Judaism

Jews, Christians and Muslims in Chico to Gather for Abraham Celebration

February 15, 2005

Source: Chico Enterprise-Record

http://www.chicoer.com/Stories/0,1413,135~25088~2712227,00.html

On February 15, 2005 the Chico Enterprise-Record reported, "anyone with an interest is welcome to share a meal and learn about three religions Sunday at Chico's Celebration of Abraham. The event will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church. Participants will hear brief talks on Judaism, Christianity and Islam along with selections from sacred music and...

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CA Delegation of Jews, Christians, and Muslims Makes Pilgrimage to Middle East

February 12, 2005

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-beliefs12feb12,1,1586672.story

On February 12, 2005 the Los Angeles Times reported, "[W]hen his partners at the Wilshire Center Interfaith Council proposed a joint pilgrimage to Israel, [Mahmoud] Abdel-Baset, [director of religious affairs for the Islamic Center of Southern California in Los Angeles,] gulped. How, he wondered, could he sell this trip to the Muslim community at the...

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Children of Abraham Project Casts Light on Similarities, Differences

February 7, 2005

Source: Kalamazoo Gazette

http://www.mlive.com/news/kzgazette/index.ssf?/base/news-12/1107188417278240.xml

On February 7, 2005 the Kalamazoo Gazette reported, "a diverse cast of students in The Children of Abraham Project presented a dramatic performance of their differences, similarities and hopes Sunday on the campus of Western Michigan University. Written by 16 teenagers from the Mosaic Youth Theater in Detroit, it was a drawing together...

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Documentary Finds Anti-Semitism on U.S. College Campuses

February 7, 2005

Source: Ha-Aretz

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/537191.html

On February 7, 2005 Ha-Aretz reported, "U.S. college students have become like Russian Jews who kept silent because they feared state retaliation if they spoke out about being persecuted. That was the view expressed Saturday night by Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs Minister Natan Sharansky at the screening of a controversial documentary depicting pro-Israel students' allegations of intimidation at the hands...

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Muslims and Jews Band Together to Build Habitat House

February 7, 2005

Source: KLTV News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.kltv.com/Global/story.asp?S=2873991

On February 7, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Muslim and Jewish communities are working together to build a house with the nonprofit, Christian housing charity Habitat for Humanity. Tamiko Seward is a single mother who will live in the eleven-hundred-square-foot house. She has a three-year-old son. Both are Baptist. The 26-year-old secretary says the Muslim...

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Members of Parliament Condemn Ban of Jewish Organizations

February 4, 2005

Source: Beliefnet.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/160/story_16049_1.html

On February 4, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "The Russian parliament's lower house adopted a declaration Friday sharply condemning a letter that urged prosecutors to outlaw all Jewish organizations in Russia, but the nationalist and Communist factions whose members had signed the letter were absent or voted against. In a 306-58 vote...

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Israeli Army Religious Studies Program Slated to End

January 27, 2005

Source: Beliefnet.com/Religion News Service

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/160/story_16014_1.html

On January 27, 2005 the Religion News Service reported, "An innovative program that has long enabled religious Israeli soldiers to combine their mandatory military service with intensive religious studies will soon be disbanded, according to officials in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). The disclosure that the 'hesder' yeshiva program could end as soon as March has...

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Nationalist Parliamentarians Seek to Outlaw All Jewish Groups

January 24, 2005

Source: Beliefnet.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/159/story_15991_1.html

On January 24, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "A group of nationalist Russian lawmakers called Monday for a sweeping investigation aimed at outlawing all Jewish organizations and punishing officials who support them, accusing Jews of fomenting ethnic hatred and saying they provoke anti-Semitism. In a letter dated Jan. 13, about 20 members...

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Chicago Police Videos Educate Force About Religious Faiths and Practices

January 23, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/23/national/23video.html

On January 23, 2005 The New York Times reported, "many men of the Sikh faith wear a small sword under their clothing. Orthodox Jews often refuse to move illegally parked cars on Saturdays. Outsiders may photograph statues in Buddhist temples, but not in Hindu ones. These are some of the insights in a series of videos the Chicago Police Department uses to train its officers in dealing...

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Trans-denominational Jewish Rabbinical School Confronts Unique Challenges

January 22, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/22/national/22religion.html?oref=login

On January 22, 2005 The New York Times reported, "in his 12 years as president of Hebrew College, a center for transdenominational Jewish education in this Boston suburb, David M. Gordis has seen all types of believers walk through the door, from the devout to the questioning to those who cannot quite figure out where they fit into Judaism... But while...

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Traditional Jewish Ritual Bath for Women Makes Comeback

January 21, 2005

Source: News Journal

http://www.news-journalonline.com/NewsJournalOnline/News/Local/03AreaEAST02012105.htm

On January 21, 2005 News Journal reported, "it's a women's ritual as ancient as the Hebrew scriptures. But in modern times, the concept of visiting a ritual bath -- or 'mikveh' -- has become as foreign to most Jews as it is to the rest of the population. So it was with more than a little curiosity that about 100 Jewish women from...

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