Judaism

Mormon Church, Jewish Leaders Tackle Proxy Baptism

September 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: National Public Radio

Wire Service: AP

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129588867

The Mormon church says it has changed its genealogical database to better prevent the names of Jews killed in Nazi concentration camps from being submitted for posthumous baptism by proxy.

In a joint statement issued Wednesday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day...

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The Spiritual Convergence of Rosh Hashanah, Eid al-Fitr And 9/11

August 30, 2010

Author: Rabbi Marc Schneier and Imam Shamsi Ali

Source: The Washington Post

http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/guestvoices/2010/08/the_spiritual_convergence_of_rosh_hashanah_eid_al-fitr_and_911.html

As American Muslims observe the last days of Ramadan and American Jews prepare to begin their observance of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, members of both faiths...

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The Spiritual Convergence of Rosh Hashanah, Eid al-Fitr And 9/11

August 30, 2010

Author: Rabbi Marc Schneier and Imam Shamsi Ali

Source: The Washington Post

http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/guestvoices/2010/08/the_spiritual_convergence_of_rosh_hashanah_eid_al-fitr_and_911.html

As American Muslims observe the last days of Ramadan and American Jews prepare to begin their observance of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, members of both faiths...

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Free Israel Tours Bolster Ties With Young US Jews

August 26, 2010

Author: Lisa Wangsness

Source: Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2010/08/26/free_israel_tours_bolster_ties_with_young_us_jews/?page=1

Michael Silverman, a 21-year-old Northeastern University student who grew up in Needham, had not thought about Israel much before this spring. An electrical engineering major, he was not interested in the...

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Muslims And Jews Gather In Cambridge to Break a Fast, And Raise Money for Pakistan Flood Victims

August 26, 2010

Author: Masha Rifkin

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/yourtown/news/cambridge/2010/08/muslims_and_jews_gather_in_cam.html

Two hundred Muslims and Jews gathered in Cambridge Monday evening to share an iftar: the evening meal that breaks the fast during Ramadan.

The dinner was organized jointly by the American Jewish Committee Boston chapter (AJC) and the American Islamic Congress (AIC) in...

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Rabbi's Beard Doesn't Make Cut

August 20, 2010

Author: Devlin Barrett

Source: The Wall Street Journal

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703791804575439591274461362.html

Rabbi Menachem Stern's stringy brown beard is hardly an unusual sight in his Brooklyn neighborhood. But in trying to become a chaplain in the U.S. Army, Mr. Stern has gotten tangled in a military bureaucracy that has made exceptions for other beards, but not his.

The 28-year-old...

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Mayor’s Stance on Muslim Center Has Deep Roots

August 12, 2010

Author: Michael Barbaro

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/13/nyregion/13bloomberg.html?hp

Michael R. Bloomberg is a former Wall Street mogul with a passion for the rights of a private property owner. He is a Jew whose parents asked their Christian lawyer to buy a house and then sell it back to them to hide their identity in an unwelcoming Massachusetts suburb. And he is a politician who regards his...

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Islamophobia: A Threat to American Values?

August 10, 2010

Author: John Esposito

Source: The Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-l-esposito/islamophobia-a-threat-to_b_676765.html

We are passing through difficult and dangerous times. The impact of staggering economic crisis and fears of a continued terrorist threat have spawned a culture of hate that threatens the future of our American way of life and values.

 

The legacy of the 9/11 and...

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Sharing the Faith, Splitting the Rent

August 6, 2010

Author: Sarah Maslin Nir

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/08/realestate/08cov.html?emc=eta1

Apartment hunters always have a wish list of things that will help them call a new place home — doormen, laundry rooms, southern exposures.

But for some people, faith guides real estate choices. Instead of bay windows and an in-house gym, their must-have may be a kosher kitchen, a short walk to church, room...

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In Saudi Arabia, a Landmark Welcome Of a Christian Scholar

August 3, 2010

Author: Caryle Murphy

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2010/0803/In-Saudi-Arabia-a-landmark-welcome-of-a-Christian-scholar

In a country that endorses Islam as the official religion, bans conversion to other religions, and forbids Christian proselytizing, Saudi Arabia's recent welcome of an American Christian scholar is a landmark.

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Key Jewish Group Rejects Ground Zero Mosque

July 30, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: NPR

Wire Service: AP

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128882354

The nation's leading Jewish civil rights group has come out against the planned mosque and Islamic community center near ground zero, saying more information is needed about funding for the project and the location is "counterproductive to the healing process."

The Anti-Defamation League...

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