Judaism

Muslim Woman, Rabbis to Pray At Inaugural Service

January 14, 2009

Author: Rachel Zoll

Source: MSNBC

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28658956/

At past inaugurations, ceremonial prayers uttered on behalf of the incoming president drew about as much attention as the flags on the podium.

Not this year.

Barack Obama's choice of clergy is under scrutiny like no other president-elect before him, alternately outraging Americans on the left and the right as he navigates the minefield of U.S. religion.

"I can't...

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Gaza Violence Chills US Muslim-Jewish Dialogue

January 14, 2009

Author: Michael Conlon

Source: Reuters

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N14469091.htm

The Gaza Strip violence has chilled a promising interfaith dialogue between Jews and Muslims in the United States, activists said on Wednesday.

But Israel's 19-day-old offensive against Hamas that has taken more than 900 Palestinian lives has not triggered attacks on synagogues or other Jewish institutions in the United States at the level seen...

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Faith Leaders Unite to Condemn Anti-Semitism

January 13, 2009

Author: Justin Cohen

Source: TotallyJewish.com

http://www.totallyjewish.com/news/national/c-10947/faith-leaders-unite-to-condemn-anti-semitism/

Leaders of various faith communities in London last week came together to condemn the rise in anti-Semitic incidents during Israel's operation in Gaza, insisting that hate would not be tolerated and vowing to work to eliminate violence in the capital.

An...

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Synagogues Attacked Across France

January 12, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Middle East Online

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/palestine/?id=29729

Vandals hurled petrol bombs at Jewish places of worship in Paris and eastern France on Sunday night, the latest of a string of anti-Semitic attacks since the start of Israel's Gaza offensive.

In the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis, the local synagogue was attacked with two petrol bombs as the rabbi was inside, sparking a fire...

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Mosque Hosts Interfaith Discussion On Gaza Crisis

January 12, 2009

Author: Aman Ali

Source: The Journal News

http://lohud.com/article/20090112/NEWS02/901120330/-1/newsfront

The local interfaith community came together yesterday to share perspectives on the crisis in the Gaza Strip.

"People really need to talk about this conflict," said Anees Shaikh, communications director for the Upper Westchester Muslim Society in Thornwood. "We see a need for people to say what they want to say in an...

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Boston Faith Leaders Call for Gaza Ceasefire

January 12, 2009

Author: Michael Paulson

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles_of_faith/2009/01/boston_faith_le.html

A multifaith group of religious leaders from Boston, including Jews as well as Muslims and Christians, today is issuing a joint statement calling for a ceasefire in Gaza.

"We call upon Hamas immediately to end all rocket attacks on Israel, and upon Israel immediately to end its military...

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National Leaders: Christian, Muslim And Jew Pray for Peace Among Nations

January 10, 2009

Author: Rev. Peg Chemberlin

Source: The Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/yourvoices/37397179.html?elr=KArksLckD8EQDUoaEyqyP4O:DW3ckUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUdcOy9cP3DieyckcUsI

The National Council of Churches reports that on Jan. 9, “leaders of three faiths that trace their origins back to a common ancestor -- the Patriarch Abraham -- joined their hearts and pens today to form a...

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French Teenagers Charged In Attack On Jewish Girl

January 9, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The New York Times

Wire Service: AP

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2009/01/09/world/AP-EU-France-Anti-Semitic-Attack.html?_r=2

A juvenile court judge filed preliminary charges against four French teenagers accused of attacking a Jewish girl, a judicial official said Friday, amid tensions around Europe over the fighting in Gaza.

Three of the...

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Faith-Based Communities Gather for ‘Prayer for Peace’ Service

January 8, 2009

Author: Julia Torres-Barden

Source: Midlothian Exchange

http://www.midlothianexchange.com/index.php/news/article/faith-based-communities-gather-for-prayer-for-peace-service/18167/

President of the Virginia Muslim Coalition for Public Affairs Imad Damaj, called his faith brothers, Rev. R. Charles Grant at Bon Air Presbyterian Church and Rabbi Ben Romer of Congregation Or Ami, to...

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Muslims, Jews Gather In S. Fla to Condemn Middle East Violence

January 7, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: MSNBC

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28541319/

Muslims and Jews gathered in South Florida to set aside their differences and call for an end to the violence in the Middle East.

On Tuesday night members of both faiths came together in North Miami Beach to condemn the violence that has claimed hundreds of lives.

They also condemned recent demonstrations in South Florida where supporters of Israel squared off against...

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Islamic Group Removes Sign

January 6, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CAIR

http://www.cair.com/PressCenter/AmericanMuslimNews.aspx

The leader of an Islamic group apologized Monday for a sign that showed a swastika inside the Star of David during a demonstration outside the state Capitol. The man carrying the sign, identified only as a college student from Oklahoma City, has been banned from future protests or demonstrations sponsored by the Oklahoma City chapter of the Council on...

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