Judaism

Rabbi Calls for Theology of Religious Pluralism

May 7, 2004

Source: The Hartford Courant

http://www.ctnow.com/news/local/hc-rabbirudin.artmay07,1,4048574.story?coll=hc-headlines-local

On May 7, 2004 The Hartford Courant reported, "Rabbi A. James Rudin, senior interreligious advisor of the American Jewish Committee, said Thursday that the "politics of piety" is emerging in this country, gradually blending religion and politics, and threatening the wall of separation between church and...

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How Does Hate Speech Find Prominence on the Internet?

May 6, 2004

Source: The Martin Marty Center

http://marty-center.uchicago.edu/sightings/archive_2004/0506.shtml

On May 6, 2004 The Martin Marty Center reported, "In the weeks before Passover and Easter, a search on the word "Jew" at the popular Internet search engine Google returned a vehemently anti-Jewish site, JewWatch.com, as the first link. 'Jewish Mind Control,' 'Jewish Power Lords,' and 'Jewish-Run Organizations' (identified as the New York Times and the...

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New EU-Member Countries Have More Established Anti-Semitism

May 5, 2004

Source: Ha-Aretz

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/423683.html

On May 5, 2004 Ha-Aretz reported, "The stronger, more established hatred of Jews in the Eastern European countries that joined the EU this week could intensify criticism of Israel. About 80,000 Jews from 10 communities joined the European Union this week. Nine of the communities have populations of a few hundred or a few thousand Jews, and one larger community, Hungary, has a population that numbers over 55,...

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Drama Celebrates Common Story of "The Children of Abraham"

May 4, 2004

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2004/religion/0405/02/b03-139594.htm

On May 4, 2004 The Detroit News reported, "Gary Gordon lives in Duluth, Minn., a community with a small number of Jewish and Islamic families. When he heard about a drama project being staged in Metro Detroit that explores the possibility of peace between the two religions’ followers through the story of the ancient religious leader Abraham, Gordon began raising money to...

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Police Investigating Synagogue Vandalism

May 2, 2004

Source: Metroland-Durham Region Media Group

http://www.durhamregion.com/dr/regions/oshawa/story/1875369p-2188713c.html

On May 2, 2004 Metroland-Durham Region Media Group reported, "Durham police are investigating a hate crime in which the city's only synagogue was defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti. Markings made on the 50-year-old King Street East building, which belongs to the Beth Zion Congregation, were made in black permanent marker and...

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Police Investigate Vandalism in Jewish Graveyard, Chirac Promises Punishment

May 2, 2004

Source: The Sun-Herald

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/05/01/1083224646573.html

On May 2, 2004 The Sun-Herald reported, "French President Jacques Chirac has vowed to punish vandals who scrawled swastikas and anti-Semitic slogans on 127 graves in a Jewish cemetery near the eastern French town of Colmar. 'Anti-Semitism is contrary to all of our values, all of our principles and to all of the ideals of the Republic,' Mr Chirac said after the defaced headstones...

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Through Abraham's Sacrifice, Faith Leaders Find Healing

May 1, 2004

Source: The Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/content/lifestyle/story/9118323p-10043947c.html

On May 1, 2004 The Sacramento Bee reported, "Sunday, Sacramento area faith leaders will discuss Abraham's sacrifice and what it means at a special program sponsored by the Children of Abraham. 'We'll each talk about his sacrifice, but let's face it, we're not going to resolve the issue,' says Imam Metwalli Amer, chairman of SALAM, the Sacramento Area...

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Rise in Anti-Semitism in Delaware Town Blamed on Gibson's "The Passion"

May 1, 2004

Source: The News Journal

http://www.delawareonline.com/newsjournal/local/2004/05/01groupssaypassio.html

On May 1, 2004 The News Journal reported, "A series of antisemitic acts in the Rehoboth Beach area since the release of the film 'The Passion of the Christ' on Feb. 25 have prompted members of the Christian and Jewish communities to come together to talk about how to prevent further incidents.

Members of Seaside Jewish Community...

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Opinion: OSCE Declaration Fails to Address Practical Ways to Root-Out Anti-Semitism

April 30, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

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On April 30, 2004 the Los Angeles Times ran an opinion piece by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen, of Harvard University's Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, and the author of "Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust," on the recent statement on anti-Semitism issued by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Goldhagen writes, "The...

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Vandalism Against Jewish Couple May be Tied to Prayer Lawsuit

April 30, 2004

Source: The Forward

http://www.forward.com/main/article.php?ref=liss200404291107

On April 30, 2004 The Forward reported, "Police suspect a link between the recent defacement of the home of Steven and Carol Rosenauer and the Jewish couple's legal crusade to stop the recitation of the Lord's Prayer at school board meetings in Bradenton, a city in Manatee County near Sarasota. On April 9, during Passover, the Rosenauers discovered that their home had been...

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Pre-World Parliament of Religions Meeting in Jerusalem Addresses Religion and Violence

April 30, 2004

Source: National Catholic Reporter

On April 30, 2004 the National Catholic Reporter reported, "We had gathered here March 2 and 3 at the Rachem Rachel Hotel on the outskirts of Jerusalem at the invitation of the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions. The parliament will hold a major convocation in July in Barcelona, Spain, expected to draw upwards of 10,000 people. One of the focuses of the event is religious violence, and the participants in Jerusalem, mostly Jewish and Muslim but also Christian, Buddhist and Hindu, were modeling an...

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ADL Applauds European Conference's Declaration Against Anti-Semitism

April 29, 2004

Source: Anti-Defamation League

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/ASInt_13/4486_13.htm

On April 29, 2004 Anti-Defamation League reported, " The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) hailed the unveiling of the Berlin Declaration against anti-Semitism by the 55 nations of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) as 'the end of European denial.' 'European leaders have made a positive commitment to look not only at the root causes of anti-Semitism and its manifestations...

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Center For Religious Tolerance Opens at Rice

April 29, 2004

Source: Rice News

http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~toler/information.html

On April 29, 2004 Rice News reported, "The Boniuk Center for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance, which was formally announced April 22, was made possible by a gift from Dr. Milton Boniuk and his wife, Laurie. 'Advancing the cause of religious tolerance is surely one of the greatest challenges of our age,' said Rice President Malcolm Gillis. 'The Boniuk Center will be concerned with...

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