Judaism

'Three Faiths' At New York Public Library

October 22, 2010

Author: Edward Rothstein

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/23/arts/design/23faiths.html?_r=2&ref=religion_and_belief

The sweep of the new exhibition at the New York Public Library — “Three Faiths: Judaism, Christianity, Islam” — is stunning. It stretches from a Bible found in a monastery in coastal Brittany that was sacked by the Vikings in the year 917, to a 1904...

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New Web Life for the Dead Sea Scrolls

October 18, 2010

Author: Isabel Kershner

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/20/world/middleeast/20scrolls.html?ref=religion_and_belief

The scribes who wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls could not have imagined their texts’ one day being Googled.

 

But the Israel Antiquities Authority, the custodian of the scrolls, the 2,000-year-old biblical and apocryphal texts discovered last century in...

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Crossroads Of Antiquity Can’t Decide On New Path

October 18, 2010

Author: Steven Lee Myers

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/20/world/middleeast/20ezekiel.html?ref=religion_and_belief

This small town, shaded by date palms on a bend of the Euphrates River, has been revered as a holy place for centuries — by Jews, by Muslims and, for periods of peace, at least, by both. “The old democracy,” as the local police chief put it.

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ADL Leaders Defend Opposition to Mosque Near Ground Zero

October 7, 2010

Author: David Abel

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2010/10/adl_president_d.html?p1=News_links

Abraham H. Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, was confronted at the organization’s annual meeting today in Boston by members who suggested his opposition to a proposed Islamic center near the site of the terrorist attacks in New York has sullied the...

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Interfaith Artists to Feature Exhibit In Rockville

October 6, 2010

Author: Mimi Liu

Source: Gazette.net

http://www.gazette.net/stories/10062010/rocknew220306_32550.php

A group of Jewish and Muslim artists has put aside religious differences and ideologies to create an interfaith art exhibit highlighting the similarities between the beliefs.

 

"Art Without Borders: A Celebration of Humanity" will open today and run through Oct. 17 at the Executive Office Building in downtown Rockville...

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Jewish Settlers Replace Korans Burnt In West Bank

October 5, 2010

Author: Joseph Nasr

Source: Reuters

http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/10/05/jewish-settlers-replace-korans-burnt-in-west-bank/

Jewish settlers on Tuesday gave new copies of the Koran to Palestinians in a West Bank village whose mosque was burned in an attack blamed by Palestinians on militants in the settler movement.

 

Several copies of Islam's holy book were scorched in the...

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Basic Religion Test Stumps Many Americans

September 28, 2010

Author: Laurie Goodstein

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/28/us/28religion.html?ref=religion_and_belief

Americans are by all measures a deeply religious people, but they are also deeply ignorant about religion.

 

Researchers from the independent Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life phoned more than 3,400 Americans and asked them 32 questions about the Bible, Christianity and...

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In Mezuzas, a Custom Inherited By Gentiles

September 17, 2010

Author: Ann Farmer

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/18/nyregion/18mezuzahs.html?ref=religion_and_belief

The doorways inside 30 Ocean Parkway, an Art Deco building in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, are studded with mezuzas of all sizes and styles: plastic, pewter, simple, gaudy, elegant.

 

Eva Gasteazoro, who was raised Catholic, discovered a mezuza on her Brooklyn apartment when...

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In Mezuzas, a Custom Inherited By Gentiles

September 17, 2010

Author: Ann Farmer

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/18/nyregion/18mezuzahs.html?ref=religion_and_belief

The doorways inside 30 Ocean Parkway, an Art Deco building in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, are studded with mezuzas of all sizes and styles: plastic, pewter, simple, gaudy, elegant.

 

Eva Gasteazoro, who was raised Catholic, discovered a mezuza on her Brooklyn apartment when...

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Rabbis Reach Out to Prisoners, Soldiers for Yom Kippur

September 16, 2010

Author: Jaweed Kaleem

Source: The Miami Herald

http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/09/16/1828829/rabbis-reach-out-to-prisoners.html

In a small, bustling office tucked into an Orthodox synagogue in Surfside, a dozen men and women spent Thursday stuffing FedEx boxes with the markings of Jewish worship: Hebrew prayer books, camouflage yarmulkes, shawls and shofars.

 

It was crunch time at Aleph Institute,...

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