Judaism

Interfaith Marriages Challenge Passover Rituals

April 6, 2004

Source: The Standard Times

http://www.southcoasttoday.com/daily/04-04/04-06-04/a01lo897.htm

On April 6, 2004 The Standard Times reported, "For Jewish families, it is a time of family gatherings and lavish meals called seders. And with its special foods, songs and customs, the seder is the focal point of the Passover observance. But the increase in interfaith marriages can present challenges for modern families... According to Roger Fritts at Cedar Lane...

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This Passover, Iraqi Jews in LA Remember Their Own Exodus

April 5, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-iraqijew5apr05,1,3590790.story

On April 5, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported, "As Jews worldwide begin Passover today, Rabbi Haim Ovadia and his Los Angeles congregation will not need to reach far into the past to find parallels with the ancient Exodus story of freedom from slavery. They are Jews of Iraqi descent, many of whom experienced an exodus from an oppressive land and see the...

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Parking Concerns Prompt Investigation into Status of Residence Used as Synagogue

April 4, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2004/04/04/needham_asks_rabbi_to_make_his_case/

On April 4, 2004 The Boston Globe reported, "Changes could be in store for an Orthodox synagogue that has prompted concerns about parking and safety from its High Rock Street neighbors in Needham. Town officials have asked Rabbi Mendel Krinsky to decide whether the single-family home where he...

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Christians, Jews Celebrate Easter, Passover in Detroit

April 4, 2004

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2004/religion/0404/04/b01-111847.htm

On April 4, 2004 The Detroit News ran a feature article on Holy Week and Passover celebrations being held by the Christians and Jews of the community. The article reported, "Lynn Betker and Lisa Lis adhere to different faiths but both will begin observing a Holy Week with their respective Christian and Jewish communities. Today, Metro Detroit Christians will celebrate Palm...

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At Low Point in Christian-Jewish Relations, Jewish Official Promotes Conversation

April 4, 2004

Source: Newsday.com

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/ny-bc-ct--jewsandchristians0404apr04,0,6089393.story?coll=ny-ap-regional-wire

On April 4, 2004 Newsday.com reported, "As the Jewish holiday of Passover begins at sundown Monday and Christians observe Holy Week, leaders of both religions say more must be done to build connections between them. 'The ongoing work has slowed down tremendously,' said...

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Rabbi Joins Protest Against Moscow ISKCON Temple

April 3, 2004

Source: The Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_657740,0005.htm

On April 3, 2004 The Hindustan Times ran a Press Trust of India article that reported, "One of the leaders of Russia's Jewish community, rabbi Adolf Shayevich has joined the Orthodox Christians in protesting against building of a huge Hindu temple in Moscow by the local chapter of International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). Last week more than one thousand Orthodox...

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Poll Finds Rise in Percentage of Americans Who Blame Jews for Jesus' Death

April 2, 2004

Source: Beliefnet.com

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/143/story_14383_1.html

On April 2, 2004 Beliefnet.com posted a Religion News Service article that reported, "More than one-third of Americans who have seen Mel Gibson's blockbuster "The Passion of the Christ" say Jews were responsible for the death of Jesus, according to a new Pew Research Center poll released Friday. The portion of Americans in general who hold Jews responsible has risen from 19 percent in...

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Teens Arrested in Conjunction With Anti-Semitic Attacks

March 31, 2004

Source: Deep South Jewish Voice

http://www.deepsouthjewishvoice.com/040204cananti.html

On March 31, 2004 Deep South Jewish Voice ran a JTA article that reported, "Canadian Jewish officials are cautiously optimistic that a spree of anti-Semitic vandalism that has shocked Toronto over the past two weeks has ended with the arrests of three youths. But they note that the attacks are symptomatic of a trend in Canadian society that has seen the number of anti-...

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Report Says Anti-Semitism Rising in Europe

March 31, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3586543.stm

On March 31, 2004 the BBC News reported, "Attacks against Jews in Europe have sharply increased, says a report by a European anti-racism watchdog. The study singles out Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Britain, where it says the rise in anti-Semitism has been of particular concern. Other countries, including Ireland and Portugal, showed little sign of any rise in attacks, the report says. It...

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Book Offers Guide to "Your Neighbor's Faith" for Christians and Jews

March 30, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0330/p14s02-bogn.html

On March 30, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor reported on "a new book - "Understanding Your Neighbor's Faith: What Christians and Jews Should Know About Each Other" - organized by Rabbi Philip Lazowski, a Holocaust survivor and rabbi emeritus of Beth Hillel Synagogue (a Conservative congregation) in Bloomfield, Conn. [T]he book includes a long explanation of Judaism in all its...

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NYPD to Increase Security at Synagogues as Passover Approaches

March 30, 2004

Source: New York Post

http://www.nypost.com/news/regionalnews/22141.htm

On March 30, 2004 the New York Post reported, "The NYPD will beef up its counter-terrorism efforts for Passover next week, giving special attention to synagogues and other sensitive locations, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said yesterday. 'This is a very sensitive time for the city and the Jewish communities. In addition to the normal security precautions we take during the Passover holiday, we're...

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Sunni Muslims Oppose Showing of Gibson's "Passion," Shi'ites Want it Shown

March 29, 2004

Source: Middle East Online

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/culture/?id=9432

On March 29, 2004 Middle East Online reported, "Mel Gibson's film "The Passion of the Christ" has stirred a religious controversy in Kuwait between majority Sunni Muslims who oppose the movie and the emirate's Shiite Muslims who call for showing it. The authorities, meanwhile, have not decided either way. The dean of the local Islamic college, Mohammad al-Tabtabai, said in a...

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