Judaism

At the National Cathedral, an Interfaith Event Calls for the End of Hunger

June 7, 2005

Source: National Council of Churches News Service

http://www.ncccusa.org/news/050608EndHunger.html

On June 7, 2005 the National Council of Churches News Service reported, "With fervor and conviction, religious leaders from Jewish, Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, Muslim, Sikh and Buddhist traditions, urged more than 1,000 participants in yesterday’s first Interfaith Convocation on Hunger at the Washington National Cathedral to advocate for the end of hunger in the...

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Superintendent of Air Force Academy Admits Widespread Religious Intolerance

June 4, 2005

Source: The Associated Press

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/8092526/

On June 4, 2005 The Associated Press reported, "the superintendent of the Air Force Academy acknowledged to leaders of a national Jewish group Friday that religious intolerance permeates the military school. 'As a commander, I know I have problems in my cadet wing,' Lt. Gen. John Rosa said at a meeting of the Anti-Defamation League’s executive committee. 'I have issues in my staff, and I have issues in my faculty — and...

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Interfaith Tour of Biblical Sites Spurs Dialogue

June 4, 2005

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050604/LIVING/506040340/1007/LIVING

On June 4, 2005 The Indianapolis Star reported, "In late June and early July, [Kazim] Eldes plans to lead two interfaith journeys to Turkey, this time with groups from the Indianapolis area. Sponsored by an organization called the Holy Dove Foundation, Eldes hopes the Biblical Treasures of Turkey tour will create...

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Charlotte Gathering Discusses "Climate of Intolerance"

June 4, 2005

Source: Charlotte Observer

http://www.charlotte.com/mld/observer/news/local/11813073.htm

On June 4, 2005 the Charlotte Observer reported, "Area leaders representing Muslim, Christian and Jewish faiths united Friday and denounced what one described as a 'climate of intolerance' in the Charlotte area in recent weeks. 'We are seeing a trickle-down effect of an Islam-phobic climate that is allowed to flourish,' said Jibril Hough, a spokesman for the Islamic...

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Superintendent of the Air Force Academy Receives Words of Support from the ADL

June 4, 2005

Source: Rocky Mountain News

http://rockymountainnews.com/drmn/state/article/0,1299,DRMN_21_3829680,00.html

On June 4, 2005 the Rocky Mountain News reported, "the superintendent of the Air Force Academy explained his commitment to ending religious intolerance so candidly Friday that he earned a pledge of support from one of the nation's leading civil rights groups. 'What we did not hear is what we so frequently hear: denial,' said Abraham...

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Court Finds "Le Monde" Guilty of “Racial Defamation” Against Jews

June 4, 2005

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/france/story/0,11882,1499139,00.html

On June 4, 2005 The Guardian reported, "A French appeal court has found the editor-in-chief of Le Monde and the authors of an opinion piece in the paper guilty of 'racial defamation' against Israel and the Jewish people. In a ruling greeted with applause by Jewish groups and some alarm by media lawyers, the court ordered Jean-Marie Colombani and the three writers to pay a...

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Republicans Block Two Measures Aimed at Creating Environment of Religious Respect at Air Force Academy

June 3, 2005

Source: The Forward

On June 3, 2005 The Forward reported, "House Republicans have killed two measures aimed at requiring the Air Force to submit a plan for ensuring religious tolerance at its academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The measures come in the wake of allegations of religious intolerance and coercion directed by evangelical Christians at the academy against Jews, Catholics and others. The measures, proposed amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act, were submitted to the House Rules Committee and the House Armed Services Committee...

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US Jewish and Christian Groups Plan Middle East Trip in Aftermath of Divestment Row

June 2, 2005

Source: Ecumenical News International

http://www.eni.ch/articles/display.shtml?05-0410

On June 2, 2005 Ecumenical News International reported, "Representatives of a number of US Protestant denominations and Jewish groups are planning a joint visit to the Middle East after criticism of plans of some churches to consider divestment from companies in Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories...An agreement by the various organizations to travel together to the Israeli and the...

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An Eruv Boosts House Prices in Sharon, Observant Jews Weigh Costs and Benefits

May 29, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

On May 29, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "in a convergence of real estate and religion, home values in Sharon are determined not only by school quality, waterfront views, and commuter rail proximity. There is the added factor of a home's positioning in or out of the symbolic enclosure known as an eruv, defined in Judaic religious law as an area where observant Jews are freed from the Sabbath prohibition on carrying items -- whether a prayer book or a baby. The added price of a home in the eruv is considered by many...

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French Jewish Organization Opposes Petition from US Jewish Group

May 26, 2005

Source: Haaretz

On May 26, 2005 Haaretz reported, "The head of a major Jewish group in France has spoken out against a petition calling President Jacques Chirac to fight anti-Semitism, which was circulated among U.S. Jews. Roger Cukierman is the Chairman of CRIF (Conseil Representatif des Institutions Juives de France) - an umbrella organization in the French Jewish community. Cukierman is protesting the fact that the organization behind the petition - The World Jewish Congress (WJC) - published it without consulting first with CRIF. The CRIF...

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Books Explore "New Alliances" in Christian-Jewish Relations

May 22, 2005

Source: The Jerusalem Post

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull%26cid=1116728302808

On May 22, 2005 The Jerusalem Post reported, "Rabbi 'Yitz' Greenberg, consistently on the radical wing of traditional Judaism, has written what may in time be regarded as a truly groundbreaking book on the possibilities of a new Jewish-Christian encounter. Jews and Christians must think 'out of the box' if they...

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Some Express Reservations as Religious Hatred Bill Returns

May 20, 2005

Source: The Church of England Newspaper

http://www.churchnewspaper.com/news.php?read=on&number_key=5769&title=Anger%20as%20religious%20hatred%20bill%20returns

On May 20, 2005 The Church of England Newspaper reported, "Religious groups have spoken out fiercely against the reintroduction of the Incitement to Religious Hatred Bill, the plans of which were outlined in the Queen’s Speech this week....

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Interfaith Coalition Forms to Fight Hunger

May 20, 2005

Source: The Christian Post

http://www.christianpost.com/article/society/1597/section/interfaith.leaders.unite.against.hunger/1.htm

On May 20, 2005 The Christian Post reported, "More than 40 heads of state representing more than 100 million people of faith will be gathering next month for an interfaith convocation that religious leaders say will be unprecedented in U.S. religious history. Hunger No More, an interfaith...

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Vandal Draws Swastika on New Holocaust Memorial in Berlin

May 14, 2005

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/germany/article/0,2763,1483755,00.html

On May 14, 2005 The Guardian reported, "Vandals scrawled a Nazi swastika on Germany's new Holocaust memorial within hours of it opening to the public. The small symbol on one of the monument's 2,711 grey slabs was spotted by security guards and removed, but the vandal was not found. Uwe Neumaerker, a spokesman for the memorial, said everything possible had been done to...

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