Judaism

Remembering a Rabbi and Interfaith Pioneer

March 12, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/education/higher/articles/2004/03/12/david_neiman_rabbi_scholar_worked_for_interfaith_harmony/

On March 12, 2004 The Boston Globe reported, "Dr. David Neiman, a rabbi who proved that interfaith harmony is possible, made history in 1966 at Boston College when he apparently became the first Jewish theology professor at a Catholic university in the...

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Senator Calls for Dialogue and Reconciliation Amongst Religions

March 8, 2004

Source: Western Catholic Reporter

http://www.wcr.ab.ca/news/2004/0308/roche030804.shtml

On March 8, 2004 the Western Catholic Reporter ran an excerpt from a talk by Senator Douglas Roche to the Canadian Egyptian Society of Edmonton and the Canadian Arab Professional and Business Club on Feb. 7, in which he said, "My message to you tonight is that all of us - Muslim, Christian, Jew and beyond - must reach out in dialogue and reconciliation in these new and dangerous...

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Hundreds Wash Swastikas From Colorado Synagogue

March 8, 2004

Source: The Rocky Mountain News

http://rockymountainnews.com/drmn/local/article/0,1299,DRMN_15_2712256,00.html

On March 8, 2004 The Rocky Mountain News reported, "The stranger in the crocheted skull cap reached out to shake Rabbi Daniel Cohen's hand Sunday in a doorway to the BMH-BJ Congregation synagogue. 'I'm a Muslim,' the man said. 'And I'm outraged.' Cohen smiled and thanked the visitor, one of more than 350 people who turned out - many...

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Hundreds Wash Away Synagogue Graffiti in Colorado

March 8, 2004

Source: The Denver Post

http://www.denverpost.com/framework/0,1413,36~53~2003227,00.html

On March 8, 2004 The Denver Post reported, "What might have been a lasting symbol of hate was washed away Sunday as a crowd of about 300 gathered to erase anti-Semitic graffiti at a Denver synagogue.

Such a throng showed up at BMH-BJ Congregation, where vandalism was discovered Saturday, that people had to stand in line for a turn at a brush or a can of...

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On the Eve of Purim, Swastikas on a Denver Synagogue

March 7, 2004

Source: The Denver Post

http://www.denverpost.com/framework/0,1413,36~53~2001565,00.html

On March 7, 2004 The Denver Post reported, "About 10 white swastikas and other Nazi symbols were spray-painted Friday night on walls around the BMH-BJ Congregation, a Jewish synagogue at 560 S. Monaco Parkway. Rabbi Daniel Cohen said he couldn't remember anything like that happening before at the east Denver synagogue. A Holocaust survivor who came to worship Saturday...

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"The Passion" Leads to Increase in Interfaith Dialogue

March 6, 2004

Source: The Miami Herald

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On March 6, 2004 The Miami Herald reported on interfaith dialogues sparked by Mel Gibson's film, "The Passion." "Mary Boys, a past president of the Association of Professors and Researchers in Religious Education, is one of many religious and lay leaders participating in interfaith dialogues across the nation, including in South Florida, where Christians and Jews can learn about each other's perspectives. Organizers believe Americans of all...

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European Commission Against Racism Frustrated By Lack of Measurable Data on Anti-Semitism

March 4, 2004

Source: Radio Free Europe

http://www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/3/95A537A5-391C-4FF7-991F-49BAE2635E59.html

On March 4, 2004 Radio Free Europe reported, "The European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance is this month observing the 10th anniversary of its founding. It will convene what it calls a major conference to assess its contributions to racial and religious tolerance in Europe. One of the commission's greatest concerns...

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Interfaith Prayers Bring Healing to Boston's Logan Airport

March 4, 2004

Source: The Milford Daily News

http://www.milforddailynews.com/artsCulture/view.bg?articleid=42933

On March 4, 2004 The Milford Daily News reported, "Ellen Band has brought prayer into the noisy bustle of everyday life. Now, while travelers rush through Logan Airport, they hear sacred words and sounds from the world's great religions wafting through the elevated walkway to Terminal E. Band's intriguing audio installation rearranges and broadcasts a mix...

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In Missouri, Women Discuss Their Roles in Different Faiths

March 4, 2004

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/8098317.htm

On March 4, 2004 The Kansas City Star reported, "Some consider discussing religion taboo in the company of strangers. But nearly 400 women of all faiths got together Wednesday at the Overland Park Marriott for a forum to address religious differences and similarities. The forum, 'Defining Women's Roles ...Three Traditions' allowed three female panelists — one...

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Jews Leave Israel for Russia, Citing Economic Hardships and Threat of Terrorism

March 4, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0304/p06s01-woeu.html

On March 4, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "Often with mixed motives and identity angst, some former Soviet Jews who rushed for the exit as the USSR crumbled are trickling back to Russia. About 50,000 have made the move in recent years, with numbers rising sharply during the Putin era. Some cite disappointments with life in Israel, economic hardship, and the threat of...

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In Middleborough, Controversy Over Holiday Display Rages On

March 4, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2004/03/04/board_considers_adding_menorah_to_town_display/

On March 4, 2004 The Boston Globe reported, "Even with spring approaching, controversy continues over a holiday display outside Middleborough Town Hall.

The First Unitarian Universalist Society has for two years been trying to get more secular elements...

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Boston Area Rabbi Is Also a Unitarian Minister

March 3, 2004

Source: The Baltimore Jewish Times

http://www.jewishtimes.com/News/3731.stm

On March 3, 2004 The Baltimore Jewish Times reported, "This past Christmas, Rabbi Howard Berman found himself going where perhaps no rabbi has gone before: leading a processional to 'Come All Ye Faithful' at a Boston-area Christmas service. Berman led the processional at the Arlington Street Church not as a guest, but as part of his role as associate clergy at the Boston Unitarian Universalist Church....

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