Judaism

Esther’s Tomb Visited by Purim Pilgrims, and Others Too

March 18, 2005

Source: The Forward

http://www.forward.com/main/article.php?ref=eliassian200503161124

On March 18, 2005 The Forward reported, "Though the holiday of Purim is celebrated by Jews worldwide, the story, based as it is in Persia, has special resonance for the Jews of Iran. Recent decades have proved difficult for Persian Jews, many of whom fled the country after the 1979 Islamic Revolution. From a community of about 100,000, now an estimated 25,000 to 35,000...

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Neo-Nazis Admit to Plans to Blow Up Munich Synagogue

March 9, 2005

Source: The Independent

http://news.independent.co.uk/europe/story.jsp?story=618125

On March 9, 2005 The Independent reported, "The trial of nine German neo-Nazis charged with conspiring to blow up a Jewish community centre took a dramatic turn yesterday when two of the accused confessed to hiding explosives for the bombing and admitted planning to use them against leading politicians and Jewish leaders. The nine, aged between 19 and 38, are charged with...

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Several Religious Groups Advocate for Banning Juvenile Executions

March 9, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/161/story_16171_1.html#cont

On March 9, 2005 Beliefnet reported, "a U.S. Supreme Court decision Tuesday (March 1) banning execution of juvenile offenders is finding strong support among some national religious groups. The 5-4 decision in Roper v. Simmons will remove about 70 individuals from death row who were convicted of murders committed before they turned 18....

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Marketers Cater to Haredim with Vast Array of Modern Products

March 9, 2005

Source: The Jerusalem Post

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1110252011142&apage=1

On March 9, 2005 The Jerusalem Post reported, "Rivka and Srulik – the new Barbie and Ken of the haredi world – own no skimpy bathing suits or flashy rock star outfits... Sandwiched between an electric flour-sifter that removes bugs and an embroidered casing with which to camouflage one'...

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Study Reveals How Interfaith Families Observe Both Passover and Easter

March 9, 2005

Source: i-Newswire

http://i-newswire.com/pr9542.html

On March 9, 2005 i-Newswire reported, "although Hanukkah gets more attention, Passover is a more significant holiday for interfaith families, judging by participation levels. According to the Passover Predicament Survey, released today by InterfaithFamily.com ( www.interfaithfamily.com ), an independent non-profit publisher and advocacy membership association, 97 percent of respondents reported participating in Passover celebrations...

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European Leaders Vow to Fight Anti-Semitism at Opening of Holocaust Museum

March 9, 2005

Source: New York Jewish Times

http://nyjtimes.com/Stories/2005/EuroLeadersVowToFightAnti-Semitism.htm

On March 9, 2005 the New York Jewish Times reported, "European leaders, attending ceremonies this month to mark the opening of the new Yad Vashem Holocaust museum in Jerusalem, vowed to fight rising anti-Semitism in their countries and promised to battle racism, Ha'Aretz reported. German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer said that the Holocaust...

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Muslim and Jewish Student Organizations Collaborate at Syracuse University

March 4, 2005

Source: The Daily Orange

http://www.dailyorange.com/news/2005/03/04/News/Religious.Groups.Close.Cultural.Gap-885539.shtml

On March 4, 2005 The Daily Orange reported, "accepting differences and celebrating diversity is the idea behind a joint program by Syracuse University's Hillel and Muslim Student Association starting next week. The program, 'Search for Understanding,' will include events ranging from discussions to...

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Interfaith Youth Drama Draws Crowds

March 3, 2005

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/religion/abraham3e_20050303.htm

On March 3, 2005 The Detroit Free Press reported, "'The Children of Abraham,' casts Christian, Jewish and Muslim young people as characters who wrestle with the world's most explosive issue: religious bigotry. On stage, there's singing and dancing -- but the players also argue, call each other names and pour out heartfelt stories of pain and anger. And in the end, they remember...

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Thousands of Jews Return from Israel to Russia

March 2, 2005

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-jews2mar02,0,5443257.story?coll=la-home-headlines

On March 2, 2005 the Los Angeles Times reported, "[Alla] Chudnovskaya, 38, was one of the estimated 1 million Jews who emigrated to Israel in the face of repression and discrimination in the Soviet Union during the 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s. Now she is among as many as 57,000 who have come...

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