Judaism

Study Examines Jewish Standards for Muslim Dialogue Partners

October 22, 2004

Source: The Forward

http://www.forward.com/main/article.php?ref=greenberg200410201127

On October 22, 2004 The Forward reported, "In an emerging national conversation about the future of Jewish-Muslim relations, several experts this week debated the appropriate conditions under which Jewish community officials should break bread with Islamic groups. The issue is a growing concern for Jewish leaders across the country as Islamic groups are increasing their...

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Concerns Over TX Candidate Seeking Jewish Votes

October 20, 2004

Source: Associated Press

http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/10/20/tx.32.house.ap/index.html

On October 20, 2004 Associated Press reported, "Democrat Martin Frost believes that when Republicans tried to slam the door on his 26-year congressional career, they mistakenly opened a window. In destroying Frost's Dallas-area district during last year's political remapping, Republicans created a District 32 that includes most of the city's Jewish community......

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In Jerusalem, Diversity Does Not Breed Tolerance

October 19, 2004

Source: The New York Times/Jerusalem Journal

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/19/international/middleeast/19israel.html

On October 19, 2004 the Jerusalem Journal reported, "Jerusalem may have the world's highest diversity of religious belief per square meter but here, it seems, diversity does not produce a lot of tolerance. In fact, it is almost the reverse, suggests Rabbi David Rosen, based in Jerusalem as head of inter-religious affairs for the...

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Hope for Jewish-Muslim Relations in Jordan? An American Tourist Reports

October 18, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor.

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/1018/p18s02-hfes.html?s=hns

On October 18, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor ran a story by Margie Goldsmith, an "American... female... blond... with a Jewish last name" who traveled to Jordan. She writes about her learning about Arab-Jewish tensions in the country: "When I asked my guide, Ali, how he felt about Jews, he said that Jews, Christians, and Muslims had lived happily side by side...

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Muslim-Jewish Dialogue at Princeton

October 18, 2004

Source: The Daily Princetonian

http://www.dailyprincetonian.com/archives/2004/10/18/news/11129.shtml

On October 18, 2004 The Daily Princetonian reported, "Muslim and Jewish students shared cookies, conversation and conceptions of God in Cafe Vivian Wednesday at the second Muslim-Jewish Dialogue (MJD) event of the year. Marc Grinberg, a senior in the politics department, and Rasha Al-Duwaisan, a junior in the Wilson School, created the program last year...

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Israel Office of ADL Condemns Attacks on Christians in Jersulaem

October 17, 2004

Source: Anti-Defamation League

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/IslME_62/4576_62.htm

On October 17, 2004 the Anti-Defamation League issued a press release that reported, "The Israel Office of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) called on Israel's two Chief Rabbis to speak out against the phenomenon of attacks against Christians by Jewish students studying in yeshivas in Jerusalem's Old City... In letters sent to Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger and Sepharadi Chief Rabbi Shlomo...

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U.S.-Based Project Seeks to Revive Judaism in Former Soviet Union

October 11, 2004

Source: Women's eNews

http://www.womensenews.com/article.cfm/dyn/aid/2023/context/archive

On October 11, 2004 Women's eNews reported, "Project Kesher's mandate is to spur Jewish revival in the Former Soviet Union. But the group also reaches out to women of all backgrounds, believing that interfaith connections can ease growing ethnic tensions and curb anti-Semitism... Throughout Ukraine, Russia, Moldova and Belarus, Project Kesher has, for the past 10...

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Children’s Sabbath Day and Launch of Election Mobilization Effort

October 10, 2004

Source: US Newswire

http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=37851

On October 10, 2004 the US Newswire reported that, "today's service at The Riverside Church was a Children's Sabbath Day, organized in part by the Children's Defense Fund. More than 5,000 faith based organizations - from churches to synagogues, temples to mosques - across the country will hold similar Children's Sabbaths next weekend to define the choices facing voters at the ballot box this...

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Interfaith Event in Oregan to Focus on Peace in Middle East

October 9, 2004

Source: The Oregonian

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On October 9, 2004 The Oregonian reported, "The Wholistic Peace Institute, led by Gary Alan Spanovich, is behind the evening that promises to use at least three languages: words to challenge people's minds, music to speak to their hearts, and food and conversation to satisfy their souls. The topic for the evening will be peace in the Middle East, and the experts will be six Portland religious leaders, all of whom...

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Relatives of Persons Killed in Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Advocate for Peace

October 9, 2004

Source: Times Leader

http://www.timesleader.com/mld/timesleader/entertainment/gossip/9842544.htm

On October 9, 2004 Times Leader reported, "A group striving to end violence in the Middle East will bring its message of peace and forgiveness to the area this week. Parents' Circle-Families Forum, an association of bereaved individuals who have lost relatives and loved ones in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, will have two delegates visit five...

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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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