A roundup of the most talked about political and global stories in the Jewish world this week:
"Berlin thinks it is making religious history as Muslims, Jews and Christians join hands to build a place where they can all worship. The House of One, as it is being called, will be a synagogue, a church and a mosque under one roof," reported BBC News. The announcement has provoked a strong response within the religious community: "Encouragingly, there seem to be signs of change in the form of slow but steady baby steps and hands of friendship being extended," said Sameera Ehteram at Carbonated.TV. "Here’s hoping that the project will bring produce results and a future of tolerance and interfaith harmony," she concluded. But some have questions about whether this is what God intended.
Jewish demonstrators held a moment of silence before the Argentina-Iran World Cup game last week, according to the Associated Press. It was led in commemoration of the unsolved bombing attack 20 years ago at a Buenos Aires Jewish center that left 85 dead. Some blame Iran for the attack. The game on Saturday marked the first time the two countries had face each other since Argentina’s deadliest bombing ever, according to Latin Times, and similar protests reportedly occurred elsewhere in the world.