Judaism

Christians, Jews Reach Out to Muslims After Mosque Fire in Springfield

January 3, 2005

Source: The Republican

http://www.masslive.com/hampfrank/republican/index.ssf?/base/news-6/1104742146166280.xml

On January 3, 2005 The Republican reported, "the Al-Baqi Islamic Center ended the year in flames, but yesterday a different fire burned for the mosque as some 50 people from all denominations showed support for the Muslims who lost their house of worship. The mosque was severely damaged by fire Dec. 8. Seven youths have...

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Interfaith Prayer Vigil for Tsunami Victims Held in New Delhi

January 2, 2005

Source: Central Chronicle

http://www.centralchronicle.com/20050102/0201011.htm

On January 2, 2005 Central Chronicle reported, "Heads of various religions gathered here today to offer joint prayers for the victims of Tsunami tragedy. Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Zorastrian and Jew leaders took part in an interfaith prayer meeting held at Gandhi Smriti Bhavan and expressed solidarity and empathy with thousands of affected people. The religious heads said people of every...

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Israel and Palestinian Authority to Jointly Market Region as Pilgrimage Destination

December 26, 2004

Source: Beliefnet.com/Religion News Service

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/158/story_15875_1.html

On December 26, 2004 Beliefnet.com/Religion News Service reported, "Israel and the Palestinian Authority plan to jointly market their region as a pilgrimage destination, Israel's Ministry of Tourism announced Sunday (Dec. 26). Israeli Tourism Ministry Director General Eli Cohen and his Palestinian counterpart, Dr. Bajis Ismail, agreed on the plan during a meeting in...

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Presidential Revote Poses Difficult Choice for Ukranian Jews

December 24, 2004

Source: Beliefnet.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/158/story_15855_1.html

On December 24, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "For many of Ukraine's 100,000 Jews, Sunday's presidential revote poses a difficult choice: a Western-leaning opposition leader with past links to people with anti-Semitic views or a prime minister who favors heavy-handed Soviet-style leadership but appears to offer more stability. Ukraine's...

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Israel Allows Free Travel to Bethlehem on Christmas Eve, Distributes Candy to Palestinians

December 24, 2004

Source: Beliefnet.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/158/story_15854_1.html

On December 24, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "Israel allowed free travel into Bethlehem on Christmas Eve and handed out candy to Palestinians and foreign pilgrims at roadblocks, the latest sign that Israeli-Palestinian relations have warmed since the death of Yasser Arafat. During more than four years of fighting, Christmas in the...

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Orthodox Jews Join Carolers in Protest

December 22, 2004

Source: Washington Times

http://www.washtimes.com/national/20041221-103610-9207r.htm

On December 22, 2004 the Washimgton Times reported, "Susan Rosenbluth and fellow Orthodox Jews yesterday came to Maplewood, N.J., to join a crowd of more than 100 carolers in singing Christmas and Hanukkah songs in front of Columbia High School. Holiday hymns were sung in response to school policies that Steve Lonegan -- the Republican mayor of nearby Bogota, N.J., who organized...

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Minnesota Jews Face Cultural Challenges of Urbanization

December 15, 2004

Source: Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/stories/462/5137816.html

On December 15, 2004 Star Tribune reported, "in nearly a century in Minnesota, the Nudell family has gone from a single poor tinsmith from Ukraine living on Minneapolis' North Side with his nine children, to a prosperous clan with local branches in Golden Valley and Edina -- and relations scattered from sea to shining sea. According to a new study of local Jews described as the most complete and...

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Gov't Bans Broadcasts by Hizbullah on Grounds of Anti-Semitism

December 15, 2004

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/france/story/0,11882,1373845,00.html

On December 15, 2004 The Guardian reported, "The French government has banned broadcasts by a satellite TV channel run by the militant Hizbullah organisation on the grounds of anti-semitism. On Monday the council of state, France's highest administrative body, ordered Eutelsat, the Paris-based satellite operator, to stop transmitting programmes from al-Manar within two days...

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Jewish Immigration to Israel from France Highest in 30 Years

December 14, 2004

Source: Beliefnet.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/158/story_15805_1.html

On December 14, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "Jewish immigration to Israel from France - where anti-Semitic incidents are on the rise - has reached its highest level in more than three decades, immigration officials said Tuesday. The Jewish Agency, a quasi-governmental organization, said 2,236 French Jews immigrated between January and...

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