Judaism

Muslim and Jew, Halal and Kashrut, Come Together at a Montreal Restaurant

July 10, 2005

Source: Haaretz

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/597440.html

On July 10, 2005 Haaretz ran a feature article on Sassi Haba (38) and Musayed Amla (25), who met when Haba was an Israeli soldier at Musayed Amla was a Palestinian trying to get through a security checkpoint. Six years later, they jointly own a restaurant in Montreal. In describing their partnership, the article says, "On February 15 of this year [Haba] landed in Montreal. Until he was joined by his wife and...

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After Bombings, Faith Leaders Stand Together with Joint Statements, Joint Services

July 10, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4668835.stm

On July 10, 2005 BBC News reported, "UK religious leaders have issued a rare joint statement condemning Thursday's 'evil terrorist' attacks in London. Leaders of the Christian, Muslim and Jewish faiths each read out parts of the statement...

Chief Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks said the leaders had come together to commemorate the end of World War II and the 'courage, commitment and sacrifice by which the evil of...

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Former First Nations Leader Fined for Anti-Semitism

July 9, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4666663.stm

On July 9, 2005 BBC News reported, "A prominent aboriginal figure in Canada has been found guilty of hate crimes, after making anti-Semitic remarks. David Ahenakew is a former leader of Canada's national native organisation, the Assembly of First Nations. Two years ago told a newspaper reporter that 'Jews were a disease that needed to be cleaned up'. Ahenakew, 71, has been fined 1000 Canadian dollars (£471...

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Melbourne Muslims Organize Interfaith Vigil to Show Diverse Faiths Are United After Bombings

July 9, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News/AsiaNet

On July 9, 2005 AsiaNet reported, "In the wake of the London bombings, representatives of the Islamic Council of Victoria, Young Muslims of Australia, the Australasian Union of Jewish Students and Young Christian Workers have organised an interfaith vigil in Federation Square, Melbourne. The gathering will be held on Sunday 10 July 2005 between 4-5 pm. ICV President Malcolm Thomas said: 'This gathering is intended to show that people of diverse faiths are united in friendship and cooperation, in the face...

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Greenwich Interfaith Forum Denounces Attacks

July 9, 2005

Source: Greenwich Time

http://www.greenwichtime.com/news/local/scn-gt-greenwichjul10,0,4406121.story?coll=green-news-local-headlines

On July 9, 2005 Greenwich Time reported, "The Greenwich Multi-Faith Forum, a British interfaith organization that promotes religious tolerance, expressed its condolences to bombing victims and their families.

'We support all the people who suffer,' said Saeed Ahmad, the...

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Toledo’s “Summer Church Tours” Includes Mosque, Temple

July 9, 2005

Source: toledoblade.com

http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050709/NEWS10/507090338/-1/NEWS

On July 9, 2005 toledoblade.com reported, "It's known as the Summer Church Tours, but the popular event that begins Tuesday has expanded over the years into a multifaith event with visits to a Muslim mosque, a Hindu temple, and Jewish synagogues. This year, the seven stops on the summer tour will include five churches, one Jewish...

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Rabbi Appointed Advisor to Carry Out Religious Tolerance Recommendations at Air Force

July 8, 2005

Source: Cleveland Jewish News

http://www.clevelandjewishnews.com/articles/2005/07/01/news/world/rabbi0701.txt

On July 8, 2005 Cleveland Jewish News reported, "The U.S. Air Force secretary named a rabbi as a special assistant in response to charges of proselytizing at the Air Force Academy. Rabbi Arnold Resnicoff, a former U.S. Navy chaplain, was named to the post Monday. Resnicoff helped create a program at the Colorado Springs campus to deal...

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British Jews Express Increased Fear, Call for Dialogue

July 8, 2005

Source: Haaretz

http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/597720.html

On July 8, 2005 Haaretz reported, "London's Jewish community responded to Thursday's terror attacks with shock and pain. While some saw the bombings as a sign of an increased threat to the lives of Jews in the city, others stressed the indiscriminate nature of the attacks and called for unity and more dialogue between the various population and ethnic groups... Mike Whine of Community Security Trust,...

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Jewish Leaders Speak Out Against Xenophobia and Anti-Semitism

July 8, 2005

Source: Haaretz

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/596298.html

On July 8, 2005 Haaretz reported, "Anti-Semitism and xenophobia are persistent in Russian society, the country's Jewish leaders said yesterday, criticizing law enforcement officials for not doing more to punish nationalist crimes. Borukh Gorin, a spokesman for the Federation of Russia's Jewish Organizations, said an investigation by prosecutors into whether an ancient Jewish religious text was inciting...

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British Home Secretary Convenes Faith Leaders, Urges Unity

July 8, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4663653.stm

On July 8, 2005 BBC News reported, "Charles Clarke and religious leaders have met at the Home Office to discuss a response to the bombings in London. Faith representatives included Sir Iqbal Sacranie from the Muslim Council of Britain, Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor. After the meeting, the home secretary warned against any Muslim backlash and urged all faiths to stand united......

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Anti-Defamation League Offers Expression of Solidarity in Wake of Attacks

July 7, 2005

Source: ADL Press Release

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/TerrorismIntl_93/4751_93.htm

On July 7, 2005 an ADL Press Release reported, "The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today expressed its solidarity with the British people following the horrific terrorist attacks on commuter trains and buses in London.

'These ugly and cowardly attacks in London remind us that the threat of terrorism remains all too real,' said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director. 'Our...

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Update: Naval Academy to Keep Lunch Prayer

July 7, 2005

Source: WBAL - TV

Wire Service: AP

http://www.thewbalchannel.com/news/4692957/detail.html

On July 7, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Every weekday, when the more than 4,000 midshipmen at the Naval Academy gather for lunch, they begin with a brief prayer, a devotional thought or a moment of silence... The Anti-Defamation League's request that the Naval Academy follow the lead of the Air Force Academy and the U.S. Military Academy...

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