Judaism

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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Religious Diversity Causes Parking Problems in Queens

March 29, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/03/29/nyregion/29flushing.html

On March 29, 2004 The New York Times reported, "There is a stretch of Flushing, Queens, where Christians, Buddhists, Jews, Muslims and Hindus worship within blocks of one another without a hint of sectarian strife. When it comes to parking spaces, though, it is all-out war. Every Sunday, a flood of cars descends on the neighborhood, thanks in large part to its dozens of newly...

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Brotherhood-Sisterhood Brunch Celebrates Religious Diversity in Teaneck, N.J.

March 29, 2004

Source: The Miami Herald

https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/499849542/

On March 29, 2004 The Miami Herald ran an article from The Record that reported, "About 600 people gathered Sunday afternoon for the 18th annual Interfaith Brotherhood-Sisterhood Brunch to recognize and embrace the diversity of people and religions found in...

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Jewish-Latin Hip-Hop Captures New York

March 26, 2004

Source: The Jewish Week

http://www.indypressny.org/article.php3?ArticleID=1361

On March 26, 2004 The Jewish Week reported on the band The Hoodios, a Jewish- Latin hip-hop group making waves in the Vilage. "The Hoodios’ name — a funkier spelling of the Spanish word for Jew, 'judio' — and their material reflect the founding duo’s concern with their Jewish identity. Like non-Jewish rappers, their lyrical content can be in-your-face with songs like 'Kike on...

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"Children of Abraham Project" Brings Teens Together for Theatre Performance

March 26, 2004

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/religion/crumm26_20040326.htm

On March 26, 2004 the Detroit Free Press reported, "At 8 p.m. Saturday, "The Children of Abraham Project" will debut with a diverse troupe of young performers at the Jewish Ensemble Theatre at Maple and Drake roads in West Bloomfield. This drama, written partly by Muslim, Jewish and Christian kids, is expected to spark fresh dialogue across old barriers. From the premiere, the project...

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Jews and African-American Christians Hold Interfaith Seder, Discussion of Slavery

March 25, 2004

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2004/religion/0403/30/d01-102802.htm

On March 25, 2004 The Detroit News reported, "The issue of slavery is one that both Jews and African-Americans relate to on a personal and painful level. Tonight, more than 400 Jews and Christians from several synagogues and mostly black congregations in Metro Detroit will come together in fellowship and to hear the histories of the Exodus as well as the enslavement of the...

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ADL Reports Anti-Semitic Incidents Remained at Constant Level in 2003

March 24, 2004

Source: Anti-Defamation League

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/ASUS_12/4464_12.htm

On March 24, 2004 the Anti-Defamation League issued a press release that reported, "The number of anti-Semitic incidents remained at a consistent and disturbing level in 2003, according to newly released statistics from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). The annual ADL Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents, issued today, counted a total of 1,557 anti-Semitic incidents across the United States in 2003,...

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"Sharing Our Faiths" Introduces Brandeis Students to Different Religious Services

March 23, 2004

Source: The Justice

http://www.thejusticeonline.com/news/2004/03/23/News/sharing.Our.Faith.Gives.Taste.Of.Different.Beliefs-638930.shtml

On March 23, 2004 The Justice reported, "'Sharing our Faiths,' a new series sponsored by the Religious Pluralism and Spirituality this semester, allows students to attend services or gatherings of different religions, including Buddhist meditation, Catholic mass and...

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Abraham Foxman Accuses Gibson of Anti-Semitism

March 22, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2003/09/20/actor_accused_of_anti_semitism/

On March 22, 2004 The Boston Globe reported, "The head of the Anti-Defamation League accused Mel Gibson yesterday of holding anti-Semitic beliefs based on the actor's response to criticism of his upcoming movie depicting Jesus' death.

Abraham Foxman, national director of the Jewish civil rights organization, insisted...

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In Arizona, Muslims and Jews Walk for Peace in the Middle East

March 22, 2004

Source: The Arizona Daily Wildcat

http://wildcat.arizona.edu/papers/97/117/01_4.html

On March 22, 2004 The Arizona Daily Wildcat reported, "Muslims, Jews and other community members walked yesterday in the first Muslim-Jewish Peace Walk to promote harmony among members of the community. The 5 1/2-mile walk started at the Islamic Center of Tucson, 901 E. First St., and ended at the Congregation Chaverim synagogue, 5901 E. Second St. The group made stops along the way at...

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In Dallas, a Joint Muslim-Jewish-Christian Blood Drive

March 22, 2004

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/city/collin/stories/032204dnccodrive.142d4.html

On March 22, 2004 The Dallas Morning News reported, "Dispelling misconceptions can be a large task. But Lin Rosenquist wasn't intimidated when she set out to banish one recently. 'There was so much hoopla surrounding The Passion of the Christ ,' Ms. Rosenquist said of the Mel Gibson movie. 'I...

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Orthodox Jews Fight New Parking Rule

March 21, 2004

Source: The New York Post

http://www.nypost.com/news/regionalnews/21149.htm

On March 21, 2004 The New York Post reported, "Observant Jews whose beliefs bar them from driving to a synagogue are trying to put the brakes on a city councilman's proposal that would require many new houses of worship to provide off-street parking. 'In the attempt to fix problems, you create parking restrictions that are unfairly onerous and burdensome to people within the Jewish community -...

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A Rabbi Who Conducts Gay Marriages Speaks Out

March 21, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/03/21/nyregion/21wed.html

On March 21, 2004 The New York Times reported, "Rabbi Ayelet S. Cohen awoke one morning to find she had turned into a criminal - at least in the eyes of some. With charges brought against two members of the clergy last Monday in relation to same-sex marriage ceremonies conducted in New Paltz, N.Y., Rabbi Cohen realized that she had broken the law by conducting a similar wedding herself...

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