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Scolanova Synagogue

The Scolanova Synagogue is a medieval synagogue in Trani, Italy. It was built as a synagogue in the 13th century, confiscated by the church during a wave of antisemitism around the year 1380, converted for use as a church known as Santa Maria in Scolanova. In 2006, the building was returned to its original use. By 1380 all of the four synagogues in Trani had been converted to churches and the 310 Jews remaining in the city forcibly converted to Christianity; the four confiscated synagogues were renamed Santa Maria in Scolanova, San Leonardo Abate, San Pietro Martire, Santi Quirico e Giovita, once the Scolagrande synagogue. San Pietro was demolished. A plaque still visible on the northern wall of Sant'Anna explains that it was built on the site of a demolished synagogue in 1247. San Leonardo has undergone such extensive renovation. In 2006 the Scolanova Synagogue, standing as an empty and disused church since the 1950s, was de-consecrated and returned to the Jewish community; the individuals principally responsible for the reconsecration of the synagogue were Professor and Mrs. Francesco Lotoro, descendants of Italian Anusim.

Professor Lotoro is a pianist and conductor, who had studied the music of the Nazi concentration camps. The community now includes descendants of San Nicandro Jews. A old oil painting of St. Mary hangs in the niche that once held the torah ark; the Church has refused to allow the painting to be moved to a museum. Moreover, the building is a protected historic site, so the Jewish congregation is not allowed to move the painting; the solution has been to hang a large image of a menorah in front of the painting. The synagogue was converted for use as a church without significant alterations being made to the interior of the building; the Gothic synagogue is 49 by 21 feet. The barrel-vaulted ceiling is 36 feet high. There are three windows in the eastern wall, one on each side of the Torah Ark, one above it; the cut-stone surround. The ark was once reached by a flight of seven steps, it featured a central column. The building next door once contained the synagogue's women's gallery and, in the basement, the stairs and pool of the medieval mikveh which survive.

Sacerdoti, Annie. The Guide to Jewish Italy. Rizzoli. ISBN 0-8478-2653-8. Http://www.jewishitaly.org/detail.asp? ID=254 https://www.flickr.com/groups/synagogues/discuss/72157594418164779/ https://web.archive.org/web/20130828181737/http://charlesborlam.com/synagogue_in_trani.htm

Perfect Weapon (song)

"Perfect Weapon" is the second single by American rock band, Black Veil Brides, from their debut album We Stitch These Wounds released on June 8, 2010. The song was written by Andy Six before the first departure breakdown of the band; this is the last single to include drummer Sandra Alvarenga before her departure from the band. On September 22, 2011 "Perfect Weapon" was released as a downloadable song on the Rock Band Network; the video begins by showing the members of the band fixing their stage makeup and costumes. After all are ready, Andy Six is shown exhaling; the view changes to show Six stitching a wound on his mouth in the mirror with the other members behind him. The track "The Outcasts" is heard, with the image of the skeleton of a virgin the song begins. In the penultimate choir, a group of children behind them shouting "Go!" with Six all the children make a detour to the band, on having ended one sees Six kneeling down and praying, between the children there appears David Sasik, the young actor who appeared in the "Knives and Pens" music video.

CD single Black Veil BridesAndy Six – lead vocals Jake Pitts – lead guitar Jinxx – rhythm guitar Ashley Purdy – bass, backing vocals Sandra Alvarenga – drums, percussionProductionProduced by Don DeBiase Engineered by Johnny Burke Directed by Patrick Fogarty Perfect Weapon on BVB's Channel Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

Soori (actor)

Soori Muthuchamy is an Indian film actor and comedian who appears in Tamil films. He rose to fame after his role in the film Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu, in which the scene involving a parotta eating challenge earned him the nickname Parotta Soori, he has emerged into the limelight post his outstanding performance in films like Porali, Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam, Pandiya Naadu, Rajini Murugan and Sangili Bungili Kadhava Thorae. Soori moved from Madurai to Chennai in 1996 with the intention of becoming an actor in the Tamil film industry. After failing to get any roles, he took up work in the city as a cleaner to fund his acting ambitions, he was first introduced to a casting agent by an acquaintance called Sumathi in 1997, who had assisted Soori with his meals during his early days in Chennai. Soori subsequently made his first on-screen appearance in the village drama Maru Malarchi, where he stood in the background amongst a crowd. Soori continued to visit sets and convinced a member of Thotta Tharani’s art team to take him on as an apprentice.

From 1999 till 2003, Soori worked on multiple roles as a set assistant, photo plate apprentice, an electrician. He made occasional uncredited roles in films portraying a junior artiste who would appear in comedy scenes, appearing in films such as Ninaivirukkum Varai and Winner. Thirumathi Selvam - Amirtham, Selvam's assistant Pusphanjali Mythili Raja Rajeswari Kavyanjali Poovilangu Aachi International Enakkaga Vaa Vazhndhu Kaatukiren Jenmam X Veetuku Veedu Looty Soori on IMDb