Judaism

French Teenagers Charged In Attack On Jewish Girl

January 9, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The New York Times

Wire Service: AP

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2009/01/09/world/AP-EU-France-Anti-Semitic-Attack.html?_r=2

A juvenile court judge filed preliminary charges against four French teenagers accused of attacking a Jewish girl, a judicial official said Friday, amid tensions around Europe over the fighting in Gaza.

Three of the...

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Faith-Based Communities Gather for ‘Prayer for Peace’ Service

January 8, 2009

Author: Julia Torres-Barden

Source: Midlothian Exchange

http://www.midlothianexchange.com/index.php/news/article/faith-based-communities-gather-for-prayer-for-peace-service/18167/

President of the Virginia Muslim Coalition for Public Affairs Imad Damaj, called his faith brothers, Rev. R. Charles Grant at Bon Air Presbyterian Church and Rabbi Ben Romer of Congregation Or Ami, to...

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Muslims, Jews Gather In S. Fla to Condemn Middle East Violence

January 7, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: MSNBC

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28541319/

Muslims and Jews gathered in South Florida to set aside their differences and call for an end to the violence in the Middle East.

On Tuesday night members of both faiths came together in North Miami Beach to condemn the violence that has claimed hundreds of lives.

They also condemned recent demonstrations in South Florida where supporters of Israel squared off against...

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Islamic Group Removes Sign

January 6, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CAIR

http://www.cair.com/PressCenter/AmericanMuslimNews.aspx

The leader of an Islamic group apologized Monday for a sign that showed a swastika inside the Star of David during a demonstration outside the state Capitol. The man carrying the sign, identified only as a college student from Oklahoma City, has been banned from future protests or demonstrations sponsored by the Oklahoma City chapter of the Council on...

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Local Leaders With Ties to Gaza React to Conflict

January 4, 2009

Author: Mary Taing

Source: ABC News

http://kaaltv.com/article/stories/S728760.shtml?cat=10226

The violence continues tonight in Gaza.

It’s the eighth day of fighting and Israeli troops are advancing deeper into Gaza City, trying to gain more ground control in the area they say Hamas used to fire rockets into Israel.

More than 500 people have been killed in the crossfire, leaving thousands more desperate for food,...

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Mideast Conflict Hits Home

January 2, 2009

Author: Annysa Johnson

Source: The Journal Sentinel

http://www.jsonline.com/features/religion/37030949.html

Ali and Heyam Alzaibaq sit glued to the television in their son and daughter-in-law's Brookfield home.

They watch in horror as bombs rain down on their native Gaza, and they dial the phone, over and over, checking their daughters and grandchildren there.

"The children are very worried. Two of them are sick now,...

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Interfaith Statement From Metro Detroit Religious Leaders

December 30, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/article/20081230/NEWS05/81230066

Salaam, Shalom, Peace,

Many have joined us in our prayers for working together for peace in the days ahead. May the God of Compassion and Mercy, draw all of us together with bonds of justice and reconciliation.

We recognize that all of the events in the Middle East have local implications. And, we know that our Metropolitan...

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Families Face 'December Dilemma'

December 21, 2008

Author: Kim Mulford

Source: The Courier Post

http://www.courierpostonline.com/article/20081221/NEWS01/812210328/1006

Claudia and David Tung are an interfaith couple who are raising their two children in the Jewish faith. The Atco family observes all the Jewish holidays and are active in the synagogue.

But in December, their holiday celebration has evolved into a blend of family traditions and decorations. The kids each...

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Hindus Greet Jews On Hanukkah

December 21, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: News Track India

http://www.newstrackindia.com/newsdetails/51651

Hindus have sent greetings to Jewish community world over on Hanukkah (Chanukah), eight-day Festival of Lights beginning December 21.

Acclaimed Hindu and Indo-American statesman Rajan Zed, in a release in Nevada (USA) today, expressed warmest greetings on Hanukkah festival, wishing happiness, peace and j to all the Jews.

Zed, who is the...

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Madoff Case Creates Worst Loss for Jewish Charities

December 17, 2008

Author: Philip Boroff and Patrick Cole

Source: Bloomberg

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=ay38_dO238P8&refer=muse

New York’s Museum of Jewish Heritage recently cut its staff by 12 percent as it projects smaller donations following the worst year for U.S. stocks since 1931.

In the wake of the arrest of Bernard Madoff in what’s being called the biggest scandal in philanthropic history,...

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