Judaism

Interfaith Service in Portsmouth Renews Commitment to Help Katrina Victims

September 17, 2005

Source: Portsmouth Herald

http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/09172005/news/63390.htm

On September 17, 2005 the Portsmouth Herald reported, "They have sent money, they have sent supplies, and on Friday night a small group at North Church sent their prayers to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The Interfaith service brought together spiritual leaders from local Christian, Jewish and Baha’i organizations on what was declared a National Day of Prayer for...

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DC Area Places of Worship Continue to Reach Out to Katrina Victims

September 15, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/14/AR2005091401416.html

On September 15, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "Across Montgomery County, members of churches, synagogues and other religious institutions are opening their wallets, and in some cases their homes, to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Religious organizations both big and small report raising thousands of dollars...

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Cypriot Jews Celebrate First Synagogue

September 14, 2005

Source: Haaretz

Wire Service: AP

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/624012.html

On September 14, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Cyprus' Jewish community inaugurated the island's first synagogue in the seaside city of Larnaca yesterday. 'This is a historic event for Cyprus,' Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger told a 100-strong crowd at the ceremony. 'We are very happy Cyprus is open to all religions.' The ceremony included the introduction of a...

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Jews, Muslims Request Tribunals

September 14, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/174/story_17488_1.html

On September 14, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Jews and Muslims in Ontario pledged Wednesday to fight for faith-based tribunals to settle family disputes after its premier stunned their communities by announcing he would ban all religious arbitration in Canada's largest province. Ontario appeared well on its way to becoming the first Western...

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New Swaminarayan Hindu Temple One of Eight in Country

September 14, 2005

Source: Woodbridge Sentinel

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On September 14, 2005 the Woodbridge Sentinel reported, "Temple Ohev Shalom in Colonia, once a Jewish place of worship, has been transformed into a Hindu temple that just recently opened. Hundreds of people from around the world gathered at the Shri Swaminarayan temple to mark its official opening on Sept. 4... The temple is part of the Shri Swaminarayan sect of Hinduism. Its followers number in the millions throughout the world... The...

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In Montgomery, "Children of Abraham" Bring Faiths Together After September 11

September 11, 2005

Source: Montgomery Advertiser

http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050911/NEWS/509110316/1001

On September 11, 2005 the Montgomery Advertiser reported, "The Sept. 11, 2001 attacks did something for Montgomery's religious community.

At the time of the attacks, there was virtually no formal, core group of spiritual leaders of various religions to join. People were cordial, but they really didn'...

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Iowa Conference Gives “Human Face” to Islam

September 11, 2005

Source: The Des Moines Register

http://desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050911/LIFE05/509110339/1039/LIFE

On September 11, 2005 The Des Moines Register reported, "Muslims in Iowa say they're still feeling the brunt of unfair stereotypes four years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the United States placed an unwanted spotlight on their religion. A conference, titled 'Islam in America: Finding Common Ground...

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After 9/11, Muslims Put On the Spot to Explain Islam, Counter Misperceptions

September 11, 2005

Source: SignOnSanDiego.com / Union-Tribune

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20050911-9999-1n11islam.html

On September 11, 2005 the Union-Tribune reported, "Community members estimate that 80,000 to 100,000 Muslims live in San Diego County, although an exact census figure isn't available. That means there are more Muslims here than Presbyterians or Episcopalians or United Methodists, and the number of Muslims is roughly equal to the number of...

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2,000 In Clearwater, Faith Communities Come Together in Prayer and Compassion

September 10, 2005

Source: St. Petersburg Times. Eileen Schulte. September 10, 2005

On September 10, 2005 the St. Petersburg Times reported, "The Rev. Leddy Hammock held a candle and looked up at the dozens of people at an interfaith remembrance service for Hurricane Katrina victims Tuesday. 'We gather to rebuild a levee against all human tears,' she told them. A few minutes later, the lights were dimmed, and each person in the octagon-shaped sanctuary held up a single lighted candle, asking God to help the evacuees and to forgive the dead of their...

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