Judaism

Creating Partnerships at Seder

April 20, 2008

Author: Ari B. Bloomekatz

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/features/religion/la-me-passover20apr20,1,6929899.story

The maror looked strange to immigrant rights activist Angelica Salas, and she wasn't sure how bitter the bitter herbs would be.

"But I actually really enjoyed it," Salas said, recalling how she dipped parsley into saltwater and made her first Hillel sandwich at her first Passover...

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Muslim Civil Liberties Group Seeks FBI Probe of School Threats

April 14, 2008

Author: SARAH LEMAGIE

Source: Star-Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/local/south/17673284.html

The Minnesota chapter of a national Islamic civil liberties group has asked the FBI and local law enforcement officers to investigate reported threats against a Twin Cities charter school as possible hate crimes, while a Jewish organization deplored the threats.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) made the request Monday after the...

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Pope Adds Meetings With Jewish Leaders to U.S. Itinerary

April 4, 2008

Author: LAURIE GOODSTEIN

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/04/us/04pope.html

At 80, Pope Benedict XVI has limited his coming trip to the United States to 13 public events, but the church made a surprise announcement on Thursday that he had added two brief meetings — both with Jewish leaders.

One is a quick stopover at the Park East Synagogue in New York on April 18. It will be the first time a pope has ever...

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The Tale of the Tape and the Talmud

April 3, 2008

Author: ZACHARY BRAZILLER

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/03/sports/othersports/03boxing.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

Four days before his first North American Boxing Federation title defense, Yuri Foreman sat in the basement of a Brooklyn brownstone studying Shulchan Aruch, the code of Jewish law. By early afternoon, he would be at Gleason’s Gym to train for his approaching bout with Saul Romá...

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Jewish Leader Calls Hagee 'Extremist'

April 2, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: AP

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gMW-iUj5Lda9Ebab2CY32xy62K5QD8VQ23E80

The leader of the largest branch of American Judaism said Wednesday that synagogues in the movement shouldn't work with the Rev. John Hagee, a Christian Zionist, calling him an "extremist" on Israeli policy who disparages other faiths.

Rabbi Eric Yoffie, president of the liberal Union for Reform Judaism, said Hagee...

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Vandals Strike at Jewish Cemetery

April 2, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/7327435.stm

Vandals have desecrated between 30 to 40 tombs and gravestones at a Jewish cemetery in east London, police said.

Officers said they are treating the incident at Plashet Cemetery in East Ham as a religiously motivated attack.

The vandals smashed headstones and tombs, pulled up marble surrounds, damaged railings and started...

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Symposium Focuses on Women in Religion

March 31, 2008

Author: Henry L. Davis

Source: The Buffalo News

http://www.buffalonews.com/cityregion/buffaloerie/story/311868.html

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Buffalo Chapter took on a monumental task Sunday, conducting an interfaith conversation on the role of women in religion.

It’s a potentially controversial subject that one might spend years studying — as well as arguing over — and still not entirely grasp.
...

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Interfaith Event Fosters New Insights

March 31, 2008

Author: ANN ZANIEWSKI

Source: The Oakland Press

http://www.theoaklandpress.com/stories/033108/loc_20080331279.shtml

Beheejah Shakoor learned from a rabbi that the yarmulke is worn as a reminder of a higher power, something she said she also believes.

"You realize we have more in common than differences," Shakoor, a Muslim nurse from South Lyon, said. Shakoor was among about 100 women of various faiths who attended Sunday's "...

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