Judaism

Coast Guard to Allow Religious Head Covers That Fit Under Hat or Helmets

August 10, 2006

Source: The Buffalo News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.buffalonews.com/editorial/20060810/3042117.asp

On August 10, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "The Coast Guard is changing its regulations to allow religious head coverings - but certain headware, such as Sikh turbans, would still be excluded. That's because the head coverings will have to fit under a uniform hat or helmet. 'We should respect people's religious values. . . ....

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Southern Baptists Aid Lebanese Christian and Muslim Refugees

August 10, 2006

Source: Baptist Press

http://www.floridabaptistwitness.com/6263.article

On August 10, 2006 Baptist Press reported, "The frightened, protective Muslim mother finally agreed to let Christian medical workers take her sick 2-year-old daughter to the hospital. 'If you send me with one of your people, I am ready to go with her,' the Shiite woman told the Christians at Beirut Baptist School, where she has found shelter for her family from the fighting that raged near her home...

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ADL Alleges Groups Organizing DC Rally Support Extremism

August 10, 2006

Source: Anti-Defamation League

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/ASUS_12/4870_12.htm

On August 10, 2006 the Anti-Defamation League reported, "The sponsors of an anti-Israel rally scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 12 in Washington, D.C., with related rallies taking place in San Francisco, Seattle and Los Angeles, have a history of providing a platform to an array of extremist views, including support for Palestinian terrorism and the terrorist group Hezbollah, calls for...

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Venezuelan-Americans Concerned Over Chavez's Anti-Semitic Remarks

August 10, 2006

Source: The Miami Herald

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/local/states/florida/counties/broward_county/15237356.htm

On August 10, 2006 The Miami Herald reported, "Some Venezuelans in Broward are incensed about recent remarks by President Hugo Chávez, who accused Israel of conducting its own Holocaust against Palestinians and the people of Lebanon. 'They [the Israelis] are doing what Hitler did against the Jews,'...

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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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