Judaism

Poll Finds Rising Antipathy Toward Jews and Muslims in Europe

September 17, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Reuters

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/18/world/europe/18pew.html?emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

Anti-Muslim and anti-Jewish feelings are rising in several major European countries, according to a worldwide survey released on Wednesday.

The Washington-based Pew Research Center’s global attitude survey found that 46 percent of Spanish, 36 percent of Poles and 34 percent of Russians viewed...

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Jewish Voters May Be Wary of Palin

September 3, 2008

Author: Ben Smith

Source: Politico

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0908/13098.html

Barack Obama has struggled for 18 months to lock down the support of a traditionally Democratic group, Jewish voters.

In the past week, John McCain may have helped Obama with his Jewish problem by choosing Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate.

McCain and Obama are battling over a portion of the Jewish community: older, conservative...

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Religious Diversity Celebrated at Interfaith Event

September 3, 2008

Author: Trish Hollenbeck

Source: Northwest Arkansas Times

http://nwanews.com/nwat/News/68743/

A Muslim from Palestine, Fadil Bayyari, is helping to build the Jewish Temple Shalom in Fayetteville. It is being designed by a Christian.

University of Arkansas Chancellor G. David Gearhart gave this as an example of tolerance and diversity as he spoke during the Institute of Interfaith Dialog's fourth annual Interfaith Banquet Tuesday night at the Fayetteville...

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Pentagon Finds Religious Bias In Army Probe

August 24, 2008

Author: Vickie Elmer

Source: The Washington Post/Newsweek

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/23/AR2008082301605.html?sub=AR

It was almost an ordinary Sabbath at David Tenenbaum's home. He had been to synagogue, and he and his wife, Madeline, had invited friends over for lunch.

Then FBI agents showed up, brandishing a search warrant. They spent hours going through the family's...

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Westhampton Beach Residents Embroiled In Religious Boundary Debate

August 18, 2008

Author: Kelly Carroll

Source: Hamptons.com

http://www.hamptons.com/detail.ihtml?id=4599&apid=9275&sid=27&cid=54&hm=1&iv=1&townflag=

Not an hour into the public information session regarding the Hampton Synagogue’s desire for an Eruv to be designated in the village of Westhampton Beach, one-third of the overflowing crowd stood up and walked out, angered over the reading of anti-Semitic e-mails sent to the...

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Graffiti on Dix Hills Synagogue Called 'Act of Hatred'

August 17, 2008

Author: Olivia Winslow

Source: Newsday.com

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/ny-lihate0818,0,119381.story

A large white screen covered the graffiti on the rear of the Dix Hills Jewish Community Center yesterday, blocking from view the black, spray-painted expressions of hate.

The synagogue's rabbi, Howard Buechler, who is studying in Israel and will return next week, said he was notified "within an hour" of the graffiti's...

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Kerala's Jews Living Far Apart

August 14, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Economist

http://www.economist.com/books/displaystory.cfm?story_id=11919293

Yaheh Hallegua is the last Jewish woman of child-bearing age in Mattancheri. Her cousins Keith and Len are the last eligible bachelors. But she is not keen on either of them. So within a few decades the extinction of the 400-year-old Jewish community in the port-village in India’s southern state of Kerala is assured.
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Future Uncertain for Synagogue that is Link to Lake Elsinore's Jewish Past

August 10, 2008

Author: David Olson

Source: The Press-Enterprise

http://www.pe.com/localnews/sbcounty/stories/PE_News_Local_S_suncity10.4acc100.html

Temple Beth Sholom in Sun City is one of the last links to Lake Elsinore's old Jewish community.

A 400-year-old Dutch-crafted Torah from a now-shuttered Lake Elsinore synagogue sits in a wooden cabinet. A tablet honors the late Lake Elsinore resident whose father-in-law donated...

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