Judaism

Update: Professor May Have Staged Alleged Hate Crime

March 21, 2004

Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal

http://www.n-jcenter.com/NewsJournalOnline/News/Noteworthy/03NewsNOTE01032104.htm

On March 21, 2004 The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported, "A college has placed a professor on paid leave while prosecutors determine whether she vandalized her own car and reported it as a hate crime, officials said Saturday. Kerri Dunn, 39, who was teaching on a one-year appointment at Claremont McKenna College east...

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Anti-Semitic Vandalism Coincides With Holocaust Anniversary Memorial

March 21, 2004

Source: Canadian Press

http://www.staging.canada.com/news/story.html?id=8BC6967E-8395-48DB-9105-13DADF208739

On March 21, 2004 the Canadian Press reported, "A vigil to mark the 60th anniversary of the Holocaust in Hungary was marked with outrage and sadness Sunday as the local Jewish community reacted to a new spate of anti-Semitic vandalism. About 500 people, many wearing black and clutching tissues, turned out to a community centre...

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CAIR-CAN Condemns Anti-Semitic Attacks in Toronto

March 19, 2004

Source: CAIR-CAN

On March 19, 2004 CAIR-CAN issued a press release that stated, "The Canadian Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CAN) today condemned the recent vandalism that targeted Jewish homes in Toronto. In a statement issued today, CAIR-CAN wrote: 'The recent vandalism of Jewish homes in Toronto is horrifying and unacceptable. We view with profound concern any attempt to stigmatize and spread hate against any community and, in this case, Jewish residents of Toronto. We call on local police to investigate the vandalism and to bring the...

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Three Hundred and Fifty Years of American Jewry

March 19, 2004

Source: The Jewish Ledger

http://www.jewishledger.com/articles/2004/03/19/news/news04.txt

On March 19, 2004 The Jewish Ledger reported, "About 350 years ago, in 1654, a small vessel named the Ste. Catherine, or St. Catrina, sailed into the port of New Amsterdam. Most of the ship's passengers 'twenty-three souls, big and little,' according to an account at the time -- were bedraggled Jewish refugees from Recife, Brazil, who had been expelled when the...

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Mahathir Causes Controversy With Call for Muslims to Emulate Jews

March 18, 2004

Source: Khaleej Times

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/theworld/2004/March/theworld_March409.xml&section=theworld

On March 18, 2004 the Khaleej Times ran a Reuters article that reported, "Malaysia’s retired veteran leader Mahathir Mohamad revisited the storm of controversy surrounding his final days, by saying on Thursday that Muslims should reject terror and learn...

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Minister and Rabbi Marry Same- Sex Couples in New York

March 18, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/03/18/nyregion/18gay.html

On March 18, 2004 The New York Times reported, "A minister and a rabbi plan to officiate same-sex marriages in front of City Hall in Manhattan today, and are asking other clergy members to attend to show their support. The event is also a show of solidarity for two Unitarian Universalist ministers who face criminal charges upstate for performing same-sex weddings. 'We're calling on...

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Towards a Spiritual Foreign Policy

March 16, 2004

Source: Tikkun Magazine

http://www.tikkun.org/magazine/index.cfm/action/tikkun/issue/tik0403/article/040311a.html

On March 16, 2004 Tikkun Magazine published an editorial by Michael Lerner, noting: "Endorsing what we in the Tikkun Community call a 'progressive middle path' would be understood as a manifestation of a larger foreign policy vision that sees strength as emerging from cooperation rather than domination. Let America show...

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W. Virginia Church Dedicates Abraham Tapestry

March 15, 2004

Source: West Virginia Gazette

http://www.wvgazette.com/section/News/Other%20News/200403159

On March 15, 2004 the West Virginia Gazette reported, "Members of the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths came together Sunday at Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral to celebrate a story of hospitality common to all three religions. Sacred Heart held a special Mass on Sunday, and invited members of the Jewish and Islamic faiths to dedicate a new tapestry in the church's addition...

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Jewish Leader Rebukes New York for Arresting Clergy

March 15, 2004

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/press02/PR031604.html

On March 15, 2004 Religion News Service reported, " Today the State of New York brought charges against two Unitarian Universalist ministers for marrying 13 same-sex couples. Rabbi David Saperstein, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, representing the Union for Reform Judaism and Central Conference of American Rabbis, issued the following statement: Not all the facts...

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In CA, Classes are Cancelled in Response to Hate Crimes

March 13, 2004

Source: KRON News

http://www.kron4.com/Global/story.asp?S=1703846

On March 13, 2004 KRON News reported, "About 2,000 students and faculty at the Claremont colleges chanted "ignorance has got to go" Wednesday as they converged in a display of anger after a professor's car was spray-painted with racial slurs, the latest in a rash of hate incidents in this tranquil college community... At the mass nighttime rally, students wearing black shirts in a show of unity carried...

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Dictionary Defines Opposition to Zionism as "Anti-Semitism"

March 13, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A54641-2004Mar12.html

On March 13, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "A leading Arab American civil rights organization has asked Merriam-Webster Inc. to publicly repudiate what the group calls a 'false and damaging' definition of anti-Semitism in the unabridged version of Webster's Third New International Dictionary. That dictionary lists, as one of the meanings of anti-...

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A Jewish Rehab Center Uses Spirituality to Heal

March 12, 2004

Source: The Opinion Journal

http://www.opinionjournal.com/taste/?id=110004807

On March 12, 2004 The Opinion Journal reported, "It's Friday night, and Rabbi Mark Borovitz is ministering to his flock. A fatherly man with a bushy brown-and-gray beard, he raises his arms as he coaxes his 100-odd worshippers toward t'shuvah, or repentance. 'Have you faced the truth about your actions toward your families, your community?' he asks. 'To whom do you need to make reparations?'...

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