Judaism

Muslims And Jews Pack Rutgers Dialogue Event

November 6, 2008

Author: Debra Rubin

Source: The New Jersey Jewish News

http://www.njjewishnews.com/njjn.com/110608/njMuslimsJewsPackRutgers.html

In what both sides hope will be the first of many interfaith encounters, Muslims and Jews at Rutgers University packed a student lounge in New Brunswick to discuss how they view dating, religious holidays, and food prohibitions.

At the Oct. 30 program, arranged by Rutgers Hillel and the...

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Interfaith Unity Urged On Campus

November 3, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/7705413.stm

A cross-party group of Jewish and Muslim MPs are beginning a tour of English universities to promote better interfaith relations between students.

The Coexistence Trust will address tensions created on campuses by the Middle East conflict.

It aims to highlight similarities in the histories of the two communities and encourage unity...

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Bush Aide Fleischer Courts Jewish Vote for McCain

October 28, 2008

Author: Joel Millman

Source: The Wall Street Journal

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122515447324574523.html

Ari Fleischer used to joust daily with skeptical reporters over controversies like the intelligence used to justify the invasion of Iraq. These days, the former White House spokesman has taken on a new challenge: selling John McCain to Jewish voters, who usually vote overwhelmingly Democratic.

While Sen. McCain, the Republican...

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Jewish Graves in Romania Wrecked

October 24, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7688901.stm

Romanian authorities say up to 200 graves in the Jewish community's biggest cemetery in Bucharest have been vandalised.

A spokesman for the Jewish community, Sergiu Rogosinschi, told the Associated Press that some of the most valuable monuments in the cemetery were damaged.

More than 40,000 Jews are buried in the graveyard in south Bucharest.
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4 Face Discipline for 'Hit a Jew Day' in Chesterfield, Mo.

October 23, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.suntimes.com/news/nation/1239127,st-louis-jews-hit102308.article

At least four students from a suburban St. Louis middle school face punishment for allegedly hitting Jewish classmates during what they called ‘‘Hit a Jew Day.’’

The incident happened last week at Parkway West Middle School in Chesterfield.

District officials...

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Beating of Jewish Soldier Won't Be Charged as Crime

October 13, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: USA Today

Wire Service: AP

http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2008-10-13-jewish-soldier_N.htm

An Army trainee will face nonjudicial punishment rather than criminal charges for beating a Jewish soldier so badly he was treated by a hospital, the military said Friday, in a move that keeps many details of the attack secret.

Fort Benning commanders decided not to...

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Israel Religious Rioting Enters Fifth Day

October 12, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: United Press International

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2008/10/12/Israel_religious_rioting_enters_fifth_day/UPI-20021223824494/

Sporadic rioting hit the northern Israeli city of Acre for a fifth day Sunday despite a massive police presence, officials said.

With 700 police in place, religious clashes were diminishing as leaders of the city's Arab community agreed...

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County Seeks Exclusion from Law on Autopsies

October 11, 2008

Author: Liz Austin Peterson

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/6053570.html

Orthodox Jews and others whose religion forbids most autopsies no longer would be able to contest the need for such a procedure under a proposal the Harris County Medical Examiner's Office would like to submit to the Texas Legislature.

A Harris County district court judge barred the coroner from performing an...

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Battle Erupts Over Religious Symbol

October 4, 2008

Author: Frank Eltman

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.kansas.com/194/story/550086.html

They are largely invisible, sometimes as simple as a small plastic marker affixed to a utility pole. There's one around the White House and one in Manhattan that sprawls from the East River to the Hudson.

Now, in a village at the gateway to the Hamptons, the eastern Long Island playground for the ultra-rich, a battle has erupted over this religious symbol...

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EEOC Sues Mesaba, Alleges Religious Discrimination

October 1, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Associated Press

http://wcco.com/local/eeoc.sues.mesaba.2.830672.html

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing Mesaba Airlines, alleging religious discrimination against a Jewish employee who refused to work the Sabbath.

The commission says the lawsuit was filed late Tuesday against Mesaba, a regional airline based in Eagan that Northwest Airlines bought last year.

The EEOC alleges...

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