Judaism

Britain Vows to Act Against Increased Anti-Semitism

April 19, 2007

Author: Jonny Paul

Source: The Canadian Jewish News

http://www.cjnews.com/viewarticle.asp?id=11613

LONDON — Responding to a parliamentary inquiry into the rising tide of anti-Semitism in the United Kingdom, the British government made 35 recommendations to combat what one official called “the absolute scourge of our society.”

The recommendations include: improving the recording and reporting of anti-Semitic incidents, reviewing...

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Vigil Set to Raise Barrier to Hate

April 19, 2007

Author: Erin Conroy

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/04/19/vigil_set_to_raise_barrier_to_hate/

Members of Temple Shalom of Milton and other local congregations -- angered that swastikas were drawn on the temple property last weekend during Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance -- are planning a townwide vigil Sunday to show solidarity in the face of such hate crimes.
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Milton Temple Vandals ‘A Clear Threat’

April 17, 2007

Author: ROBERT SEARS and L.E. CAMPENELLA

Source: Patriot-Ledger

http://www.patriotledger.com/articles/2007/04/17/news/news04.txt

MILTON - Local clergy and town officials are rallying around Temple Shalom, where vandals drew swastikas on the same day of the congregation’s Holocaust memorial services.

‘‘That this happened on the same day the Jewish community observed Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Memorial Day, seems...

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Blast Sets Off Calls for Hate-Crimes Unit

April 5, 2007

Author: Michelle Lalonde

Source: Montreal Gazette

http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=70c8d42d-440c-4051-ba1f-5c078cc0641a

A homemade bomb that exploded at the entrance to a Jewish community centre in Snowdon late Tuesday has some members of Montreal's Jewish community demanding police set up a permanent hate-crimes squad.

Police were called at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday by employees of...

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Police Investigating Swastika Graffiti as Possible Hate Crime

April 3, 2007

Author: Henry K. Lee

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/04/03/BAGJEP0J861.DTL

The discovery of a swastika on a wall of San Francisco's largest synagogue on the eve of Passover is being investigated as a hate crime, authorities said Monday.

Someone apparently used blue spray paint to apply a 10-inch symbol on a wall of Temple Emanu-El on Lake Street as early as Sunday, said...

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Plan for Muslim Prayer in Senate Angers Some

April 3, 2007

Author: R.G. Ratcliffe

Source: Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/4686200.html

AUSTIN -- The first prayer ever by a Muslim cleric in the Texas Senate will be delivered today --outraging some conservatives because it is occurring just before Easter.

The invocation will be delivered by the Imam Yusuf Kavakci of the Dallas Central Mosque at the invitation of state Sen. Florence Shapiro, R-Plano....

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Government Outlines Action to 'Stamp Out' Anti-Semitism

March 29, 2007

Author: Phil Woolas

Source: 24dash.com

http://www.24dash.com/centralgovernment/18597.htm

Race and Faith Minister Phil Woolas today pledged to step up action to eradicate antisemitism in a report strongly condemning the increase in incidents in the UK.

Today's response forms part of a comprehensive cross-government strategy to tackle faith and race hate crime.

The response to the all-party enquiry into antisemitism outlines new work...

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Jewish Women Exploring Options

March 22, 2007

Author: Kelsey Volkmann

Source: The Examiner

http://www.examiner.com/a-632581~Jewish_women_exploring_options.html

BALTIMORE (Map, News) - Rabbis should convene and post-nuptial agreements explore in the wake of a failed bill designed to free women from Jewish marriages, a victim advocate said.

“We can pursue rabbis convening to think of some remedies to alleviate the concerns of these women, and we can explore other...

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British Muslims Extend a Friendly Hand to Jews

March 18, 2007

Author: Jamie Doward

Source: The Observer

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,,2036665,00.html

Britain's leading Muslim organisation will tomorrow signal a radical shift in its position when one of its senior members addresses a Jewish audience for the first time.

The decision by the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) to attend a high-profile debate entitled 'Does more unite Muslims and Jews than divides them?' is being...

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CAIR Announces $10K Video Contest to Promote Mutual Understanding

March 9, 2007

Source: Arab American News

http://www.arabamericannews.com/newsarticle.php?articleid=7841

WASHINGTON - The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said it will offer two $5,000 prizes for videos up to one minute long that are the most effective in promoting interfaith understanding and communicating the contest theme of "Let the Conversation Begin."

"Our video contest theme is a reflection both of CAIR's mission and of our belief...

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San Antonio Cops Schooled in Mideast Culture

March 3, 2007

Author: Lisa Marie Gomez

Source: Express-News

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/metro/stories/MYSA030307.01B.SAPD_Sensitivity_Trainin.35e86d3.html

To remain sharp on the city's streets, San Antonio police officers regularly hit the shooting range, test their reflexes on the driving course and learn new ways to defend themselves.

But being tough and alert is not enough. These days, police...

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Freedom of Faith on Company Time?

February 25, 2007

Author: Shannon Prather and Chris Polydoroff

Source: Pioneer Press

http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/16778823.htm

School bus driver Seham Nabry says her boss confiscated her prayer mats and complained that her ritual hand and feet washing messed up the office bathroom. She also says he blared Christian music and taunted Muslim workers as they prayed.

Nabry said giving up her daily prayers - one of the five pillars of Islam - wasn...

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