Judaism

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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A Jewish Ritual Collides With Mother Nature

March 5, 2010

Author: Samuel G. Freedman

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/06/us/06religion.html

Last Saturday morning, as a blizzard sputtered out its last squalls over Passaic, N.J., Chaya Leah Smolen sent her husband and several children off to synagogue. She issued the children a message that might seem to contradict the essence of winter motherhood: do not carry any tissues.

To that admonition, she added others. The children...

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Jews, Muslims Worry Body Scanners Violate Religious Laws

March 3, 2010

Author: Omar Sacirbey

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnstext/jews_muslims_say_body_scanners_violate_religious_laws/

Canadian lawyer Kerry Gearin is planning to fly to Washington, D.C., this summer for a conference on Islamic family law, but the full-body scanners being deployed in some U.S. airports make her wonder if she’ll be forced to leave her modesty...

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Germany’s Mega Passion Play Is Back, And Jews Are Watching Carefully

February 24, 2010

Author: Niels Sorrells

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnstext/germanys_mega_passion_play_is_back_and_jews_are_watching/

With its focus on the last days of Jesus’ life, a Passion play should, by its nature, arouse passions. But here, the world’s most famous Passion play keeps stirring the wrong kind.

As it has almost every 10 years since...

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Del.'s 1st Jewish Gov. Hangs Mezuzah At Mansion

February 24, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: WJZ

Wire Service: AP

http://wjz.com/wireapnewsmd/Delaware.s.1st.2.1516477.html

Delaware's first Jewish governor has hung a mezuzah at his home — the governor's mansion in Dover.

The small ornamental boxes containing a prayer scroll are commonly affixed to entrances of Jewish homes. Rabbi Peter Grumbacher affixed the mezuzah to a door post at Woodburn on Tuesday...

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Makeshift Bomb Thrown At Cairo Synagogue, No Dead

February 21, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Yahoo News

Wire Service: AP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100221/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_egypt_synagogue_attack

A man hurled a suitcase containing a makeshift bomb at Cairo's main downtown synagogue in the early hours Sunday morning, but there were no injuries or damage, police said.

According to the police report, a man entered a hotel located on the fourth floor...

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Bomb Threat And Anti-Semitic Slur Delay Jewish-Themed Russian Opera Premiere

February 20, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: European Jewish Press

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.ejpress.org/article/news/42487

The premiere of a Jewish-themed opera in Saint Petersburg was delayed Thursday after an unknown person threatened to blow up the theatre, police said.   

The historic Mikhailovsky theatre had been due to present a staging of "The Jewess" by French composer Jacques Fromental Halevy when it received the...

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