Judaism

Editorial: Jewish and Muslim Women Begin Dialogue, Hope Others Reach Out

August 10, 2006

Source: The Enquirer

http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060801/EDIT01/608010370/1090/EDIT

On August 10, 2006 The Enquirer ran an editorial that commented, "Set against the darkening backdrop of Middle East tensions, Blue Ash resident Ellen Bloomfield's small gesture of goodwill casts a warming glow. After reading a news account of local Muslims' concerns over growing Middle East violence, Bloomfield, a Jew, called...

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Fearful of Government Suspicion, US Muslims Donate Goods Instead of Money to Lebanese

August 9, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/08/AR2006080801246.html

On August 9, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "In a Detroit warehouse, boxes of diapers, water-purification tablets, lentils, rice, powdered milk and cooking oil are stacked almost to the ceiling, destined for Lebanon. More packages, mostly from individual donors across the country, arrive every day. But nobody -- not even...

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LA Mayor Apologies to Muslims, Plans Meeting

August 7, 2006

Source: United Press International

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/197/story_19726_1.html

On August 7, 2006 the United Press International reported, "The mayor of Los Angeles, criticized by local Islamic groups for visiting a Jewish rally but not meeting with them, has agreed to be more visible among Muslims. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who met with the Muslim leaders Sunday, apologized for not answering their e-mails about the crisis in Lebanon, reports The Los...

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Op/Ed: "Interfaith Guidelines on Human Rights, Pluralism, Democracy, and Authority" by Dr. Robert S. Crane

August 6, 2006

Source: The American Muslim

http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/interfaith_guidelines_on_human_rights_pluralism_democracy_and_authority/0010131

On August 6, 2006 The American Muslim published an opinion piece by Dr. Robert D. Crane, a Muslim activist and former advisor to presidents, "One must be careful in dialogue with Christians and Jews or anyone else not to buy...

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Flushing Temple Hit by Firebomb

August 5, 2006

Source: Queen Tribune

http://www.queenstribune.com/news/1154801281.html

On August 5, 2006 the Queen Tribune reported, "The smell of burnt plastic still lingered in the air and a pair of dented, broken doors are the only indications that a possible hate crime was committed at Temple Beth Shalom on Northern Boulevard in Flushing Friday night.

A Molotov cocktail sailed into the side doors of the building around 11:30 p.m. July 28, shortly after the Sabbath...

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Mideast Conflict Strains Interfaith Efforts in the US

August 4, 2006

Source: The Jewish Journal

http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=16265

On August 4, 2006 The Jewish Journal reported, "For more than three decades, Rabbi Allen Krause has believed in the power of interfaith and intercultural dialogue, especially between Jews and Muslims. In the aftermath of Sept. 11, the head rabbi of Temple Beth El in Aliso Viejo offered to have members of his congregation guard local Muslim day schools, he stood alongside other religious...

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Progressive Faith Bloggers Gather for Conference

August 2, 2006

Source: Faith In Public Life/The Star-Ledger

http://www.faithinpubliclife.org/content/news/2006/08/they_mix_religion_and_liberali.html

On August 2, 2006 Faith In Public Life/The Star-Ledger reported, "He is a blogger known in some circles as 'Xpatriated Texan -- a Maverick Believer in the Garden State,' and most days Thurman Hart spends two hours putting his liberal Christian views online, typing near the window of his Jersey City...

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Boston Jews Support Israel, Have Questions

August 2, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/yourlife/articles/2006/08/02/for_local_jews_strong_support_for_israel_but_questions_remain/

On August 2, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "In the warehouse of the Greater Boston Food Bank, Joshua Rosmarin, recently back from Israel, sorts cereal alongside 30 other American and Israeli teenagers. He'd anticipated a trip to the Jewish homeland since his family...

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Employers Increasingly Accommodate Religion in the Workplace

July 31, 2006

Source: The News Journal

http://www.delawareonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060731/BUSINESS/607310319/1003

On July 31, 2006 The News Journal reported, "Lunchtime Bible study groups, flexible hours that allow Jewish employees to leave early Friday in time to light Sabbath candles and Muslim employees to leave work for Friday afternoon prayers and on-site meditation rooms: These days more employers are accommodating religious...

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Muslim Public Affairs Council Condemns Murder in Seattle Synagogue

July 29, 2006

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=387

On July 29, 2006 Muslim Public Affairs Council reported, "The Muslim Public Affairs Council unequivocally condemns the murder of one person and the wounding of five others at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle yesterday afternoon. In addition, MPAC expresses its deep condolences to the Jewish Federation and the families of the victims and prays for the speedy recovery of those injured by this crime...

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Schools Struggle to Accommodate Myriad Religious Holidays

July 29, 2006

Source: The Free Lance-Star

Wire Service: AP

http://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2006/072006/07292006/208825

On July 29, 2006 The Free Lance-Star reported, "Growing religious diversity has public schools around the country re-examining how they accommodate the holy days of different faiths. The Virginia Department of Education allows each locality to determine its own academic calendar, said Julie Grimes, a department...

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Gulf Stream Council Launches Muslim Scout Troop

July 28, 2006

Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/palmbeach/sfl-bc28troopjul28,0,7633613.story?coll=sfl-news-palmcomm

On July 28, 2006 South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported, "Hassene Chaabane has been a Boy Scout all his life, so he jumped at the recent opportunity to introduce scouting to a new group of youths. Chaabane, 31, who attends religious services at the Islamic Center of Boca Raton,...

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