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Jewish Activist Finds His Calling, and His Past.

May 30, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2004/05/30/divine_ties_that_bind/

On May 30, 2004 The Boston Globe reported, "As Ari Lipman strode to the pulpit at Temple Salem Seventh-day Adventist Church two weeks ago, he looked completely out of place -- yet seemed entirely at home. And both with good reason. As the only white face in a Dorchester church filled with Haitian congregants, the young...

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Government Orders Closing of Country's Only Remaining Synagogue

May 27, 2004

Source: Ha-Aretz

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/432012.html

On May 27, 2004 Ha-Aretz ran an Associated Press article that reported, "One by one, Jewish worshipers unfurl their white-and-blue prayer shawls and mutter a quick blessing to begin one of the last Sabbath services in Tajikistan's only remaining synagogue. The government of this former Soviet republic has ordered the Jews out of the Dushanbe synagogue by the end of July so it can be demolished with the...

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Muslim-Christian Conference to Include Jews Next Year

May 27, 2004

Source: Middle East Online

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/qatar/?id=10088

On May 27, 2004 the Middle East Online reported, " A conference on Muslim-Christian Dialogue opened Thursday in Qatar with an official call to broaden the forum to include Judaism. Qatari Prime Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa al-Thani set the stage for two days of inter-faith talks by drawing parallels between those who believe in the oneness of God. 'Perhaps it is wise to widen the...

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Study Shows Growth in Fundamentalism

May 24, 2004

Source: The Age

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/05/23/1085250867903.html

On May 24, 2004 The Age reported, "Fundamentalist religion is here to stay, an interfaith conference of Christians, Jews and Muslims in Melbourne was told yesterday. Professor Des Cahill, head of intercultural studies at RMIT, told the Abraham Conference that a new Christianity was emerging that would be much more conservative. He said fundamentalism was 'religion's revenge...

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At Abrahamic Conference, Former Governor Calls for Cooperation Among Faiths in Fighting Terror

May 23, 2004

Source: The Age

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/05/22/1085176042272.html

On May 23, 2004 The Age reported, "Former state governor Sir James Gobbo yesterday criticised people who supported suicide bombing. 'Those who link deliberate suicide to divine approval and reward, whatever the cause, are distorting religion, not preaching it,' Sir James, chairman of the Australian Multicultural Foundation, told the weekend's third international Inter-Religion...

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Jewish Leaders Meet in Budapest to Discuss Challenges and Opportunities in New EU

May 20, 2004

Source: Ha-Artez

http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/430025.html

On May 20, 2004 Ha-Artez ran an Associated Press article that reported, "Jewish leaders from more than 40 countries gathered Thursday to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing their communities just a few weeks after the enlargement of the European Union. Participants from Europe, Israel, the United States, and several countries in North Africa were expected to debate topics including...

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Editorial: Jews Must Learn to Contend With a Religious America

May 19, 2004

Source: The Forward

http://www.forward.com/main/article.php?ref=harris20040512844

On May 19, 2004 The Forward published an editorial noting, "America is changing rapidly. If American Jews don't grasp the significance of these changes, then we just might be left in the dust one day, notwithstanding our remarkable success to date.

America has played a unique role in the life of the Jewish people, particularly in the postwar era. That role, simply put...

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Jewish Organization Commends Headscarf Verdict in OK

May 19, 2004

Source: The American Jewish Congress

http://www.ajcongress.org/pages/RELS2004/MAY_2004/may04_03.htm

On May 19, 2004 The American Jewish Congress reported that they "praised the settlement agreement between a Muskogee Oklahoma school girl, supported by the Justice Department, and the Muskogee Public School District, that will allow her to continue wearing her hijab. On May 7, 2004, AJCongress filed a friend of the court brief in the case of Nashala Hearn v....

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Book Examines Early 20th Century Jewish Immigration to Britian

May 19, 2004

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/g2/story/0,3604,1212969,00.html

On May 19, 2004 The Guardian ran an excerpt from Robert Winder's new book, Bloody Foreigners, a book about the "immigraton crisis of the 20th century...when tens of thousands of Jews arrived in Britain from eastern Europe...in the three decades after 1880...But despite the fact that they were fleeing persecution, they were met with suspicion and fear."

With Pro-Israeli Policies, Bush Hopes to Win Backing from Jewish Voters

May 19, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/2004/la-na-bush19may19,1,582979.story?coll=la-home-headlines

On May 19, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported, "Stuart Weil, a ponytailed tropical fish farmer from Fresno, is a longtime Democrat who regularly attends synagogue. Four years ago, he voted for Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore. This year, not only does he plan to vote for President Bush, he's...

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Groups March Against Anti-Semitism, Racism

May 17, 2004

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/nation/8683564.htm

On May 17, 2004 The Philadelphia Inquirer ran a Reuters article that reported, "Several thousand French activists, artists and politicians protested against anti-Semitism yesterday after the desecration of two Jewish cemeteries and a rise in attacks on Jewish people and property. Human-rights groups, backed by France's main Jewish body, hastily organized the march...

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