Judaism

Unity Found for Jews and Moderate Bapists at Alabama Convention

June 26, 2004

Source: The Birmingham News

http://www.al.com/news/birminghamnews/index.ssf?/base/news/1088241397144570.xml

On June 26, 2004 The Birmingham News reported, "Moderate Baptists celebrated interfaith ties on Friday in a joint luncheon with Jewish leaders... Baptists and Jews met during the annual meeting of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, a group of moderates that formed in 1991 in reaction against a conservative turn by the 16.3-million-...

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Father of Slain Reporter Daniel Pearl to Help Muslim-Jewish Relations

June 25, 2004

Source: VOA News

http://www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=F66858BA-6162-455A-A12192AD7

On June 25, 2004 VOA News reported, "The father of a Jewish Wall Street Journal reporter who was kidnapped and murdered by Islamic extremists in Pakistan two years ago is leading a series of public dialogues with a Pakistani scholar aimed at improving Jewish-Muslim relations. The series that began in the United States last year moved to London this week and...

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Schwarzenegger's Call for Immigrant Markers Opposed by Rabbis in CA

June 25, 2004

Source: NCM

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=1df97afe20cfbdc285fd84a3695e83c9

On June 25, 2004 NCM reported, "In an open letter to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger several California rabbis say they oppose 'in the strongest terms possible' his recent suggestion that a marker or identifier be placed on driver's licenses given to undocumented immigrants.

The June 23 letter, which is signed by six...

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An Interfaith Wedding Anniversary

June 25, 2004

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/179445_vcenter25.html

On June 25, 2004 Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported, "Sixty-two years ago, Alice Siegal wore a powder-blue wool suit, a pillbox hat and a veil and married her sweetheart, Arthur, in the gymnasium of the Seattle Talmud Torah, a Jewish day school in the Central District. Tomorrow, she and her husband will celebrate their anniversary in the same brick-faced building. It...

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3rd Annual Youth Interfaith Camp in N.C.

June 24, 2004

Source: The Mountain Times

http://www.mountaintimes.com/mtweekly/2004/0624/interfaithcamp.php3

On June 24, 2004 The Mountain Times reported, "The third annual interfaith camp was held at Elk Shoals United Methodist Camp last week where 16 Christians, Jews and Muslims met together to learn about one another and to learn how to trust others of different faiths or beliefs. Boys from Ashe County, Sudan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Israel, Africa, Charlotte...

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Jews Consider Leaving France Due to Rising Anti-Semitism

June 22, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0622/p01s03-woeu.html

On June 22, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor ran an article on rising anti-Semitism in France, because of which many French Jews are considering immigrating to Israel. The writer focused on Sarcelles, a suburb of Paris: "On a sunny summer's day in this middle-class suburb north of Paris it is not hard to imagine yourself in Israel: Jewish bookshops and kosher grocery stores line...

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Jews Returning to Russia from Israel Due to Economic and Security Instabilities

June 20, 2004

Source: CBC News

http://www.cbc.ca/stories/2004/06/20/world/russianjews040620

On June 20, 2004 CBC News reported, "Thousands of the Soviet Jews who fled to Israel when the Soviet Union collapsed are beginning to return to Russia. Slowly but surely, the synagogues of Moscow are filling up again. In the late 1980s and early 1990s close to one million Soviet Jews emigrated to Israel. The Soviet Union was collapsing, Russia was in economic and social chaos and anti...

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Rome's Great Synagogue Remembers Liberation 60 Years Later

June 20, 2004

Source: JTA

http://www.uja.org/content_display.html?ArticleID=118746

On June 20, 2004 JTA reported, "Rabbi Vittorio Della Rocca was only 11 years old at the time, but he will never forget a historic Shabbat at Rome's Great Synagogue 60 years ago this month. It was June 9, 1944 -- just five days after Allied troops had liberated the city from the Nazis. And on that first Friday night of freedom, an American Jewish chaplain led 4,000 Jews in the Shehecheyanu prayer...

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Fire at Jewish Community Centre Suspected to be Arson

June 20, 2004

Source: The Scotsman/PA News

http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3091338

On June 20, 2004 PA News reported, "A suspicious fire at a Jewish community centre has caused thousands of pounds worth of damage, police said today. Two Torah scrolls, hand-written parchments of the Bible and holy Jewish scriptures were also left 'torn and desecrated,' a spokesman for the centre said. Firefighters were called to reports of a blaze at the Aish centre in Hendon, north London, at...

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Report Shows Increase in "Anti-Different" Feelings; Muslims, Jews, Sikhs Are Targets

June 17, 2004

Source: ABC News Online

http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200406/s1134201.htm

On June 17, 2004 ABC News Online reported, "Developed through 69 consultations around Australia over 14 months, the [the Human Rights And Equal Opportunity Commission's 'Isma', or 'Listen', report] looks at the extent of prejudice against Arab and Muslim Australians. Commissioned after anecdotal evidence of an increase in racism in Australia since the September 11 attacks in the United...

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