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Terry Spencer

Terry Spencer is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Terry Spencer

Sisters in Florida condo collapse buried in same coffin

By Kelli Kennedy, Terry Spencer — July 7, 2021
SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — The bodies of two young sisters pulled from the rubble of a Florida condo building — so tiny that the 4 and 11-year-olds were placed in the same casket — were buried alongside their parents Tuesday, their white coffin draped with innocent pink and purple ribbons. Lucia Guara, “Lulu bear,” loved […]

Jewish community prays for miracles after condo collapse

By Kelli Kennedy, Terry Spencer, Luis Andres Henao — June 26, 2021
SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — Numerous members of an Orthodox synagogue are among those missing after the collapse of a seaside condominium tower in Surfside, Florida. The town is home to a large Jewish community, where the families often crowd the sidewalks before sunset as they walk to services for the Sabbath. Rabbi Sholom D. Lipskar, […]
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