Judaism

Concern Over Rosh Hashana Observances in Albany School

September 15, 2004

Source: Times Union

http://www.timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=285714

On September 15, 2004 Times Union reported, "a handful of speakers criticized the Shenendehowa Board of Education on Tuesday for scheduling classes during Rosh Hashana. By not offering time off for the three-day Jewish holiday, which begins today at sundown, the board, Larry Brodsky of Rexford said, had separated the children of the district by religion... Members of the Board of...

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Growing Concerns Over Rise of Anti-Semitism

September 15, 2004

Source: Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0915/p03s01-ussc.htm

On September 15, 2004 Christian Science Monitor reported, "when a cable TV program in Manchester, N.H., included offensive Jewish stereotypes this summer, some in the area weren't surprised when, a few days later, a local synagogue was defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti. Or when, around the same time, extremist groups distributed hate literature in several other New Hampshire communities...

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Ryerson University Responds to Anti-Muslim and Anti-Jewish Vandalism

September 14, 2004

Source: The Eyeopener

http://www.theeyeopener.com/storydetail.cfm?storyid=1192

On September 14, 2004 The Eyeopener reported, "Toronto police and the Canadian Federation of Students are taking the hate crimes that happened on campus over the summer seriously. More uniformed police officers will be at Ryerson this year. But no new updates are available for the investigation into the threats and vandalism on campus. 'We're just showing the flag and saying "hi." It's...

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Thousands Outraged at Aquittal in '94 Bombing of Jewish Community Center

September 9, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A6631-2004Sep8.html

On September 9, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "Thousands of Argentines gathered at the National Congress on Wednesday evening in the latest of a series of demonstrations to protest a court verdict last week that acquitted five men charged in connection with the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center here. The protest, organized by leaders of Argentina's...

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ADL Condemns Rabbi Declaration That Condones Harming Palestinan Civilians

September 9, 2004

Source: Anti-Defamation League

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/IslME_62/4561_62.htm

On September 9, 2004 the Anti-Defamation League issued a press release that reported, "The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) strongly condemned the recent call by rabbis connected to West Bank and Gaza (YESHA) rabbinic councils and yeshivas urging the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) not to avoid harming Palestinian civilians in their fight against terror. ADL's Israel Office issued the following...

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Republicans Court Catholics and Jews

September 3, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/03/politics/campaign/03religion.html

On September 3, 2004 The New York Times reported, "the Republicans used their convention to court deeply religious voters among two different, traditionally Democratic groups, Roman Catholics and Jews, by holding rallies for supporters of each faith yesterday... Although evangelical Protestants have become a core part of the Republican base over the last three...

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Bush-Cheney Campaign to Focus on Orthodox Jews

September 3, 2004

Source: Independent Press Association

http://www.indypressny.org/article.php3?ArticleID=1644

On September 3, 2004 Independent Press Association reported, "in a bid to draft the age-old folkways of Judaism into the service of modern politics, the Bush-Cheney campaign is asking Orthodox Jews to use their network of communal and familial ties to get out the vote for President Bush... Coming after a recent Democratic poll, which showed that Bush's support among Jews...

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350 Years of Jews in America

September 3, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/03/arts/03JEWI.html

On September 3, 2004 The New York Times reported, "as a wide variety of events will convey, the story of American Jews became a tale of the passage from the periphery to the center, from immigrant yearning to mainstream achievement. And the journey ultimately transformed this country's Jews as deeply as it did the aspects of American culture they helped to invent. The diverse community today...

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France Refuses Demands of Hostage-Takers, Ban of Religious Symbols Goes Into Effect

September 2, 2004

Source: ABC News

Wire Service: AP

http://abcnews.go.com/wire/World/ap20040902_586.html

On September 2, 2004 the Associated Press reported, 'Millions of French students returned to school Thursday as a new law that bans Islamic head scarves from classrooms went into effect amid demands by Islamic radicals holding two French hostages in Iraq that the law be scrapped. Muslim leaders in France, who had largely opposed the law, urged calm for...

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ADL Advises Jewish Institutions on Security Plans for High Holidays

September 2, 2004

Source: ADL Press Release

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/Mise_00/4557_00.htm

On September 2, 2004 ADL Press Release reported that, "to help synagogues and Jewish institutions effectively prepare for the security concerns surrounding the High Holidays the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has renewed its campaign to urge institutions to update their security plans and procedures... A longtime leader in security preparedness, ADL is working closely with communities around the country...

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Jewish Students at Notre Dame Speak Out in Defense of Muslim Scholar

August 28, 2004

Source: South Bend Tribune

http://www.southbendtribune.com/stories/2004/08/28/local.20040828-sbt-MICH-A1-Jewish_ND_students.sto

On August 28, 2004 the South Bend Tribune reported, "Members of a Jewish student group at the University of Notre Dame Law School have written an open letter disagreeing with the U.S. government decision to revoke the visa of a prominent Muslim scholar who had been scheduled to teach at the...

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Western Cape Premier Exhorts Christians, Muslims, Jews to Religious Tolerance

August 24, 2004

Source: AllAfrica.com/Cape Argus

http://allafrica.com/stories/200408240670.html

On August 24, 2004 Cape Argus reported, "Fundamentalism, of whatever sort, is the greatest threat to world peace and co-existence. This was the message from Western Cape premier Ebrahim Rasool, when giving a welcoming address at a function at the weekend to celebrate the centenary of the South African Jewish Board of Deputies (Cape Council). After a warm reception, Rasool exhorted followers of...

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Israeli Foreign Minister Urges France to Take Action to Curb Anti-Semitic Attacks

August 24, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/3595958.stm

On August 24, 2004 the BBC News reported, "Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom has urged France to back up its strong words against anti-Semitism with action to curb a rise in attacks on Jews. Anti-Semitic acts have more than doubled in the first seven months of this year compared to 2003. After meeting French Interior Minister Dominique de Villepin in Paris, Mr. Shalom said courts needed...

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Nader Criticized by ADL for Comments About U.S. Involvement in Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

August 24, 2004

Source: Muslim Wakeup

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/mainarchive/001032.php#more

On August 24, 2004 Muslim Wakeup reported that, "Ralph Nader has come under attack from the ADL and their executive director Abe Foxman for suggesting that the US should proceed in a new direction regarding the Israeli-Palestinian issue... Nader's crack at Ariel Sharon for being the 'chief Israeli puppeteer' and his jab at George W. Bush for being Sharon's 'puppet' didn't sit well with the...

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