Judaism

Habitat for Humanity Interfaith House

October 31, 2004

Source: The Flint Journal

http://www.mlive.com/news/fljournal/index.ssf?/base/news-24/1099233328236860.xml

On October 31, 2004 The Flint Journal reported, "Genesee County Habitat for Humanity has received the 'Building on Faith 2004' award from Habitat for Humanity International for its House of Abraham project, the local group's first interfaith effort. The house is being built ... by members of a Jewish synagogue, Muslim mosque, 21...

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Boston Film Festival Explores Jewish Identity

October 31, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

On October 31, 2004 The Boston Globe reported on the 2004 Boston Jewish Film Festival. "Unspooling Nov. 3-14 at Coolidge Corner, the MFA, and theaters in West Newton, Danvers, Randolph, and Framingham, this year's BJFF represents the 16th annual installment of a festival that began modestly in 1989 and blossomed under the guidance of executive director Sara Rubin and artistic director Kaj Wilson. Wilson, who scours worldwide festivals for entries, has pulled together a particularly strong slate of fictional films, documentaries,...

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Muslims Condemned for Derogatory Remarks About Jews

October 31, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/31/international/americas/31canada.html

On October 31, 2004 The New York Times reported, "Two prominent Canadian Muslims who made derogatory remarks about Jews have been condemned by moderate Muslims and other Canadians, and the police have opened investigations to determine whether the men have broken any laws. A statement on a Web site by a Muslim cleric from Vancouver calling Jews 'the...

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Jewish-Muslim Dialogue at Wesleyan University

October 31, 2004

Source: The Hartford Courant

http://www.ctnow.com/news/local/hc-ramadan1013.artoct31,1,6802067.story?coll=hc-headlines-local

On October 31, 2004 The Hartford Courant reported, "on Saturday, a group of Jewish and Muslim students gathered for the first time to share an iftar dinner, the meal that breaks the daily fast during Ramadan, the Islamic holy month. Antepli and Rabbi David Leipziger, Jewish chaplain at Wesleyan, formed...

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Nearly 100 Graves Desecrated at Jewish Cemetery in Strausbourg

October 31, 2004

Source: Ha-Aretz

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/495438.html

On October 31, 2004 Ha-Aretz reported, "Nearly 100 graves were desecrated at a Jewish cemetery near the eastern city of Strasbourg, local authorities said yesterday.

The perpetrators painted tombstones with anti-Semitic and Nazi inscriptions in an attack that appeared to have taken place on Friday night at Brumath, 15 kilometers north of Strasbourg, the local government prefect's office said.
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Attack on Muslim Graves Latest in Series of Hate Crimes

October 24, 2004

Source: The Observer

http://www.guardian.co.uk/france/story/0,11882,1334785,00.html

On October 24, 2004 The Observer reported, "Since April, the French region of Alsace, which borders Germany, has seen about 16 similar desecrations and more than 300 tombs have been defaced. Catholic, Muslim and Jewish graveyards have been hit in rotation, with satanic symbols and Nazi slogans scrawled on the stones... Despite the frequency of the attacks, police have made...

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Reform Jewish Leaders Against Security Grants, Citing Separation of Church and State

October 24, 2004

Source: Haaretz News/The Forward

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/492719.html

On October 24, 2004 Haaretz News/The Forward reported, "the U.S.'s largest synagogue movement is discouraging congregations from seeking federal funds to pay for security improvements, warning that such a step would violate the separation of church and state. At issue is the Homeland Security Appropriations Act, a bill signed into law by President Bush earlier this month, which offers $25...

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Differing "Decalogue Displays" to be Considered in 10 Commandment Cases

October 23, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A55480-2004Oct22.html?referrer=email

On October 23, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "sometime in late winter, advocates for and opponents of public displays of the Ten Commandments will argue the issue before the U.S. Supreme Court for the first time in 25 years. Litigators on both sides agree that the justices probably will set parameters on what constitutes an...

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Canadian Islamic Congress President Supports Violence to Israeli Civilians

October 23, 2004

Source: CBC News Online

http://www.cbc.ca/story/canada/national/2004/10/23/elmasry_jewish.html

On October 23, 2004 CBC News Online reported, "Remarks by the president of the Canadian Islamic Congress came under fire Saturday from anti-hate and Muslim and Jewish organizations. Mohamed Elmasry told various media outlets that Israelis above the age of 18, – civilian and those dressed in military uniform – are legitimate targets for...

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Jewish Leaders Outraged at Posters in Students' Campaign Against Anti-Semitism

October 23, 2004

Source: The Jerusalem Post

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull%26cid=1098520961050

On October 23, 2004 The Jerusalem Post reported, "French Jewish leaders were outraged when they discovered the posters for a planned campaign against anti-Semitism to be launched Monday by the French Union of Jewish Students, UEJF. The posters show representations of Jesus and of the Holy Virgin tagged 'Dirty...

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Coalition for Tolerance and Justice in Delaware

October 22, 2004

Source: Cape Gazette

http://www.capegazette.com/storiescurrent/1004/intolerance102204.html

On October 22, 2004 Cape Gazette reported, "a group of 20 county residents says Sussex County is in need of a wakeup call to combat intolerance. The Coalition for Tolerance and Justice formed over the past few months to seek tolerance respect and acceptance for all people in Sussex County... According to a recent press release, the coalition grew from discussions...

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Jewish Student Group Prepares "Shocking" Ads to Fight Anti-Semitism

October 22, 2004

Source: Beliefnet.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/154/story_15479_1.html

On October 22, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "A new advertising campaign to fight anti-Semitism in France aims to shock. The campaign features serene images of Jesus and Mary with the slur 'Dirty Jew' scrawled across them as if in graffiti. Underneath the picture appears the slogan: 'Anti-Semitism: What if it were everyone's problem?'...

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