Moscow (JTA) — After nearly a
year of relative calm, Moscow's
largest synagogue was the target
of a second attack in less than a
Seven shots from a BB gun
were fired at Moscow's Choral
Synagogue at about 11 p.m. on
Oct. 12, coming four days after
the Oct. 9 attempted bombing of
Four of the shots pierced the
glass windows of the synagogue's
In the Oct. 9 attack, a Molotov
cocktail was hurled into the syn-
agogue's entranceway but failed
to explode. Synagogue staff mem-
bers subsequently called the po-
lice, and a bomb squad arrived to
retrieve the unexploded Molotov
Police have so far failed to lo-
cate anyone responsible for either
of the attacks.
The dates of the two incidents .
correspond roughly with the be-
ginning and end of a recent con-
ference that brought 80 rabbis to
Moscow from all over the world
to discusS the future of Jewish life
in the former Soviet Union.
"There might be some connec-
tion," said Rabbi Pinchas Gold-
schmidt, chief rabbi of Moscow
and spiritual leader of the Choral
"I also know the police were
very concerned about the Octo-
ber memorial days (commemo-
rating last year's fight for control
of the Russian government, when
Russian tanks fired on the Par-
liament). So it might be connect-
ed to that, or to the upheaval in
the financial markets. Anything
is possible," said Rabbi Gold-
He said these attacks were the
first since last November.
Jerusalem (JTA) — Members of
the Knesset's Interior Commit-
tee visited the Temple Mount to
demonstrate Israel's firm control
over eastern Jerusalem.
The trip was organized, said
committee Chairman Yehoshua
Matza of Likud, in response to a
threat issued by Palestinian lead-
ers to close the gates of the Tem-
ple Mount if Jerusalem Mayor
Ehud Olmert accompanied Pres-
ident Clinton on a planned visit
to Jewish, Christian and Muslim
holy sites in the Old City.
18 K Gold and stainless Steel.
Water resistant to 90 ft.
32419 Northwestern Highway, Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334 810-855-0040
30% COLOR FILM PROCESSING
111 • M. 1
Ar..1 11 9 PI
WHEN YOU JOIN OUR
LA MN MCDMDMGOCDT
13pOw] 'Mc; Daa5000
ffJanGDcr,5w0 Oco. .11 Ma
'Better Picture Club."
PRINTS, FREE FILM
Or 20% Discount
Hite Overnight Special
gifts & toys inc.
28857 Orchard Lake Rd. (bet. 12 & 13 Mile) Farmington Hills
6784 Orchard Lake Rd.
( 1St Stoplight South 01 Maple )
Open Mon. - Sat. 9AM To 6PM