Judaism

Jewish Organization Commends Headscarf Verdict in OK

May 19, 2004

Source: The American Jewish Congress

http://www.ajcongress.org/pages/RELS2004/MAY_2004/may04_03.htm

On May 19, 2004 The American Jewish Congress reported that they "praised the settlement agreement between a Muskogee Oklahoma school girl, supported by the Justice Department, and the Muskogee Public School District, that will allow her to continue wearing her hijab. On May 7, 2004, AJCongress filed a friend of the court brief in the case of Nashala Hearn v....

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Book Examines Early 20th Century Jewish Immigration to Britian

May 19, 2004

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/g2/story/0,3604,1212969,00.html

On May 19, 2004 The Guardian ran an excerpt from Robert Winder's new book, Bloody Foreigners, a book about the "immigraton crisis of the 20th century...when tens of thousands of Jews arrived in Britain from eastern Europe...in the three decades after 1880...But despite the fact that they were fleeing persecution, they were met with suspicion and fear."

With Pro-Israeli Policies, Bush Hopes to Win Backing from Jewish Voters

May 19, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/2004/la-na-bush19may19,1,582979.story?coll=la-home-headlines

On May 19, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported, "Stuart Weil, a ponytailed tropical fish farmer from Fresno, is a longtime Democrat who regularly attends synagogue. Four years ago, he voted for Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore. This year, not only does he plan to vote for President Bush, he's...

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Groups March Against Anti-Semitism, Racism

May 17, 2004

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/nation/8683564.htm

On May 17, 2004 The Philadelphia Inquirer ran a Reuters article that reported, "Several thousand French activists, artists and politicians protested against anti-Semitism yesterday after the desecration of two Jewish cemeteries and a rise in attacks on Jewish people and property. Human-rights groups, backed by France's main Jewish body, hastily organized the march...

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Muslims and Jews Walk for Peace

May 17, 2004

Source: Muslim Wakeup!

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/mainarchive/000816.php#more

On May 17, 2004 Muslim Wakeup! reported, "The Interfaith Peace Walk for Jewish Muslim Reconciliation began at Al-Aqsa Islamic Society, an predominantly Arab-American community in North Central Philadelphia on May 2nd... The guest speakers were the founders of the Jewish-Muslim Peace Walk, from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Rabbi Lynne Gottlieb is a multitalented artist and human rights...

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Police Arrest Five in Conjunction With Firebombing of Montreal Jewish School

May 17, 2004

Source: CBC News

http://www.cbc.ca/stories/2004/05/14/canada/firebomb_040514

On May 17, 2004 CBC News reported, "Four men and one women were arrested Friday. The library at the United Talmud Torah elementary school in the borough of St. Laurent was destroyed by a firebomb on April 5. A note left at the scene said the attack was in retaliation for Israel's killing of Hamas leader Sheik Ahmed Yassin. No one was hurt at the school because it was closed for Passover...

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Rabbi Calls for Theology of Pluralism

May 14, 2004

Source: The Jewish Ledger

http://www.jewishledger.com/articles/2004/05/12/news/news12.txt

On May 14, 2004 The Jewish Ledger reported," Rabbi A. James Rudin continues to call on scholars and lay leaders to develop one or more theologies for religious pluralism in an attempt to save it from any attack. Rudin, former national interreligious affairs director for the American Jewish Committee (AJC), was in Connecticut on May 6-7, speaking before several Jewish...

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Female Rabbi's Appearance at Conference of Jewish Communities of the Americas Signals Changes

May 11, 2004

Source: Cleveland Jewish News

http://www.clevelandjewishnews.com/articles/2004/05/12/news/world/platin0512.txt

On May 11, 2004 Cleveland Jewish News ran a JTA article that reported, "With hundreds of rabbis, community activists and synagogue-goers in the audience, the excitement was palpable as Brazil's first female rabbi took to the bimah on Shabbat. Never before had a female spiritual leader been invited to the bimah at the 2,000-...

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Chicago Lawyer Takes Torah to "Lost Tribe" in India; Members Seek Official Conversion to Judaism

May 7, 2004

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/religion/2556308

On May 7, 2004 The Houston Chronicle ran an article from the Chicago Tribune that reported, "Rabbis have branded a biblical tribe in northeast India heretical, even though its members chant songs from their mud-walled synagogues about returning to Zion. And Israel's interior minister has banned them from the country. But Sam Pfeffer, a retired Chicago lawyer, is not...

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