Judaism

US Exhibit Shows Complex Christian-Jewish Ties In Medieval Spain

March 31, 2010

Author: Chris Herlinger

Source: Ecumenical News International

http://www.eni.ch/featured/article.php?id=3955

 

An exhibit in New York illuminates the complex relationship between Christians and Jews in medieval Spain and shows that producing art was often a cooperative, interfaith enterprise. The exhibit, "Uneasy Communion: Jews, Christians, and the Altarpieces of Medieval Spain," at the Museum of Biblical Art, does not...

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Interfaith Seder Provides Plenty Of Food for Thought

March 26, 2010

Author: Jeff Strickler

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/faith/89275707.html?elr=KArksLckD8EQDUoaEyqyP4O:DW3ckUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUUsZ

Although only in its third year, the annual Passover seder sponsored by the St. Paul Interfaith Network can be declared a resounding success. In fact, had anyone else shown up for last weekend's program, they would have ended up...

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A Synagogue’s Unveiling Exposes a Conundrum

March 21, 2010

Author: Michael Slackman

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/22/world/middleeast/22egypt.html?src=me

Down a winding alley, deep in a quiet neighborhood of rutted roads and donkey carts, where food vendors sold cheap sandwiches and children chased after a soccer ball, an extraordinary moment passed here with little notice: Jews and Muslims, Israelis and Egyptians sat together and celebrated their shared...

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Matzah And Mass: Interfaith Families Tackle Their Passover-Easter Dilemma

March 18, 2010

Author: Amanda Pazornik

Source: San Francisco Jewish Community Publications

http://www.jweekly.com/article/full/57478/matzah-and-mass-interfaith-families-tackle-their-passover-easter-dilemma/

When Cathy Polinsky and Russell Belfer host a seder at their San Mateo home, the Haggadah at everyone’s place is, in a way, a reflection of the group assembled around the table. 

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Islamic Society Will Return to Interfaith Conference Of Greater Milwaukee

March 16, 2010

Author: Annysa Johnson

Source: Journal Sentinel

http://www.jsonline.com/features/religion/87990642.html

The Islamic Society of Milwaukee, which suspended participation in the area's largest interfaith group over an incident late last year, said it will return to the organization and begin talks aimed at ensuring such slights don't occur in the future.

The society, which represents about 15,000 Muslims, distanced itself from the...

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Williamsburg Jewish Students Visit Hampton Mosque And Islamic Center

March 14, 2010

Author: Prue Salasky

Source: Daily Press

http://www.dailypress.com/features/family/dp-gl_mosquevisit_0314mar14,0,433822.story

Friends Heba Elkobaitry, a Muslim of Egyptian heritage, and Nancy Lazarus, a Reform Jew from Maryland, have big goals for interfaith understanding. Members of an informal five-member "faith club" with three Christians on the Virginia Peninsula, the pair work together in the...

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State Department Criticizes Iran for Persecuting Religious Minorities

March 13, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CNN

http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/meast/03/13/us.iran.religious.persecution/index.html

The State Department condemned Iran's persecution of religious minorities on Friday following the Iranian authorities' detention of Baha'is and Christians in recent months.

Iranian authorities have detained more than 45 Baha'is in the last four months, and as many as 60 Baha'is are imprisoned in...

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One Jewish And One Muslim Holiday to Be Added to School Calendar

March 11, 2010

Author: Matt Sutkoski

Source: Burlington Free Press

http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20100311/NEWS02/100310036/One-Jewish-and-one-Muslim-holiday-to-be-added-to-school-calendar

The Burlington School Board has voted to add two holidays to future school calendars to give students time off on Jewish and Muslim holy days, but board members say the changes won...

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Egypt to Pay for Restoration Of All Synagogues

March 10, 2010

Author: Hadeel Al-Shalchi

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hfV1Vro5CdizKV0ZAJgOMhG1p55wD9EB8K100

Egypt will shoulder the costs of restoring the country's Jewish houses of worship said the culture minister Tuesday, two days after a historic synagogue in Cairo's ancient Jewish quarter was rededicated in a private ceremony.

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