Judaism

N.Y. Synagogue Hosts Diverse Meeting After Bomb Threat

May 22, 2009

Author: Shawn Cohen

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2009-05-22-bomb-plot-diverse-meeting_N.htm

Muslim, Jewish and Christian leaders this morning gathered to denounce religious hatred and express solidarity two days after a Riverdale terrorist plot was foiled.

They spoke in a joint news conference at the Riverdale Jewish Center, one of two sites targeted by four men who had allegedly planned...

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MPAC Outraged Over NYC Synagogue Plots

May 21, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=817

The Muslim Public Affairs Council is outraged over the alleged plan of four men to carry out attacks against Jewish houses of worship in New York City. The four men were arrested after planting what they thought were explosives near a synagogue and community center. MPAC applauds the FBI for foiling the group's plot to bomb New York City synagogues and use surface-to-...

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NYC Police: Terror Suspects Wanted to Commit Jihad

May 21, 2009

Author: Tom McElroy

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/21/AR2009052100424.html?hpid=moreheadlines

Four men arrested after planting what they thought were explosives near a synagogue and community center and plotting to shoot down a military plane were bent on carrying out a holy war against America...

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Laid-Off Religious Workers Denied Jobless Benefits

May 20, 2009

Author: Steven G. Vegh

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnstext/national_day_of_prayer_gets_a_political_makeover1/

God may provide, but the state may not when it comes to unemployment benefits for employees laid off by churches, synagogues and other religious groups.

Carol Bronson discovered that a few months ago after she lost her secretarial job at Temple...

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Event Unearths the Deep Jewish Roots Of Boyle Heights

May 18, 2009

Author: Hector Becerra

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-beliefs18-2009may18,0,3791849.story

On a sunny Sunday when men with 10-gallon vaquero hats mingled with men wearing yarmulkes, Sonny Estrada, his wife Susan Miller and their 9-year-old daughter Eliana stepped into the aging synagogue in Boyle Heights as unwitting symbols.

The Mexican-American-Jewish family was celebrating the...

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Possible Supreme Court Nominee Wood In the Spotlight As Judges Take Up Religious Bias Case

May 13, 2009

Author: Mike Robinson

Source: The Chicago Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/sns-ap-us-wood-religious-bias,0,5587163.story

When a federal appeals court meets in Chicago to take up a bitter dispute over alleged religious discrimination by a condo association the judges themselves could end up as the main attraction.

President Barack...

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Pope's Speech On Holocaust Receives Lukewarm Response

May 12, 2009

Author: Richard Boudreaux

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-pope-mideast12-2009may12,0,1951298.story

Pope Benedict XVI, trying to quell Jewish anger over a Holocaust-denying bishop, bowed in silence Monday at Israel's memorial to Jews exterminated during World War II and declared that their suffering must "never be denied, belittled or forgotten."

"They...

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Pope Benedict XVI Tells Middle East Christians to Persevere

May 11, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article6261820.ece

Pope Benedict XVI urged Christians in the Middle East to hold on to their faith and traditions at an open-air Mass attended by 50,000 worshippers.

He told them to work with other religions to enrich their daily lives and counter violent ideologies. “Be faithful to your roots,” he said yesterday in his homily at...

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'Eco-Kosher' Jews Have An Appetite for Ethical Eating

May 8, 2009

Author: Mary MacVean and Duke Helfand

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-kosher-jewish8-2009may08,0,6255961.story

With Sabbath candles burning and 14 guests seated around her dinner table, Joanna Arch held up a cup of kosher red wine and chanted the kiddish kiddish prayer in Hebrew:

"God blessed the seventh day and made it holy because on it he rested from all his creative work...

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