Judaism

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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Jewish Group Organizes L.A. March Against Darfur Violence

June 8, 2009

Author: Ari B. Bloomekatz

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-beliefs8-2009jun08,0,2876658.story

Rabbi Ted Riter of Temple Adat Elohim in Thousand Oaks told throngs of demonstrators Sunday that it was important to rally against the deadly violence in Sudan because one day the marchers' grandchildren will ask: Where were you?

"We . . . made a promise to our ancestors to never forget,"...

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Metro Detroiters Praise Obama's Speech On Islam

June 4, 2009

Author: Gregg Krupa

Source: The Detroit News

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Across Metro Detroit and elsewhere people responded positively to what President Obama said in Cairo today, in a major speech on Islam and resolving problems in the Middle East and South Asia.

But, also with unanimity, those who heard the speech said the most important thing is what happens next.

"I've come here to Cairo to...

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Anti-Semitic Graffiti Prompts Swift Action At High School

June 2, 2009

Author: Mark N. Schieldrop

Source: South County Independent

http://www.scindependent.com/articles/2009/06/01/narragansett/doc4a1e99c4e5be5425746214.txt

School officials have assembled a team of faculty, parents and religious leaders to address students about tolerance after anti-Semitic graffiti appeared in a boys bathroom at the high school earlier this month.

In addition to the graffiti,...

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Anti-Semitic Attacks Up In Los Angeles

June 1, 2009

Author: Troy Anderson

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/california/ci_12496273

Anti-Semitic incidents soared 21 percent in California last year, led by a spike in vandalism, harassment and violence against Jews in the San Fernando Valley and other parts of Los Angeles, according to a report released Monday by the Anti-Defamation League.

While the number of incidents fell 7 percent nationwide to 1,352, complaints...

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First Black Woman Rabbi Set to Be Ordained

May 28, 2009

Author: Merlene Davis

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/6445992.html

Alysa Stanton says she would have converted to Judaism and submitted to the rigors of becoming a rabbi even if she had been the 50,000th African-American woman to do so — instead of the history-making first.

And now, as she is preparing for her ordination on June 6 and her transition to her new job with a...

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Southwest Families Discover Hidden Jewish Roots

May 27, 2009

Author: Amy Klein

Source: Religion News Service

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

Growing up in Wyoming to Catholic and Protestant parents, Isabelle Medina-Sandoval watched the women in her family practice strange customs—washing off babies’ baptismal water and setting aside some dough when they made tortillas.

“As a...

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Bible Texts Misused In Rumsfeld Reports, Religious Leaders Say

May 25, 2009

Author: Manya A. Brachear

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-bible25-2009may25,0,163380.story

One passage plucked from the New Testament's Epistle to the Ephesians instructs believers to "put on the full armor of God."

An excerpt from the Old Testament's Isaiah directs them to "open the gates that the righteous nation may enter."

As American troops...

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