Judaism

Jews and Muslims Share Seder Meal

April 5, 2005

Source: Sun Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/palmbeach/sfl-pseder04apr04,0,2818375.story

On April 5, 2005 the Sun Sentinel reported, "the upcoming Jewish holiday of Passover served as the backdrop Sunday afternoon for bringing Jews and Muslims together to better understand each other's faiths. About 25 Muslims gathered with about 75 Jews at Temple Torah west of Boynton Beach to learn about the Seder, the holiday meal...

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Update: Foreign Ministry Condemns Petition Calling for Ban of Jewish Organizations

April 5, 2005

Source: MosNews

http://www.mosnews.com/news/2005/04/05/fmantisemit.shtml

On April 5, 2005 MosNews reported, "Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Alexander Yakovenko, called the letter signed by thousands of well-known Russian public figures and church officials seeking to ban Jewish organizations an attempt to spoil the relationship between Russia and Israel.

He said such attempts are 'inadmissible, no matter from what side they are performed' and...

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Jewish Community Relations Council Statement on the Passing of Pope John Paul II

April 4, 2005

Source: The Jewish Community Relations Council

http://www.jcrcboston.org/news.htm#JCRC%20Extends%20Its%20Condolences%20On%20The%20Passing%20Of%20Pope%20John%20Paul%20II

On April 4, 2005 The Jewish Community Relations Council reported, "The Jewish Community Relations Council, the public affairs arm of the Greater Boston Jewish Community today released a statement offering condolences to the Roman...

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50,000 Sign Petition to Ban Jewish Groups

April 3, 2005

Source: Haaretz

http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/560399.html

On April 3, 2005 Haaretz reported, "Some 50,000 well known public figures and church officials in Russia have signed a petition asking the country's state prosecution to ban Jewish groups, Army Radio reported Sunday.

The petition uses quotations from an abridged guide to Jewish law, the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, to support its contention that Judaism is 'an extremist and racist ethnicity that...

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Indian Group Recognized to be Descended from Ancient Israelites

April 1, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: UPI

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/163/story_16373_1.html

On April 1, 2005 United Press International reported, "A chief rabbi in Israel has determined members of India's Bnei Menashe community are descendants of the ancient Israelites. Sephardi Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar has dispatched a team of rabbinical judges to formally convert them to Orthodox Jewry so they can immigrate to Israel under the Law of...

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Supreme Court Accepts Non-Orthodox Conversions

March 31, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/163/story_16354_1.html

On March 31, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "The Supreme Court on Thursday granted recognition to non-Orthodox conversions to Judaism partly performed in Israel, capping a six-year legal battle with a sharp blow to the country's Orthodox monopoly over religious affairs. The decision drew harsh condemnation from the rabbinical establishment...

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President Calls for New Measures Against Anti-Semitism

March 30, 2005

Source: Haaretz

Wire Service: AP

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/558456.html

On March 30, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Serbia-Montenegro's president has called for new legal measures against anti-Semitism in the Balkan country. Svetozar Marovic met with the Israeli ambassador to Belgrade, Yafa Ben Ari, and issued the statement yesterday proposing 'new legislative initiatives to prevent anti-Semitic incidents.' Earlier this month...

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Religion Finds a Place in Some History Classes

March 27, 2005

Source: The Bradenton Herald

http://www.bradenton.com/mld/bradenton/news/local/11240629.htm

On March 27, 2005 The Bradenton Herald reported, "Jesus can be found in the classrooms and curriculum of Manatee County's public schools. He's in the textbooks, activity sheets and study guides of high school history and social studies courses, along with other important historical figures from other major religions such as Moses, Muhammad and Siddartha Gautama, more...

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Three Men Arrested for Plastering Belgrade with Anti-Semitic Posters

March 27, 2005

Source: Haaretz

Wire Service: AP

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/556098.html

On March 27, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Belgrade police have arrested three men for plastering anti-Semitic posters in the Serbian capital, the authorities said yesterday. Interior Minister Dragan Jocic declined to identify the suspects, but said they were 'young people ... found in possession of copies of the posters' identical to those that appeared...

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