Interfaith

Christians Embrace a Jewish Wedding Tradition

February 11, 2011

Author: Samuel G. Freedman

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/12/us/12religion.html?ref=religionandbelief

In a San Antonio chapel last August, after reciting their wedding vows and exchanging their rings, Sally and Mark Austin prepared to receive communion for the first time as husband and wife. Just before they did, their minister asked them to sign a document. It was a ketubah, a traditional Jewish...

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Sociologists to Research 'Who is a JewBu?'

February 3, 2011

Author: Charles Radin

Source: Brandeis NOW

http://www.brandeis.edu/now/2011/february/jewbus.html

Who are the JewBus? What is a JewBu?

 

These and other, more-sophisticated questions about the meeting of the distinctive cultures, traditions and practices of Judaism and Buddhism are being asked by two members of the Sociology faculty, Associate Professor Wendy Cadge and Assistant Professor Sara Shostak, in research they began...

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Dutch Jews Want Fast Punishment For Anti-Semitism

February 2, 2011

Author: Toby Sterling

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/02/AR2011020201514_pf.html

Jewish groups in the Netherlands called Wednesday for swifter punishment for Holocaust deniers as parliament debated how to combat rising anti-Semitism.

Among other measures, a Jewish umbrella organization said it wants...

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Religious Leaders Demand Apology From West for Anti-Islam Comments

February 2, 2011

Author: Sarah Posner

Source: The Religion Dispatches Magazine

http://www.religiondispatches.org/dispatches/sarahposner/4164/religious_leaders_demand_apology_from_west_for_anti-islam_comments/

An interfaith group of religious leaders has sent a letter to freshman Republican Allen West of Florida, calling him to apologize for anti-Islam remarks he made recently on an...

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51 Organizations Tell Congress that Hearings Targeting American Muslims Are Divisive

February 1, 2011

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Muslim Advocates

http://www.muslimadvocates.org/latest/51_organizations_tell_congress.html

Today, Muslim Advocates, working in coalition with 50 faith, civil rights and human rights organizations, formally asked Congressional leaders to object to divisive hearings targeting millions of American Muslims that House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King (R-NY) has called for later this month...

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Hsi Lai Temple Makes Preparations for Chinese New Year

January 31, 2011

Author: Richard Irwin

Source: The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_17253067

Bugs Bunny was a fount of wisdom for me in my younger years. The wisecracking rabbit always seemed to be one step ahead of all the other wacky cartoon characters. His life's philosophy subliminally wrapped up his catch phrase "What's up, Doc?"

 

The same may well be asked as the Hsi Lai Temple prepares for its biggest event of the year...

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