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Manufacturers Respond to the Demand for Modest Swimwear

June 26, 2009

Author: Michelle Chabin

Source: The Kansas City Star/Religion News Service

http://www.kansascity.com/255/story/1288422.html

Devora, an Orthodox Jewish woman, never felt comfortable in the sleek, revealing bathing suits sold at the stores she frequented in her native France or in her adopted Israel.

While she ordinarily wears fashionable skirts that fall below the knee and blouses that extend to her wrists, Devora, 31, was unable to find a...

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"When Muslims Saved Jews," a Commentary by Eboo Patel

June 25, 2009

Author: Eboo Patel

Source: The Washington Post

http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/eboo_patel/2009/06/besa_world_war_ii_re-told.html

"As Muslims we welcomed them all. We welcomed them with bread, salt, and our hearts."

We hear many accounts of what happened during the Holocaust. The atrocities committed; the times and places in which unspeakable acts against humankind occurred; the millions of...

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Religion An Issue for New Florida's Turnpike Interchange

June 22, 2009

Author: Michael Turnbell

Source: Sun Sentinel

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/state/content/state/epaper/2009/06/22/0622turnpike.html

It's a clash of religion and ramps. Florida's Turnpike officials say Palmetto Park Road is the best location for a $119 million SunPass interchange to relieve bottlenecks at the Glades Road toll plaza.

But residents who live near the road say officials have overlooked the impact...

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Everyone In the Pool! (Not You, Guys)

June 17, 2009

Author: Omar Sacirbey

Source: Religion News Service

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

&amWhen Zahra Khan arrived at Massachusetts Institute of Technology from her native Ottawa, Canada, in 2005, she looked for a swimming pool where she wouldn’t have to worry about showing too much skin.

The only options were mixed-gender pools, which Khan felt would...

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Light Sensors Cause Religious Row

June 16, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/dorset/8103581.stm

A couple have taken legal action after claiming motion sensors installed at their holiday flat in Dorset breached their rights as Orthodox Jews.

Gordon and Dena Coleman said they cannot leave or enter their Bournemouth flat on the Sabbath because the hallway sensors automatically switch on lights.

The couple's religious...

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A New Leader for Britain's Oldest Religious Minority

June 12, 2009

Author: Zaki Cooper

Source: Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article6488692.ece

The new political leader of the British Jewish community, Vivian Wineman leans back in his chair, smiles and tells me: “To do this job you need a thick skin and a supportive wife. I have the second and need to develop the first!” As president of the Board of Deputies since June 1, Wineman is prepared for the intense...

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Jerusalem Limestone Connects Congregation to Israel

June 12, 2009

Author: Susanna Graham-Pye

Source: The Barnstable Patriot

http://www.barnstablepatriot.com/home2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=18192&Itemid=30

This evening at the Cape Cod Synagogue’s 8 o’clock Shabbat service, members will dedicate a beautiful new worship space, and celebrate a renewal of purpose as a religious community dwelling on this slim spit of sand.

“We...

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Anti-Faith, Anti-Government Violence a Toxic Mix

June 11, 2009

Author: Kevin Eckstrom

Source: Religion News Service

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=18245

In 1981, white supremacist James W. von Brunn tried to kidnap members of the Federal Reserve in a bid to overthrow a financial system he believed was controlled by Jews.

Experts say violent anti-Semitic outbursts, like von Brunn's shooting Wednesday (June 10) that killed a security guard inside the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, are often...

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In Note, More Clues to Holocaust Museum Killing

June 11, 2009

Author: Theo Emery and Liz Robbins

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/12/us/12shoot.html

Stephen Tyrone Johns opened a door of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on Wednesday afternoon, witnesses said, probably thinking that James W. von Brunn was just another elderly visitor needing help to get inside.

Mr. Johns apparently did not notice that Mr. von Brunn, 88, whose anti-Semitic and white supremacist views...

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Okla. Braces for Challenge to Ten Commandments Law

June 9, 2009

Author: Sean Murphy

Source: The Houston Chronicle

Wire Service: AP

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/6467815.html

Backers of a new law authorizing a privately funded Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of Oklahoma's Capitol didn't get good news this week.

A three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that a similar display at the Haskell County...

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