Judaism

Local Leaders With Ties to Gaza React to Conflict

January 4, 2009

Author: Mary Taing

Source: ABC News

http://kaaltv.com/article/stories/S728760.shtml?cat=10226

The violence continues tonight in Gaza.

It’s the eighth day of fighting and Israeli troops are advancing deeper into Gaza City, trying to gain more ground control in the area they say Hamas used to fire rockets into Israel.

More than 500 people have been killed in the crossfire, leaving thousands more desperate for food,...

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Mideast Conflict Hits Home

January 2, 2009

Author: Annysa Johnson

Source: The Journal Sentinel

http://www.jsonline.com/features/religion/37030949.html

Ali and Heyam Alzaibaq sit glued to the television in their son and daughter-in-law's Brookfield home.

They watch in horror as bombs rain down on their native Gaza, and they dial the phone, over and over, checking their daughters and grandchildren there.

"The children are very worried. Two of them are sick now,...

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Interfaith Statement From Metro Detroit Religious Leaders

December 30, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/article/20081230/NEWS05/81230066

Salaam, Shalom, Peace,

Many have joined us in our prayers for working together for peace in the days ahead. May the God of Compassion and Mercy, draw all of us together with bonds of justice and reconciliation.

We recognize that all of the events in the Middle East have local implications. And, we know that our Metropolitan...

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Families Face 'December Dilemma'

December 21, 2008

Author: Kim Mulford

Source: The Courier Post

http://www.courierpostonline.com/article/20081221/NEWS01/812210328/1006

Claudia and David Tung are an interfaith couple who are raising their two children in the Jewish faith. The Atco family observes all the Jewish holidays and are active in the synagogue.

But in December, their holiday celebration has evolved into a blend of family traditions and decorations. The kids each...

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Hindus Greet Jews On Hanukkah

December 21, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: News Track India

http://www.newstrackindia.com/newsdetails/51651

Hindus have sent greetings to Jewish community world over on Hanukkah (Chanukah), eight-day Festival of Lights beginning December 21.

Acclaimed Hindu and Indo-American statesman Rajan Zed, in a release in Nevada (USA) today, expressed warmest greetings on Hanukkah festival, wishing happiness, peace and j to all the Jews.

Zed, who is the...

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Madoff Case Creates Worst Loss for Jewish Charities

December 17, 2008

Author: Philip Boroff and Patrick Cole

Source: Bloomberg

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=ay38_dO238P8&refer=muse

New York’s Museum of Jewish Heritage recently cut its staff by 12 percent as it projects smaller donations following the worst year for U.S. stocks since 1931.

In the wake of the arrest of Bernard Madoff in what’s being called the biggest scandal in philanthropic history,...

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Across Differing Faiths, Shared Holidays

December 17, 2008

Author: Michael Winerip

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/21/nyregion/long-island/21Rparenting.html?scp=2&sq=religion&st=nyt

Pam Gawley is Jewish, her husband, Steven, is Catholic, and from the time they started dating, they celebrated each other’s holidays together. Christmas and Easter, they went to his parents’ home; Rosh Hashana, Hanukkah and Passover, to her parents...

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Aberdeen Synagogue Celebrates 40-Year Anniversary

December 15, 2008

Author: Sametta M. Thompson

Source: Asbury Park Press

http://www.app.com/article/20081215/NEWS01/812150320/1004/NEWS01

Before, services were held at members' homes, schools and firehouses. It was in 1968 that Temple Beth Ahm finally got a home to call its own.

Throughout the years, the sprawling facility at 550 Lloyd Road underwent several interior changes. Then in 1998, a fire damaged most of the temple.

It was...

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Star And Crescent Joins Christmas Tree, Menorah

December 14, 2008

Author: Jim Fitzgerald

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jk0K5Yvz2_qJ9MBhvzqe0VPyq5qwD95208E00

When they light the town Christmas tree in Armonk on Sunday, there will be a Jewish menorah right alongside, as usual. There will also be something new this year — an Islamic crescent and star.

And if there are any Buddhists or Hindus in town who want to see...

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Dallas Rabbi Emerges as Leader in Muslim-Jewish Dialogue

December 13, 2008

Author: Sam Hodges

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/121308dnmetrabbi.39cd99f.html

Rabbi Jeremy Schneider spends a lot of time talking to Muslims, and wants other Jews to do the same.

At age 32, the assistant rabbi at Dallas' Temple Shalom has emerged as a national leader in Jewish-Muslim dialogue.

"He has been in the forefront...

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