Judaism

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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London Mayor Issues Statement About Attacks and Diversity of City

July 7, 2005

Source: Financial Times

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/dcdfe116-ef08-11d9-8b10-00000e2511c8,dwp_uuid=46d6f5a8-d260-11d8-b661-00000e2511c8.html

On July 7, 2005 the Financial Times published the text of a statement delivered by Ken Livingstone, mayor of London, in response to the terrorist attacks on the city's mass transit system. In his statement, Livingstone said, "I want to say one thing specifically to the world...

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Jewish Leaders Condemn Resolutions of United Church of Christ Related to Israel

July 7, 2005

Source: The Washington Times

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washtimes.com/national/20050706-110159-8019r.htm

On July 7, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Jewish leaders condemned resolutions passed by the United Church of Christ that call for Israel to dismantle its security fences around Palestinian territories and for companies to use 'economic leverage' to promote peace in the Middle East. The measures, passed by the UCC's...

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International Council of Christians and Jews to Meet in Chicago: "Healing the World, Working Together"

July 5, 2005

Source: U.S. Newswire

http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=49923

On July 5, 2005 U.S. Newswire reported, "The International Council of Christians and Jews (ICCJ), an umbrella organization of 38 Jewish-Christian dialogue groups worldwide, is holding its annual international conference in Chicago from July 24 - 27 at the Westin River North Hotel, 320 N. Dearborn, Chicago. A detailed conference schedule is viewable at http://www.iccj.org. Leading interfaith...

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McDonald's Settlement Over Vegetarian Fries Benefits Hindu Organizations

July 4, 2005

Source: Hinduism Today

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On July 4, 2005 Hinduism Today reported, "This week the food giant McDonald's mailed a check for US $254,773.19 to Hinduism Today magazine's endowment fund (Hindu Heritage Endowment), one of a handful of elite vegetarian-friendly institutions in America chosen as recipients of the court-ordered $10 million settlement...It was all started by a Seattle lawyer, Harish Bharti, a vegetarian Hindu who makes a habit out of identifying the ingredients in purportedly...

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Conservative Jews Reconsider Questions of Gays, Interfaith Marriages

July 1, 2005

Source: The Forward

http://www.forward.com/articles/3397

On July 1, 2005 The Forward reported, "In recent days, more than 90 Conservative rabbis have signed their names to the Web site of a new group that pledges to fight against 'all religious and organizational limitations' that the movement places on gay and lesbians, including the ban on same-sex unions and the ordination of openly gay rabbis or cantors... The current protocols for dealing with gays and lesbians and with non-...

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Hate Speech Case in France Raises Free Speech Issue Across Europe

June 27, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F30E14F73C5E0C748EDDAF0894DD404482

On June 27, 2005 The New York Times reported, "According to William Goldnadel, the 4 euros he won in a recent court case here is a windfall for Jews in France. Others only see it adding to a deficit of free speech in Europe. Three French intellectuals and the publisher of the nation's premier newspaper, LeMonde, were ordered by a...

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Religious Schools Seek to Fill Special Education Needs

June 27, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/education/k_12/articles/2005/06/27/religious_schools_look_to_fill_special_education_needs/

On June 27, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "the Jewish community of Boston is responding to increasing pressure from parents to make religious education more accessible to a larger number of children by spending $2 million to increase the chances that children......

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