Judaism

African American and Jewish Students Host Freedom Seder

April 22, 2005

Source: PBS Religion & Ethics Newsweekly

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/week834/feature.html

On April 22, 2005 PBS Religion & Ethics Newsweekly reported, "for Jews, Passover begins this weekend (April 23.) The eight-day festival starts with a seder -- a dinner. The elements of the seder represent the story of the Jews' Exodus from Egypt. They include salt water for the tears and suffering of the Israelites; unleavened bread for the dough that didn'...

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Pope Benedict XVI Invites Rabbi to Installation

April 21, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/165/story_16576_1.html?rnd=17

On April 21, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "In another sign that he intends to follow in the footsteps of his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI invited the chief rabbi of Rome to his installation, a spokesman for Rome's Jewish community said Thursday. The spokesman, Riccardo Pacifici, said Rabbi Riccardo di Segni received the...

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Celebrating Seder in Kathmandu

April 20, 2005

Source: The Jerusalem Post

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull%26cid=1113963506069

On April 20, 2005 The Jerusalem Post reported, "The legend of Seder in Kathmandu, like Himalayan treks and Yeti sightings, has taken on an almost mystical aura. Every year, thousands of young Israelis backpacking through Nepal - located between China and India - converge on the capital, Kathmandu, to participate...

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Bloomberg Distances Himself from Activist's Anti-Semitic Remarks

April 15, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/165/story_16515_1.html

On April 15, 2005 Beliefnet/RNS reported, "Mayor Michael Bloomberg distanced himself Friday from a left-leaning political activist accused of once saying Jews 'function as mass murderers of people of color.' Jewish leaders had called on Bloomberg to denounce Lenora Fulani - an awkward position for the mayor as he courts the support of the...

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Tories Advocate for More Faith Schools

April 14, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/vote_2005/frontpage/4438453.stm

On April 14, 2005 BBC News reported, " The Conservatives say they want to see "perhaps thousands" more faith schools. Education spokesman Tim Collins says a commitment to a major expansion of religious schools 'is absolutely at the heart of the Conservative vision.' He says Christian, Jewish and Islamic schools have higher standards and a stronger...

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Interfaith Service in Los Angeles Honors Memory of John Paul II

April 13, 2005

Source: India Post News Service

http://www.indiapost.com/members/story.php?story_id=4707

On April 13, 2005 the India Post News Service reported, "Bibi Inderjit Kaur Khalsa, Bhai Sahiba of the Sikh Dharma, addressed a gathering of 500 in an Interfaith Memorial Service for Pope John Paul II at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angeles in Los Angeles, California. She shared some personal experiences with her husband Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Khalsa Yogiji and their...

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First Female Rabbi to Head Conservative Congregation

April 12, 2005

Source: The Record

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On April 12, 2005 The Record reported, "Rabbi Francine Roston is poised to shatter a stained-glass ceiling. Roston, the 36-year-old leader of New Milford's Congregation Beth Tikvah, will leave Bergen County in July to head Congregation Beth El, which serves more than 550 families in South Orange. Her new...

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Jewish Extremist Rally at Al-Aqsa Mosque Thwarted by Police

April 11, 2005

Source: Middle East Times

http://www.metimes.com/articles/normal.php?StoryID=20050411-040843-8543r

On April 11, 2005 the Middle East Times reported, "Israeli police prevented right-wing Jewish extremists from staging a rally at Jerusalem's disputed Al Aqsa mosque compound on April 10 with some 3,000 officers throwing a ring of steel around the sacred site. The ultranationalist Revava group had called for mass prayers at the compound to denounce...

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The Pope’s Interfaith Outreach Symbolic, Personal

April 11, 2005

Source: Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/world/3127863

On April 11, 2005 the Houston Chronicle reported, "The symbols of cooperation left to the world by Pope John Paul II transformed interfaith relations. He was the Polish pope who came of age under Nazi occupation and prayed at one of Judaism's most holy sites, Jerusalem's Western Wall. The leader of more than 1 billion Catholics, he shed his shoes to enter a mosque and urged repentance...

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Jewish and Catholic Leaders Wonder About Interfaith Relations After Pope John Paul II

April 10, 2005

Source: Haaretz

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/562921.html

On April 10, 2005 Haaretz reported, "With the passing of Pope John Paul II, Jewish and Catholic leaders involved in interfaith efforts are voicing concerns that future pontiffs might fail to carry on his groundbreaking efforts to deepen relations with the Jewish people...In some circles, the concern is that as the church confronts mounting international problems - including a critical shortage of priests and...

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Interfaith Rally Expresses Support for Same-Sex Marriage

April 10, 2005

Source: Macleans.ca

http://www.macleans.ca/topstories/news/shownews.jsp?content=n041059A

On April 10, 2005 Macleans.ca reported, "Hundreds of same-sex supporters hooted, sang and clapped their hands to a choir singing Chapel of Love at a boisterous rally Sunday that saw Christian, Jewish, Muslim and other religious leaders calling for the right to perform gay and lesbian marriages.

The rare union of various faiths was one of five gatherings...

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Interfaith Group Backs Out of Troy National Day of Prayer

April 9, 2005

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.woodtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=3172872

On April 9, 2005 The Associated Press reported, "an interfaith group that originally asked to be included in a National Day of Prayer ceremony at Troy City Hall says it's backing out. The group says the reason is that the National Day of Prayer Task Force is an exclusively Christian organization. The interfaith group also includes Hindus, Muslims, Jews and members of other religions. An...

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American Jewish Congress Launches Campaign to Counter Divestment Efforts

April 8, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/164/story_16425_1.html

On April 8, 2005 the Religion News Service reported, "The American Jewish Congress (AJC), an advocacy group, has launched a campaign to counteract an effort by some church groups divesting from companies that do business in Israel. The divestment effort, which has been spearheaded by the Presbyterian Church (USA) and other church groups that are...

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