Judaism

Jewish Center Seeks to Mend Ties with Muslims

February 7, 2008

Author: JOHN CHADWICK

Source: The Record

http://www.northjersey.com/news/religion/Jewish_Center_seeks_to_mend_ties_with_Muslims.html

Jewish congregations don't routinely devote a Sabbath to studying Islam.

But come sundown Friday, the Glen Rock Jewish Center will begin an unusual and possibly pioneering two-day program aimed at understanding Islamic history and beliefs.

And despite...

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Christian, Muslim, Jewish Leaders Urge U.S. Leadership to End Israeli-Palestinian Violence

February 7, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/faith/15399626.html

American Muslim, Christian and Jewish leaders say there is an urgent need for U.S. leadership to negotiate a lasting cease-fire in Israel and the Palestinian territories.

In a statement released Monday, the National Interreligious Leadership Initiative for Peace in the Middle...

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After Protests, Pope Changes Latin Prayer for Jews

February 5, 2008

Author: Philip Pullella

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSL0585214420080205

Pope Benedict has ordered changes to a Latin prayer for Jews at Good Friday services by traditionalist Catholics, deleting a reference to their "blindness" over Christ, the Vatican said on Tuesday.

The Vatican newspaper l'Osservatore Romano published the new version of the prayer in Latin and said it should be used by the...

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Rio Judge Bans Float on Holocaust

February 1, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7220436.stm

A Brazilian judge has banned a group from parading in the Rio carnival with a float depicting the victims of the Holocaust and a Hitler figure.

The judge issued the injunction after a lawsuit brought by the Jewish Federation of Rio de Janeiro, Fierj.

She said the samba group could still parade but must remove mannequins meant to represent dead...

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Beijing's Only Kosher Restaurant Mulls Second Branch Ahead of Olympics

January 31, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Haaretz

Wire Service: AP

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/950010.html

Beijing and the Olympics are going Kosher.

The capital's only Kosher restaurant opened 10 months ago, drawing the small Jewish expatriate community, tourists, curious Chinese and even a few Muslims. Business has been so good at Dini's Kosher Restaurant, that part-owner Lewis Sperber is talking about setting up a...

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Interfaith Leaders Call for Intervention In Gaza

January 28, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=597

As the growing humanitarian crisis continues in the Gaza Strip, interfaith leaders in Southern California held a press conference and a vigil to call for an end to the collective punishment of 1.5 million residents. Interfaith leaders highlighted the importance of social justice and its centrality to Abrahamic faith traditions."

"Violence done in the name...

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Gandhi Grandson Forced to Quit Own Institute

January 27, 2008

Author: SRIREKHA N. CHAKRAVARTY

Source: India Post News Service

http://indiapost.com/article/usnews/1923/

NEW YORK: Scholar, intellectual and peace activist Arun Gandhi — the fifth grandson of Mahatma Gandhi — has landed in an unseemly controversy for his purported anti-Semitic views expressed in a recent article he wrote for the Washington Post online. The article generated so much heat over the past few weeks among Jews across the US that Gandhi...

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New York Man Found With Pipe Bomb Stash Suspected of Targeting Synagogues

January 21, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: FOX News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,324509,00.html

Investigators tried to determine Monday whether a man with a cache of pipe bombs and other weapons at his apartment was targeting synagogues and homes he had defaced in his Brooklyn neighborhood, a ranking police official said Monday.

Officers went to Ivan Ivanov's apartment after he reported being shot on...

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Germany Warns Jewish Community of Terror Threat from Lebanon

January 20, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Haaretz/DPA

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/946424.html

German security authorities have issued a warning to the Jewish community of an increased threat of terrorist attack emanating from Lebanon, a senior Jewish official said Sunday.

Stefan Kramer, general secretary of the Central Council of German Jews, told Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA) the warning had been received more than a week ago, on January 11.
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Spate of Vandalism in Jewish Melbourne

January 18, 2008

Author: NAOMI LEVIN

Source: The Australian Jewish News

http://www.ajn.com.au/news/news.asp?pgID=4791

MELBOURNE’S Jewish community was preyed on last weekend with a synagogue, two eateries and a local phone box all targeted by vandals.

Caulfield Hebrew Congregation (CHC), one of Melbourne’s largest and most prominent synagogues, and Caulfield North’s kosher Park Grill Restaurant were daubed with swastikas.

In...

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9 Jewish Leaders Say E-Mail Spread Lies About Obama

January 16, 2008

Author: JAMES BARRON

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/16/us/politics/16letter.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=Jewish+Leaders+Obama&oref=slogin

The leaders of nine Jewish groups released an open letter on Tuesday condemning what they called “hateful e-mails” that they said spread lies about Senator Barack Obama’s religious beliefs and his intentions.

The...

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