Judaism

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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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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