Judaism

Influence of Hasidic Leader Lives On 10 Years After His Death

July 9, 2004

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/071004dnrelrebbe.1b36c.html

On July 9, 2004 The Dallas Morning News reported, "Most Hasidic Jews live their lives within the confines of insular communities. Yet, in cities around the world, from Dallas to Shanghai, members of one Hasidic movement offer kosher food to travelers, run soup kitchens, operate centers for Jewish life on...

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Call to Dialogue in Hamtramck, Mich

July 9, 2004

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/locway/call9_20040709.htm

On July 9, 2004 Detroit Free Press reported, "Dozens of people came together Thursday evening at the Al-Islah Islamic Center in Hamtramck to talk about what they have in common in the religiously divided city.

They talked about being immigrants or the children of immigrants. They talked about how Christians, Muslims and Jews all believe in one God... Hamtramck has been divided...

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Jewish Leaders Demand Police Action Against Islamic Cleric

July 9, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/3879127.stm

On July 9, 2004 the BBC News reported, "Jewish community leaders are pressuring the police to act against controversial Islamic cleric Yusuf Al-Qaradawi. The Board of Deputies of British Jews has met senior Scotland Yard officers to present a 'dossier' of alleged comments by the sheikh. They say the Egyptian-born cleric is a threat to race relations because he has defended Palestinian suicide bombings in Israel...

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In Wake of Anti-Semitic, Anti-Muslim Attacks, President Calls for Religious Tolerance

July 9, 2004

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/france/story/0,11882,1257445,00.html

On July 9, 2004 The Guardian reported, "The French president, Jacques Chirac, made a national appeal for racial and religious tolerance yesterday as part of a campaign to tackle an alarming surge in racist attacks. In his strongest condemnation yet of the desecration of Muslim and Jewish cemeteries over the past three months, Mr Chirac called for urgent action to stem a rise...

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Editorial: Rabbi Considers Contemporary Discussion on Religious Pluralism

July 6, 2004

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/articles/3/160222-9743-021.html

On July 6, 2004 The Indianapolis Star reported, "When the sociologist Will Herberg wrote a seminal book in 1955 titled 'Protestant, Catholic and Jew,' he was reflecting on what he saw were the primary religious affiliations in the United States. He wrote of ethnic divisions fading against a backdrop of three primary faith expressions that made up the American landscape. That...

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Church Organization Calls Meeting of Religious Leaders to Establish Dialogue

July 6, 2004

Source: swissinfo

http://www.swissinfo.org/sen/Swissinfo.html?siteSect=111&sid=5068571

On July 6, 2004 swissinfo reported, "Leaders of Switzerland’s Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities have met in Bern for the first time since the outbreak of war in Iraq. The heads of the country’s largest religious groups discussed plans to establish a permanent platform for interfaith dialogue. The meeting was organised by the Federation of Swiss...

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Muslims Strive for Political Organization Across Ethnic Lines in MD

July 5, 2004

Source: The Baltimore Sun

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/bal-te.md.muslims05jul05,0,680827.story

On July 5, 2004 The Baltimore Sun reported, "When Baltimore City Council candidate Melvin Bilal held a fund-raiser at a local mosque in May, the black Republican drew 250 fellow Muslim Americans, including immigrants from India, Pakistan and the Arab world. Among them was retailer Ahzar Ansari, originally from Karachi, who donated $1,000...

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Increase in French Jews Immigrating to Israel Prompts Questions of Cause

July 4, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/07/04/international/europe/04isra.html

On July 4, 2004 The New York Times reported, "More French Jews have been immigrating to Israel or buying properties here as potential havens, and the Israelis and the French are debating whether the trend is a result of a surge in anti-Semitic attacks in France or just a cyclical oddity. The Jewish Agency, the quasi-governmental body responsible for settling...

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Britian Has Seen Increase in Anti-Semitism and Violence Since 2000

July 2, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/world/europe/articles/2004/07/02/jews_in_britain_see_prejudice_against_them_on_rise/

On July 2, 2004 The Boston Globe reported, "Recent arson attacks against two north London synagogues have fueled already heightened concerns among British Jews about what they perceive to be an escalating climate of anti-Semitism. More than 100 synagogues have been desecrated...

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