Judaism

Huntingdonshire District Council Releases Guide to Area Religions

August 24, 2005

Source: The Evening Telegraph

On August 24, 2005 The Evening Telegraph reported, "Council staff have been taught about world religions to help them deal with people from different faiths. Huntingdonshire District Council has produced a handbook which contains information on everything from dress codes to dietary requirements of various religions. It includes information such as the fact that in many Orthodox Christian churches, the congregation will stand throughout the service, that Hindus observe a 13-day mourning period for their...

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Muslims Seek School Holidays, Accommodations

August 24, 2005

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution / Cox Washington Bureau

http://www.ajc.com/search/content/auto/epaper/editions/wednesday/atlanta_world_34b02d2c043f105f0099.html

On August 24, 2005 the Cox Washington Bureau reported, "Muslim parents around the nation are lobbying school districts to add Islamic holidays to the school year, or at least persuade schools not to penalize students for missing school to observe...

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Muslim Boy Scouts Find Their Place in the Troop

August 23, 2005

Source: TIME Magazine

On August 23, 2005 the TIME Magazine reported, "Most people probably think of the Boy Scouts of America as a Christian group--and not a particularly inclusive one, a reputation earned in part through its efforts to keep out gays, atheists and agnostics. But the Scouts insists it is open and diverse, especially in matters of faith... There are Jewish, Hindu, Mormon and Baha'i scouts. There are Muslim scouts too, and for at least 20 years there have been all-Muslim troops in the U.S... There are now all-Muslim scout packs and...

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Vandals Desecrate Holy Books at Jewish Summer Camp in Montreal

August 21, 2005

Source: Arrivenet

http://press.arrivenet.com/bus/article.php/683888.html

On August 21, 2005 Arrivenet reported, "Canadian Jewish Congress, Quebec Region (CJC, QR) was immediately in contact with the Belz community of Val Morin following a report that vandals had broken in to the summer camp's synagogue overnight Thursday and thrown over 300 sacred texts in the toilets and in the nearby lake. 'To take sacred texts and treat them with such contempt is truly a...

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Extremists Disrupt West Bank Evacuation

August 16, 2005

Source: Haaretz

On August 16, 2005 Haaretz reported, "At midnight, hundreds of youngsters in Neveh Dekalim came to the entrance gate and blocked Gush Katif's main road. Several blocked an army jeep, smashed the windows and punctured the tires. The frightened soldiers fled in the sputtering vehicle, but not before their assailants had burned classified aerial photographs. Community leaders watched in silence... Suddenly the concern was real that the extremists in the large knitted skullcaps would take their wrath out not on the soldiers trapped in...

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Interfaith Dialogue Held in Delhi

August 15, 2005

Source: Hindu Press International / Cihan News Agency

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2005/8/16.shtml#3

On August 15, 2005 the Cihan News Agency reported, "A symposium titled, 'Peace, tolerance and harmony among world religions,' was held in New Delhi Sunday by the 'Inter Faith Harmony Platform,' which was established by Indian Muslims. Many representatives from different religions participated in the symposium that was held for the first time in India. Indian deputy...

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Editorial: The Religious Left is Essential to the Progressive Movement

August 10, 2005

Source: Common Dreams News Center / The Nation

http://www.commondreams.org/views05/0810-27.htm

On August 10, 2005 the The Nation ran an editorial by its editor, Katrina vanden Heuvel. She was responding to an email written by Rabbi Michael Lerner (founding editor of Tikkun magazine and founder of the new organization, the Network of Spiritual Progressives) to readers of Tikkun urging them to call progressive media outlets such as The Nation who he...

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Canadian Jewish Congress Denounces Desecration of Hindu Temple

August 8, 2005

Source: Hindu Press International / Canadian Jewish Congress

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2005/8/16.shtml#2

On August 8, 2005 the Canadian Jewish Congress reported, "Canadian Jewish Congress, Pacific Region, denounced the recent desecration of the Geeta Gyan Society temple in Surrey, and has offered its support and condolences to the congregation. The temple was defaced with graffiti that included racial aspersions, swastikas, and threats. 'No Canadian should face...

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Faith Groups Oppose Compulsory ID Cards

August 7, 2005

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/religion/Story/0,2763,1544226,00.html

On August 7, 2005 The Guardian reported, "Mounting concerns over the government's plans to introduce compulsory ID cards were given fresh impetus yesterday after it emerged that Britain's major religions oppose the scheme. A previously unpublicised report, produced by the Faith Community Consultation (FCC) consortium, which comprises representatives from the country's...

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Wayne County Butchers Who Falsely Claim Meat is Halal, Kosher to Face Fine

August 5, 2005

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2005/religion/0508/05/B01-270537.htm

On August 5, 2005 The Detroit News reported, "Wayne County butchers selling bogus blessed meat soon could find themselves in trouble with the law.

Acting on a string of complaints, the County Commission on Thursday made it a misdemeanor for food sellers to falsely claim their meat is halal or kosher. Halal food includes beef, lamb or chicken slaughtered according to...

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Survey Finds Doctors Likely to Come from Religious Minority Groups

August 5, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/172/story_17227_1.html

On August 5, 2005 Religion News Service reported, "Physicians are often every bit as religious as their patients, but what they believe is apt to be quite different, according to a new survey. That's because a disproportionate percentage of physicians come from religious minority groups, according to University of Chicago research published in the...

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Opinion: "Interreligious Harmony Gets Very Little Press"

July 30, 2005

Source: L.A. Daily News

http://www.dailynews.com/Stories/0,1413,200~24781~2988743,00.html

On July 30, 2005 the L.A. Daily News ran an opinion piece by Jonathan Dobrer, a professor of comparative religion at the University of Judaism in Bel-Air who recently conducted a panel discussion as part of the university's Great Faiths program. "For most of the last 1,700 years, just a Catholic priest in a Jewish institution would have been considered remarkable. A...

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Court Oath Lawsuit Begs Question of Pluralism in America

July 29, 2005

Source: The Christian Post

http://www.christianpost.com/article/society/1704/section/scriptures.lawsuit.places.focus.on.pluralism.in.america/1.htm

On July 29, 2005 The Christian Post reported, "A lawsuit in North Carolina asking that religious texts other than Bible to be used in court for swearing in has highlighted the challenges one city is experiencing as the nation becomes more diverse. In...

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