Judaism

Islamic Society of Boston Pressed to Denounce Possible Anti-Semitism

October 7, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

On October 7, 2004 The Boston Globe reported, "the Anti-Defamation League and Jewish leaders yesterday asked the Islamic Society of Boston to renounce one of its board members, whose writings they say are 'virulently anti-Semitic.' As Boston officials planned to re-examine details of its sale of land to the Islamic Society amid questions about the group's connections to extremists, the ADL and Temple Israel, the largest synagogue in Boston, made public for the first time a seven-month-long dispute with Islamic Society's leaders over...

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Israeli Rabbi Tours U.S. Promoting Jewish-Muslim Dialogue

October 5, 2004

Source: Cleveland Jewish News

http://www.clevelandjewishnews.com/articles/2004/10/05/news/israel/rmelchior0917.txt

On October 5, 2004 the Cleveland Jewish News reported, "With a hectic speaking schedule taking him to numerous U.S. cities, Rabbi Michael Melchior barely knew which time zone he was in when he arrived at the Mandel Jewish Community Center for his recent address to the Cleveland Jewish Community Federation's Community...

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Interfaith Dialogue Dinner in Atlanta Area

October 1, 2004

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/gwinnett/1004/02turk.html

On October 1, 2004 Atlanta Journal Constitution reported, "officials at the Istanbul Cultural Center in Norcross are sponsoring their second Interfaith Dialogue Dinner on October 21. The annual event will be an opportunity for clergy and lay people of all faiths to talk about their differences — and hopefully find new areas of common ground. The event comes...

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Top-Level Presbyterians and Jews Hold Dialogue on Israel

October 1, 2004

Source: PCA USA News

http://www.wfn.org/2004/10/msg00006.html

On October 1, 2004 PCA USA News reported, "Top-level Jewish and Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) leaders held strained but polite dialogue here Tuesday about the PC (USA) General Assembly's decision earlier this summer to divest from companies who profit from Israel's occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. While the two parties agreed on a mutual commitment to peace in the Middle East, there was little yielding on divestment...

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Hate Mail Stuffed With Pork Sent to Muslims

September 28, 2004

Source: stuff/The Dominion Post

http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3047192a11,00.html

On September 28, 2004 The Dominion Post reported, "Racist hate letters, some stuffed with pieces of pork, are being sent to Wellington Muslims. Community leaders say the campaign may be designed to fuel racial tensions between Jews and Muslims. Police are investigating the letters, which follow two recent anti-Semitic attacks in the city. The letters have been sent mainly to Somali...

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Leaders in Edmonton Say City is Model of Religious Cooperation

September 27, 2004

Source: CANOE/Edmonton Sun

http://www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/EdmontonSun/News/2004/09/27/645239.html

On September 27, 2004 the Edmonton Sun reported, "Leaders of the city's various religious communities said yesterday that Edmontonians bucked a trend toward religious intolerance after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. And Sen. Doug Roche - who is recognized for his international work with the United Nations to promote peace - said the co-operation between...

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Blair Promises Anti-Religious Discrimination Law

September 24, 2004

Source: Church Times

http://www.churchtimes.co.uk/80256E4E00384246/httpPublicPages/D6A81B2C3F616D5780256F1F00405942?opendocument

On September 24, 2004 the Church Times reported, "The Prime Minister announced this week that he would change the law to make religious discrimination unlawful. In his keynote speech to the Labour Party Conference in Brighton on Tuesday, Tony Blair said that he was acting to demonstrate...

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Interfaith Members Support Each Other's Holiday Celebrations

September 23, 2004

Source: yorkregion.com

http ://w ww.yorkregion.com/yr/opinion/letter/story/2228323p-2582634c.html

On September 23, 2004 yorkregion.com ran a letter to the editor from Ghulam Abbas Sajan, co-chairperson of Mosaic, an interfaith organization. Sajan writes, "The goal of Mosaic is to learn and respect each other's religion. This way there is no hate if we co-exist. In line with that goal, we have instituted social action activities, among which is one where representatives of our seven religions -- Buddhism, Christianity,...

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Government to Return Synagogue Building to Jewish Community

September 21, 2004

Source: The Federation of Jewish Communities of the CIS

http://www.fjc.ru/news/newsArticle.asp?AID=176999

On September 21, 2004 The Federation of Jewish Communities of the CIS reported, "Russia Berel Lazar met with the Governor of Ulianovsk Region, Vladimir Shamanov. During their discussion, the Governor informed Rabbi Lazar of his decision to transfer an old synagogue building to the Ulianovsk Jewish community, a member of FJC Russia. The synagogue is situated close the...

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Beliefnet's Coverage of the "Twelve Tribes" of American Politics

September 20, 2004

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/153/story_15355.html

On September 20, 2004 Beliefnet reported, "judging from the amount of press coverage they get, you'd think the only religious groups in American politics were the religious right - and everyone else. In fact, a shrewd candidate needs to understand the idiocyncrasies and hot buttons of all Twelve Tribes of American Politics. Unlike the more famous Twelve Tribes of Israel, these groups can all be...

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Rabbi Seeks to Find "Common Ground, Shared Narrative" for Israelis

September 19, 2004

Source: Cleveland Jewish News

http://www.clevelandjewishnews.com/articles/2004/09/17/news/israel/rmelchior0917.txt

On September 19, 2004 the Cleveland Jewish News reported, "Rabbi Michael Melchior[,]... Israel's energetic Knesset member and deputy minister for foreign affairs[,]... has been a vocal advocate for pluralism and religious tolerance, establishing many programs aimed at narrowing the gaps in Israeli society. He is currently...

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