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Jerusalem to rebuild iconic synagogue destroyed in 1948

1948 Synagogue

PHOTO: TIFERETH ISRAEL ARCHIVES

JERUSALEM - The Jerusalem Municipality awarded initial approval to a plan to rebuild the Tiferet Israel synagogue in the Old City’s Jewish Quarter, a magnificent domed synagogue from the 19th century which was destroyed in the 1948 War of Independence.

The project will recreate the three-story-tall synagogue as well as the iconic dome on the top, with only minor changes to the original, such as the introduction of an elevator to make the building more accessible.

Jesus heals Simon Peter's mother-in-law

TEXT: MARK 1:29-34.

Still in Capernaum, Jesus and his four disciples (Simon (Peter), Andrew, James and John) leave the synagogue where Jesus had just cast devils out of a worshiper, and proceed to the home of Simon and Andrew.

Now, in this passage of scripture, we see Jesus heal Simon's mother-in-law, followed by an evening of healing and deliverance of a large crowd of people afflicted with diseases or demons

Jesus casts out religious demons

TEXT: Mark 1:21-28

Here in this passage, we have poof that the devil goes to church.

Setting the scene: Mark writes that Jesus has been baptized by John the Baptist, then tempted by Satan in the wilderness. After that, John the Baptist is imprisoned, and Jesus begins his ministry by calling  four fishermen to be disciples:  Simon (Peter), his brother Andrew, and James and John, who also brothers and the sons of Zebedee.

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