Judaism

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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Jewish and Muslim Students Break Challah, Boundaries

September 23, 2008

Author: Noa Borkan

Source: The Wesleyan Argus

http://www.wesleyanargus.com/article/6724

The Jewish and Muslim chaplains came together last Friday to teach their congregants about the most famous anti-religion book in recent memory, Christopher Hitchens’ “God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything.”

This seemingly unusual occasion has become a now-regular event: the fifth annual Interfaith Iftar-Shabbat Dinner, which brings...

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Inmates Go Kosher—and Not Just the Jewish Ones

September 18, 2008

Author: Tim Murphy

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnstext/inmates_go_kosher_and_not_just_the_jewish_ones1/

Norman Lee Toler, 28, won a court fight to gain access to kosher prison meals even though he is not Jewish, and prison officials say he kept photos of Adolf Hitler in his cell.

The request was an odd one, coming from Norman Lee Toler.

Toler,...

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