Judaism

Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, and Christian Ethicists Weigh in on Schiavo Case

March 23, 2005

Source: Chicago Tribune

On March 23, 2005 the Chicago Tribune reported, "as the quest to sustain the life of a brain-damaged Florida woman commands the attention of the American public, people of all faiths are pondering if ancient tenets can resolve the moral quandaries posed by modern medicine. Withchemotherapy, respirators, feeding tubes and other artificial means possibly adding years to a human life, believers across the spectrum are challenged by the questions raised in the Terri Schiavo case. But for Jewish, Muslim, Hindu and Christian bioethicists,...

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Report Reveals Record High Levels of Anti-Semitic Acts

March 21, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/104/story_10462_1.html

On March 21, 2005 Religion News Service reported, "The number of racist and anti-Semitic acts committed in France nearly doubled in a year, a human rights group reported Monday (March 21). The government-affiliated National Consultative Human Rights Commission found some 1,565 attacks and slurs with a racist or anti-Semitic intent were...

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Teachers in Purchase Learn Lesson on Islam

March 20, 2005

Source: The Journal News

http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050320/NEWS02/503200352/1018

On March 20, 2005 The Journal News reported, "the teachers were gathered at round tables, answering a quiz about the Jewish scripture, the New Testament and the Quran. They were asked to match the holy book with the quotations, which included references to Adam in the garden, Moses parting the sea and the immaculate...

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Leaders of American Jewish Organizations Express Shock Over Report Findings

March 18, 2005

Source: The Forward

http://www.forward.com/articles/2828

On March 18, 2005 The Forward reported, "Embarrassed leaders of American Jewish organizations were absorbing the news this week that an international body under their control was at the center of a tangled Israeli scheme, detailed in a bombshell government report, to build illegal settlement outposts in violation of Israeli law, policy and international commitments. The international body, the World Zionist Organization, or WZO...

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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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