Judaism

ADL Brings Attention to Hate Crimes Law

November 11, 2004

Source: ADL Press Release

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/HatCr_51/4579_51.htm

On November 11, 2004 ADL Press Release reported, "responding to the release of the FBI's annual crime report today, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) called upon lawmakers to expand efforts to enact hate crime legislation and to develop positive programs to address hate motivated violence in America. The annual FBI crime report documented almost 7,500 hate crimes reported by law enforcement agencies...

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‘Operation Bubbe’ to Gather Jewish Vote in FL

November 11, 2004

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0410290315oct29,1,5394604.story

On November 11, 2004 Chicago Tribune reported, "with ever-present memories of hanging chads and miscast ballots--symbols of Florida's role in the disputed 2000 presidential election--both parties are bringing in heavyweights for what again is a too-close-to-call race in Florida. Bush backers appearing in South Florida include former...

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Muslim-Jewish Dialogue Group Thrives at Washington University in St. Louis

November 11, 2004

Source: Record

http://record.wustl.edu/news/page/normal/4070.html

On November 11, 2004 Record (Washington University's Weekly Newspaper) reported that a, "Muslim Jewish Dialogue Group, formed in spring 2003, is one of only a few such organizations in the nation. Composed of Muslim and Jewish students, the group provides a means for biweekly formal dialogue sessions and educational programs. It allows Jewish and Muslim students to learn about each other's religion and to...

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Muslims Volunteer at Jewish Food Pantry in NY

November 11, 2004

Source: Independent Press Association

http://www.indypressny.org/article.php3?ArticleID=1777

On November 11, 2004 Independent Press Association reported, "in the spirit of the holiday Ramadan, members of a Queens Shia Muslim youth group recently volunteered for a day at a Jewish food pantry in Flushing. Sixteen members from the Al-Husseini Madressa, a community center in Woodside, helped pack kosher food for the food pantry at Krhilat Sepharadim of Ahavat...

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Bush Gets Major Support from Orthodox Jews

November 11, 2004

Source: Haaretz News

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/500083.html

On November 11, 2004 Haaretz News reported, "approximately a quarter of American Jewish voters cast their vote for Bush this time, as opposed to 18.5 percent four years ago. Experts calculate that about 85 percent of Orthodox Jews and about 95 percent of Haredi Jews voted for him. The high birthrate in these two communities helps to explain the significant rise in Jewish votes that went to the Republicans...

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Hebrew Language Exam Scheduled on Jewish Holiday, Schools Refuses to Change Date

November 10, 2004

Source: news.com.au/Herald Sun

http://www.news.com.au/common/printpage/0,6093,11336069,00.html

On November 10, 2004 news.com.au/Herald Sun reported, "Jewish students face losing VCE marks next year after Hebrew language exams were scheduled for a work-free holy day. For the first time in almost 35 years, the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority refused to change the 2005 exam schedule so the tests did not fall on Jewish religious days. Jewish...

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Search for Common Ground at "IF" Interfaith Camp

November 10, 2004

Source: Town Online

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On November 10, 2004 Town Online reported, "Christian, Jewish and Muslim teens who participated in Camp IF (an acronym for 'interfaith' as well as an expression of the sentiment 'if we could make the world better') this past summer shared their experiences and their visions for the future. Camp IF is the product of a joint effort by Robert Leikind, the Anti-Defamation League's Boston Regional Director; the Rev...

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The Jewish Vote: Low numbers for Bush

November 8, 2004

Source: Independent Press Association

http://www.indypressny.org/article.php3?ArticleID=1748

On November 8, 2004 Independent Press Association reported, "in May, President George W. Bush was greeted by many delegates to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference with chants of 'Four more years.' On Tuesday, Bush won that second term by a narrow margin, but apparently without a significant boost from the Jewish community. A year’s worth of...

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Interfaith Dialogue Needed Between Jews and Presbyterian's

November 8, 2004

Source: Kansas City Star

http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/newssentinel/news/editorial/10127791.htm

On November 8, 2004 Knight Ridder Newspaper reported, "at the [Presbyterian (USA)] church's national gathering in July, called the General Assembly, delegates voted 431-62 to start a process that could lead the church to 'disinvest' in some companies that do business in Israel. The idea behind the vote was laudable - to find a concrete way to express both...

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Micheal Lerner Gives Commentary on the "Politics of Meaning" in the Religious Right

November 4, 2004

Source: Common Dreams News Center

http://www.commondreams.org/views04/1104-01.htm

On November 4, 2004 Common Dreams News Center reported, "for years the Democrats have been telling themselves 'it's the economy, stupid.' Yet consistently for dozens of years millions of middle income Americans have voted against their own economic interests to support Republicans who have tapped a deeper set of needs. Tens of millions of Americans feel betrayed by a society that seems to...

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Jews Overwhelmingly Voted for Kerry

November 4, 2004

Source: Haaretz News

http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/497277.html

On November 4, 2004 Haaretz News reported, "Democratic presidential challenger Senator John Kerry secured an overwhelming 78 percent of Jewish votes in Tuesday's presidential election - just two percent less than the Jewish vote Al Gore received four years ago. But the Jewish vote wasn't enough to push Kerry over the top, and he conceded the election Wednesday to President George W. Bush, who...

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