Judaism

Increase in French Jews Immigrating to Israel Prompts Questions of Cause

July 4, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/07/04/international/europe/04isra.html

On July 4, 2004 The New York Times reported, "More French Jews have been immigrating to Israel or buying properties here as potential havens, and the Israelis and the French are debating whether the trend is a result of a surge in anti-Semitic attacks in France or just a cyclical oddity. The Jewish Agency, the quasi-governmental body responsible for settling...

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Britian Has Seen Increase in Anti-Semitism and Violence Since 2000

July 2, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/world/europe/articles/2004/07/02/jews_in_britain_see_prejudice_against_them_on_rise/

On July 2, 2004 The Boston Globe reported, "Recent arson attacks against two north London synagogues have fueled already heightened concerns among British Jews about what they perceive to be an escalating climate of anti-Semitism. More than 100 synagogues have been desecrated...

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Jewish Leaders Concerned with Growth of Anti-Semitism Among Latino Immigrants

July 1, 2004

Source: Catholic News Service

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/0403648.htm

On July 1, 2004 Catholic News Service reported, "U.S. Jewish leaders met with Vatican officials in late June to raise what they consider a growing problem: anti-Semitism among Hispanic immigrants to the United States. According to surveys, new Hispanic arrivals in the United States are '44 percent infected' with anti-Semitic attitudes, reflecting lower sensitivity to the problem...

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Restoration of Underground Railroad Brings Muslims and Jews Together

June 30, 2004

Source: The Gazette

http://www.gazette.net/200427/germantown/news/223893-1.html

On June 30, 2004 The Gazette reported, "Nearly 50 county residents of differing faiths volunteered their time to clean up a historic Underground Railroad stop in Germantown Sunday as part of the first Muslim-Jewish Day of Friendship.

Event organizers and friends Saqib Ali of North Potomac and Jeff Waldstreicher of Bethesda planned the project in an effort to create...

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Interfaith Habitat for Humanity Build

June 28, 2004

Source: Thw Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2004/metro/0406/28/b01-196473.htm

On June 28, 2004 Thw Detroit News reported, "Side by side, more than 35 Muslims, Jews and Christians worked as one, climbing ladders to nail siding, slicing wood to frame windows and doors and offering a hand of support during the third annual 'Interfaith build,' organized by the National Conference for Community Justice. Victor Begg, who is Muslim, said different faiths need to do...

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Teens from Areas of Religious Conflict Meet for Multifaith Youth Leadership Program

June 28, 2004

Source: Religion News Service/Auburn Theological Seminary

http://www.religionnews.com/press02/PR062904.html

On June 28, 2004 Religion News Service posted a press release from Auburn Theological Seminary that reported, "On June 27, more than 50 teens from the Middle East, Northern Ireland, South Africa and the United States-Muslims, Christians, and Jews-will gather in upstate New York for the fourth year of Face to Face/Faith to Faith, an international, multifaith youth...

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Major Jewish Voter Initiative Moves Into Action

June 28, 2004

Source: U.S. Newswire

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=669&ncid=669&e=7&u=/usnw

On June 28, 2004 U.S. Newswire reported, "Get Out the Vote 2004, a guide prepared by a consortium of major U.S. Jewish groups to help the Jewish community register and educate voters for the upcoming elections, is now available in print and online... Get Out the Vote 2004 was produced jointly by the Union for...

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Institute Established to Monitor Representation of Religion in School Textbooks

June 27, 2004

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/ArtCulture/2004/06/article07.shtml

On June 27, 2004 IslamOnline.net reported, "Distortion of Islam in French school syllabi can be seen as a reflection of the mutual misunderstanding between Islam and the West, yet a reflection with its own significance, which can also be viewed in the light of the American attempts to change the religious curricula in some Islamic countries. Dr. Mustafa Al-...

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Religious, Ethnic Diversity Increasing With Growing Presence of Immigrants

June 27, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/06/27/travel/27nabe.html

On June 27, 2004 The New York Times ran a travel piece by novelist Michael Mewshaw in which he reflects on the increasing religious diversity of Rome: "I used to entertain the antic notion that I could walk from one end of Rome to the other by ducking in and out of the city's hundreds of churches. I imagined myself strolling beneath an almost continuous canopy of frescoed ceilings swarming...

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Controversy Between Jews and Presbyterian Over Community Boundaries

June 26, 2004

Source: Beliefnet/ RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/148/story_14825_1.html

On June 26, 2004 Beliefnet/RNS reported, "When the Presbyterian Church (USA) gathers this week for its General Assembly meeting in Richmond, Va., perennial fights over homosexuality are likely to be overshadowed by the future of a controversial messianic Jewish congregation outside Philadelphia. Avodat Yisrael, a fledgling Presbyterian congregation that looks and feels like a Jewish...

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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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