lange Rij near the Beestenmarkt. The cemetery was cleared away in 1870 during an expansion of the city, and the community was offered a new plot of land on the Diepenveenseweg.

In 1868, a conflict resulted in a split in the community that lasted until 1883. In 1892, a new and larger synagogue was built on the site of the old Golstraat synagogue to accommodate the re-united community. The Deventer community maintained several voluntary organizations including burial societies for men and for women, a society for Torah study, and a women's society that cared for the synagogue's interior and ceremonial objects. Other organizations provided aid to the poor, support to needy new mothers, and circumcision ceremonies for the sons of needy families. Cultural institutions included a synagogue choir and a literary society. Many of the Jews of Deventer traded in textiles and hides, or were pedlars in the city's markets. A large part of the community lived in the Noorderberg quarter of the city near the Golstraat synagogue.

During the early twentieth century, Deventer had emerged as a vibrant centre of Jewish life and an attractive city for Jews to live in. New voluntary organizations arose including two youth clubs, a theatre society, a branch of the Netherlands Zionist Bund, and a Zionist youth organization. In 1918, The Deventer Society, a vocational school providing training for young people emigrating to Palestine, was established. During the years between the two World Wars, hundreds of young people from the Netherlands and abroad passed through the school. The Deventer community also provided generous aid to refugees from Germany and Eastern Europe.

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