Judaism

Edison Teen Assaulted Jewish Man Because Of Religion, Judge Rules

January 28, 2010

Author: Joshua Burd

Source: My Central Jersey

http://www.mycentraljersey.com/article/20100128/NEWS/100128039/-1/newsfront/Edison-teen-assaulted-Jewish-man-because-of-religion-judge-rules

A judge ruled Thursday that an Edison teenager who punched a Jewish man last September did so because of the victim's religion, authorities said.

In the ruling, the...

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Proposal Would Add Muslim Meals to Prison Fare

January 22, 2010

Author: E.J. Schultz

Source: The Fresno Bee

http://www.fresnobee.com/local/story/1792504.html

James Fredrick Menefield lost his freedom eight years ago when he was sent to prison for murdering his girlfriend. But the Pleasant Valley State Prison inmate says he should not lose the right to follow dietary rules that come with his strict Muslim faith.

The state of California is on the verge of agreeing with him.

In proposed regulations,...

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Americans' Bias Against Jews, Muslims Linked, Poll Says

January 21, 2010

Author: Michelle Boorstein

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/20/AR2010012004488.html?hpid=moreheadlines

A poll about Americans' views on Islam concludes that the strongest predictor of prejudice against Muslims is whether a person holds similar feelings about Jews.

The Gallup poll, released Thursday, also finds that people who report...

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Pope Tries to Soothe Tensions With Jews

January 17, 2010

Author: Rachel Donadio

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/18/world/europe/18pope.html?emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

Pope Benedict XVI, in a visit to Rome’s main synagogue, sought to soothe tensions between Catholics and Jews on Sunday, though he and Jewish leaders aired one main point of contention: whether the church did enough against the Holocaust.

At least one prominent Italian rabbi...

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Anti-Semitic Messages Posted On Jewish Web Sites

January 4, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: KJCT News/The Denver Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.kjct8.com/Global/story.asp?S=11763925

Two synagogues in Boulder say their Web sites were hacked and anti-Semitic messages posted.

Police and the Anti-Defamation League are investigating the Saturday hackings. Anti-Semitic messages briefly appeared on the sites of the Bonai Shalom and Har HaShem congregations. A hacker calling...

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Why Is This Christmas Different From All Others?

December 25, 2009

Author: Jennifer Medina

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/26/nyregion/26convert.html?emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

She kept the tree, but decorated it exclusively in blue, white and silver. She invited friends for a festive dinner, but paused to light Sabbath candles.

For Charlotte Jett, this Christmas was unlike any other. For the first time, it was more her mother’s celebration than her own. Ms...

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Furor Erupts Over Atheist Display At State Capitol

December 23, 2009

Author: Adam Harrington

Source: CBS 2

http://cbs2chicago.com/politics/capitol.atheist.display.2.1387754.html

A conservative activist and Illinois comptroller candidate was escorted from the Illinois State Capitol building Wednesday when he tried to remove a sign put up by an atheist group. 

William J. Kelly, a Chicago Republican, announced Tuesday that he planned to take down the sign put up by the Freedom...

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Religious Discrimination Against Mesaba Settled

December 23, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hElFS86oCxzHGTzgPbDw4qMom_AAD9CP5TTG0

Mesaba Airlines, a subsidiary of Delta Air Lines Inc., has to pay $130,000 in a settlement involving a religious discrimination lawsuit.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit in September 2008, claiming...

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Jews Angry After Pope Moves Pius XII Closer to Sainthood

December 21, 2009

Author: Francis X. Rocca

Source: The Pew Forum/Religion News Service

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=19330

Jewish leaders warned of new strains in Catholic-Jewish relations after Pope Benedict XVI moved his controversial wartime predecessor, Pope Pius XII, one step closer to possible sainthood.

Benedict signed a decree on Saturday (Dec. 19) recognizing Pius' "heroic virtues" and declaring him "venerable." That new status makes...

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Creche Returns to Northeastern Pa. Courthouse Lawn

December 21, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Times Leader

Wire Service: AP

http://www.timesleader.com/news/ap?articleID=3460377

Santa, a snowman, an elf and other secular figures have joined a nativity scene at a northeastern Pennsylvania courthouse, resolving a controversy over the display of religious holiday symbols in a public space.

Luzerne County commissioners had removed the creche (CRESH') and menorah from the...

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