Judaism

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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Update: Sikhs at South Salem Gurdwara Claim Hate Crime was an Act of Terrorism

July 24, 2006

Source: Salem-News

http://www.salem-news.com/articles/july242006/temple_update_72406.php

On July 24, 2006 Salem-News reported, "People who worship at the Dashmesh Darbar Sikh Temple on Oakhill Ave SE in South Salem say the violent and destructive acts committed against their building over the weekend amounts to more than a hate crime, they say it was an act of terrorism.

The desecration of the former Lutheran church is definetely not the...

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In Boston, Young Muslims and Jews Gather in Service-Based Dialogue

July 23, 2006

Source: Muslim American Society/The Boston Globe

http://www.masnet.org/masnews.asp?id=3527

On July 23, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "Images of missile strikes had been splayed across newspapers, Internet pages, and television at nearly any given hour for the previous three weeks, ever since the capture of an Israeli soldier by the Lebanese guerrilla group Hezbollah in June. So organizers planning the discussion Sunday at the Moishe/Kavod Jewish social house in Brookline knew...

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Muslim Comedian Finds Humor in American Muslim Life

July 22, 2006

Source: Telegram and Gazette

http://www.telegram.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?Date=20060722&Category=NEWS&ArtNo=607220358&SectionCat=&Template=printart

On July 22, 2006 Telegram and Gazette reported, "A devout Muslim, Azhar M. Usman relates easily to Jewish audiences. 'I’ve got a long beard, I went to law school and I keep strictly kosher,' the stand-up comedian says. Mr. Usman is appearing tonight...

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In Cities Around the World, Thousands March in Opposition to Israeli Strikes

July 22, 2006

Source: Reuters

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N22266919.htm

On July 22, 2006 Reuters reported, "Thousands of demonstrators marched through London and hundreds more gathered in Amsterdam and Chicago on Saturday to protest against Israeli attacks in Lebanon and the refusal of the U.S. and British governments to condemn them. Police said around 7,000 people joined the London protest as it snaked from the banks of the Thames to Hyde Park, first in brilliant...

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Islamic Society of Boston Lawsuit to Proceed

July 21, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2006/07/21/judge_rules_islamic_society_suit_can_proceed/?p1=email_to_a_friend

On July 21, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "A Superior Court judge ruled yesterday that a defamation suit brought by the Islamic Society of Boston against media and Jewish rights organizations can go forward. The suit alleges that...

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Schools Struggle to Accommodate Religious Holidays

July 21, 2006

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2006-07-21-schools-holidays_x.htm

On July 21, 2006 USA Today reported, "Sikh, Muslim, Buddhist, Jewish, Hindu, and Christian � each faith has its holy days. Schools across the country are asking how to respect them all.

Consider the University at Albany, which canceled classes on major Muslim holidays. Faculty wanted the move out of concern for Muslim students after the Sept. 11...

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Judge Permits Islamic Society of Boston Defamation Suit

July 21, 2006

Source: Boston Herald

http://business.bostonherald.com/businessNews/view.bg?articleid=149252

On July 21, 2006 the Boston Herald reported, "A Norfolk Superior Court judge indicated yesterday a defamation suit filed against the Herald, WFXT-TV (FOX 25) and a number of other organizations by the Islamic Society of Boston will likely go forward. Judge Janet L. Sanders said, at this time, she did not foresee throwing out the entire case, but she said she...

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