Judaism

Textbook Aims to Teach the Bible from a Neutral Standpoint

October 24, 2005

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05297/593949.stm

On October 24, 2005 the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported "'The Bible and Its Influence,' [a new textbook] is intended to introduce high school students to the Bible and show its impact on literature, art and social movements. It delves into biblical references in Shakespeare and 'promised land' imagery in the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' speech. It can be used for an elective...

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Interfaith Icebreakers Bring Together Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Teens

October 24, 2005

Source: Daily Breeze

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On October 24, 2005 the Daily Breeze reported, "[Over 50] teenage Jews, Christians and Muslims [began an interfaith gathering in the community room of Temple Menorah in Redondo Beach by playing games such as] Mingle-Mingle-Mingle, the object being to shake hands with as many people as possible. The occasion was the Interfaith Youth Icebreaker sponsored by the South Coast Interfaith Council, an association of 140 faith-based groups in the South Bay-Harbor-...

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New Gurdwara Inaugurated in Rockville

October 24, 2005

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/B60340F73C893B4D872570A600617B6F!OpenDocument

On October 24, 2005 SikhNet News reported, "[This past Sunday], Sikhs of the Washington area thronged the newly built gurdwara in the outskirts of nation’s capital in the city of Rockville, Maryland. [An audience of] 1000... Sikh men, women and children participated very proudly in the...

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Non-Profits, Religious Organizations Receive Federal Anti-Terror Funds

October 20, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/10/19/AR2005101902316.html?referrer=emailarticle

On October 20, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "Thirty-one nonprofit organizations in the Washington area, including 14 synagogues and eight hospitals, have received federal grants ranging from $26,000 to $100,000 to fortify their facilities under an anti-terrorism program that...

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"Coffee Conversations" Bring Together Muslims, Christians, Baha'is, Buddhists and Jews in Charlotte

October 19, 2005

Source: The Charlotte Observer

http://www.charlotte.com/mld/observer/news/local/states/north_carolina/counties/mecklenburg/12938157.htm

On October 19, 2005 The Charlotte Observer reported, "Coffee Conversations, a new Mecklenburg Ministries program geared for young professionals, will kick off at 6 p.m. next Wednesday at the Dowd YMCA. The program will consist of a series of informal dialogues about the role of...

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Passaic County Jail Ends Halal, Kosher Meals

October 19, 2005

Source: Beliefnet / The Record

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/177/story_17739_1.html

On October 19, 2005 The Record reported, "The Passaic County Jail has stopped serving halal and kosher meals to inmates, breaching federal immigration detention regulations.

An internal jail memo dated Monday stated, 'As of 10/17/05 there will be no more kosher meals. The religious diet tray will be a vegetarian diet tray.' Four inmates, all federal immigration detainees,...

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Convergence of Christian, Jewish, Muslim Holy Days Creates Context for Interfaith Collaboration

October 18, 2005

Source: U.S. Department of State

http://usinfo.state.gov/mena/Archive/2005/Oct/19-878982.html

On October 18, 2005 U.S. Department of State reported, "The rare confluence of Muslim, Jewish and Christian holy holidays during October and November this year is encouraging interfaith gatherings across the United States... American Muslims and Jews are taking advantage of this coincidence of their holy months to arrange interfaith gatherings across the United States...

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Jewish Air Force Academy Graduate Will Drop Suit if Academy Agrees to No-Conversion Pledge

October 18, 2005

Source: The Albuquerque Journal

Wire Service: AP

http://www.abqjournal.com/news/18103140aqmikey10-18-05.htm

On October 18, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "A Jewish graduate of the Air Force Academy who contends senior officers and cadets illegally imposed Christianity on others at the school has offered to settle his lawsuit if the Air Force will agree none of its members will attempt to convert other members. Micheal 'Mikey...

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Religious Relief Agencies Aid Earthquake Victims

October 17, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/176/story_17662_1.html

On October 17, 2005 Religion News Service reported, "Religious relief agencies, already faced with numerous disasters in the last year, have begun assisting survivors of a massive earthquake in South Asia. After a 7.6-magnitude earthquake shook Pakistan, India and Afghanistan on Saturday (Oct. 8), Catholic Relief Services staffers already based in...

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Jews, Muslims Gather to Celebrate Ramadan and Rosh Hashana

October 17, 2005

Source: The News Observer

http://newsobserver.com/news/story/2818700p-9266404c.html

On October 17, 2005 The News Observer reported, "Ten years ago, Khalilah Sabra could not imagine herself participating in interfaith activities with Jews. 'Although I am not Palestinian, the occupation was like a sore that would not heal,' said Sabra, a Muslim woman living in Raleigh. In a classic leap of faith, Sabra organized such a gathering Sunday when about 50 Muslims and...

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Glastonbury Abbey Inter-Religious Series to Feature "Acting on Faith" Film

October 14, 2005

Source: The Mariner

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On October 14, 2005 The Mariner reported, "[Glastonbury Abbey in Hingham, Massachusetts is hosting its] seventh annual series of 'Listening to Other Voices.' [This year, the themes is] 'Religion and the World We Live In.' The title was motivated by the abundance of news items that were defined or interpreted by a religious perspective. [These have included the] Tsunami... stem cell research... war... political...

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Boulder Jews and Muslims Celebrate Convergence of Holy Days, Common Ties

October 13, 2005

Source: The Denver Post

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_3110123

On October 13, 2005 The Denver Post reported, "For a service celebrating the second day of the Jewish New Year, it was an unusual choice of music: a Sufi Muslim chant with lyrics in Hebrew and Arabic: 'Allah Hu Allah la illah ha il Allah Elohim Echad Elohim Gadol.' Roughly translated, Jews and Muslims could agree on this one critical point: There is one God, and he is great. This scene last week at Boulder's...

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Hindu Holy Days Coincide with Muslim, Jewish Holidays

October 13, 2005

Source: The Examiner

http://www.dcexaminer.com/articles/2005/10/12/features/faith/71faith13hindus.txt

On October 13, 2005 The Examiner reported, "October this year brings together not only the Jewish High Holidays and the Muslim month of fasting but also a season of Hindu religious festivities, starting at the beginning of this month with Navaratri, or 'nine nights,' and stretching until Diwali, or the 'festival of lights,' on Nov. 1....

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