Judaism

Opinion: Religious Fanaticism Takes Root Through How Children Are Taught

April 20, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0420/p25s01-cogn.htm

On April 20, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor ran an opinion piece by Ghassan Rubiez, an Arab-American social scientist based in Washington, who has spent much of his life working in and around the Middle East, on religion's role in Middle East conflict. Rubiez writes, "Religion can become a bridge of understanding among people or a wall of separation, depending on whether the...

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Female Inmate Sues Over Kosher Meals

April 20, 2004

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washingtontimes.com/metro/20040419-095346-3969r.htm

On April 20, 2004 The Washington Times reported, "A Jewish inmate said in a lawsuit filed yesterday that Virginia discriminates against female prisoners by limiting special religious diets to its maximum-security prison for women, while providing such meals in all men's prisons. Mitzi Ann Hamilton, serving 5½ years for fraud and forgery at the Fluvanna Correctional...

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Interfaith Ceremony Remembers Victims of the Holocaust

April 15, 2004

Source: The Daily Review

http://www.dailyreviewonline.com/Stories/0,1413,88~11031~2085466,00.html

On April 15, 2004 The Daily Review reported, "Members of the interfaith community again will join with their Jewish friends in remembering one of the most horrific chapters in world history. The 21st annual Holocaust Remembrance Day Service will take place Sunday evening at Temple Beth Torah in Fremont, the Tri-City area's only synagogue. The event...

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The Story of Judaism in America

April 11, 2004

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/142/story_14289_1.html

On April 11, 2004 Beliefnet published an interview with historian Jonathan Sarna on how American ideals and institutions shaped Judaism. He notes, "There have been quite a few histories of American Jews—that is, the Jewish people in America. But strangely we have not had, in half a century, a serious work on American Judaism, the religion of American Jews. How has it developed? How has it changed...

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Dictionary Criticized for Definition of Anti-Semitism

April 11, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/opinion/la-oe-jacoby12apr12,1,3486378.story

On April 11, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported, "Merriam-Webster found itself on the defensive recently over a 40-year-old definition of 'anti-Semitism' in its Third New International Dictionary, the monumental unabridged edition originally published in 1961 and reprinted in 2002. In addition to the conventional sense of the...

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Out of Dialogue Emerges a New Passion Play

April 8, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/living/articles/2004/04/08/an_act_of_faith/

On April 8, 2004 The Boston Globe reported, "After Palm Sunday services at First Congregational Church, during which the blue-robed choir led 'All Glory, Laud and Honor,' 10 men resumed the task of transforming the chancel into a replica of the ancient Jewish Temple in Jerusalem. Come tomorrow, Good Friday, this church will debut 'Jesus and the...

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As Egyptian President Visits U.S., ADL Issues Report on Anti-Semitism in Egypt

April 8, 2004

Source: Anti-Defamation League

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/ASaw_14/4475_14.htm

On April 8, 2004 the Anti-Defamation League issued a press release that reported, "On the eve of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's scheduled meeting with President George W. Bush in Crawford, Texas, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has issued a new report exposing the use of anti-Semitic caricatures, stereotypes and images in Egypt's media and wider society. 'Anti-Semitism remains deeply...

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Firebombing of Jewish School Condemned by PM and Bishops

April 7, 2004

Source: Western Catholic Reporter

http://www.wcr.ab.ca/news/2004/0412/bombing041204.shtml

On April 7, 2004 the Western Catholic Reporter reported, "The Quebec bishops joined Prime Minister Paul Martin and others who condemned the firebombing of a Jewish elementary school on the eve of Passover. The early-morning fire April 5 damaged books and computers in the library of the United Talmud Torah school in the Montreal suburb of St. Laurent. Anti-Semitic messages were...

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Zogby Poll: Muslims and Jews in Israel Share Values

April 7, 2004

Source: Zogby International

http://www.zogby.com/news/ReadNews.dbm?ID=817

On April 7, 2004 Zogby International reported, "A new global religion study by the University of Rochester and Zogby International of 11 different religious groups shows that people around the world hold many similar values, and are very similar in steps they would take to achieve their personal goals. In Israel, Jews and Muslims consider being well educated (91%) of highest importance, followed by...

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Court Rules: Cincinnati Cannot Ban Religious Displays

April 6, 2004

Source: The First Amendment Center

http://www.fac.org/rel_liberty/publiclife/news.aspx?id=13142

On April 6, 2004 The First Amendment Center reported, "City officials cannot bar religious displays on a downtown plaza during the Christmas and Hanukkah seasons, a federal appeals court ruled yesterday.

In Chabad of Southern Ohio v. City of Cincinnati, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court ruling that allowed a Jewish organization...

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