Miraculously, the core of the moshav was unscathed by the fire that tore through private residences. The beautiful blue interior of the shul is preserved and intact.
Shlomo Carlebach was once revered as a prophet of sorts, and his melodies are still regularly heard in synagogues, but allegations of sexual misconduct and abuse have dogged his legacy for decades.
One would think that at a time of political turmoil and security tensions, readers might be a little less picky about transliteration, which, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.
The musical ‘Soul Doctor’ spins the tale of Shlomo Carlebach