Judaism

Academy Will Train Jewish Leaders to Guide Communities in Former Soviet Bloc

February 29, 2004

Source: New York Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/boroughs/story/168784p-147449c.html

On February 29, 2004 the New York Daily News ran an Associated Press article that reported, "The chief rabbi of Russia joined dozens of Orthodox rabbis and civil officials recently to inaugurate an academy in the Austrian capital that will train a new generation to lead the revival of Jewish life in the former Soviet bloc. Jewish communities there were devastated...

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On Bay Harbor Islands, A Woman Fasts While a Region Struggles With Competing Decorations

February 29, 2004

Source: The Miami Bureau

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/southflorida/sfl-dholiday29feb29,0,7016171.story?coll=sfla-home-headlines

On February 29, 2004 The Miami Bureau reported,"In an effort to maintain harmony between two dominant religions, the Bay Harbor Islands town council sparked a battle that has lingered long after the holiday decorations came down. For years the 5,000-member community lined...

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Faith Leaders Discuss Religion and the Press

February 29, 2004

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/articles/8/124947-8428-131.html

On February 29, 2004 The Indianapolis Star published an editorial by Dennis Ryerson, editor of the Star. Ryerson wrote concerning a recent discussion about religion and the press he held with a group of 30 individuals including conservative evangelicals and moderate to liberal Methodists, Jews, Muslims, Catholics and Baptists. They asked that the Star remain a secular newspaper...

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Church Removes Sign Blaming Jews for the Death of Jesus

February 26, 2004

Source: Rocky Mountain News

http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/local/article/0,1299,DRMN_15_2683994,00.html

On February 26, 2004 Rocky Mountain News reported, "A church sign that said 'Jews killed the Lord Jesus' ignited a national firestorm of outrage Wednesday and packed the church parking lot with a religiously diverse crowd of protesters. The message didn't survive the day. At noon a mother of four leaned a ladder against the...

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Editorial: Gibson's Film Won't Change Accomplishments of Religious Pluralism

February 26, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A7201-2004Feb25.html

On February 26, 2004 The Washington Post published an editorial on Mel Gibson's "The Passion of Christ," noting that the film's "overall impression is neither subtle nor complicated: The Jews conned unwilling Roman authorities into killing Jesus.

With this unfortunate portrayal, Mr. Gibson sweeps away decades of serious efforts by Christian leaders...

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Winners Announced in Interfaith Space Competition

February 26, 2004

Source: Market Wire

http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release_html_b1?release_id=63725

On February 26, 2004 Market Wire reported, "The Interfaith Sacred Space International Design Competition today announced four winning entries in the first competition in the history of religion designed specifically to identify concepts for truly interfaith sacred space. The competition's goal is to encourage creation of spaces designed for use by peoples of all faiths, as a...

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Denver Sign Blames Jews for the Death of Jesus

February 25, 2004

Source: ABC News Denver

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/2873395/detail.html

On February 25, 2004 ABC News Denver reported, " A billboard unveiled on Ash Wednesday, the same day that a controversial movie depicting the last hours of Jesus Christ premiered, is sparking criticism from people of all faiths.

The large-size outdoor marquee, which sits on the property of the Lovingway United Pentecostal Church at Colorado and Mississippi, says, 'Jews...

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Jewish Groups Debate Whether to Accept Federal Funding for Synagogues

February 24, 2004

Source: United Jewish Communities

http://www.uja.org/content_display.html?ArticleID=104011

On February 24, 2004 United Jewish Communities reported, "Behind the scenes at this year's Jewish Council for Public Affairs plenum, officials were debating how to reconcile steadfast support by some Jewish groups for strict separation between church and state with the growing need for money to ease soaring post-Sept. 11 security costs. Especially contentious is whether the...

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The Muslim-Jewish Alliance Forms Bonds in New Jersey

February 23, 2004

Source: The Courier News

http://www.c-n.com/news/c-n/story/0,2111,912431,00.html

On February 23, 2004 The Courier News published an article on the American Jewish Muslim Alliance, formed by Moin Ansari, a Pakistan-born Muslim, along with Allan Shapiro, a member of the Flemington Conservative Jewish Community Center. The alliance was formed after September 11 in an attempt to form positive relationships between Muslims, Christians, and Jews. The slogan of the...

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Survey Finds One in Four Americans Blame Death of Jesus on Jews

February 23, 2004

Source: Anti-Defamation League

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/ASUS_12/4454_12.htm

On February 23, 2004 the Anti-Defamation League reported, "On the eve of the release of Mel Gibson's controversial film "The Passion of the Christ," a poll commissioned by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has found that one in four Americans believe that Jews were responsible for the death of Jesus.

A national poll of 1,200 American adults conducted December 1-4, 2003 by The Marttila...

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Florida Ministerial Group Debates Whether to Exclude Non-Christians

February 23, 2004

Source: The Herald-Tribune

http://www.heraldtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040214/NEWS/402140402/1060

On February 23, 2004 The Herald-Tribune reported, "In a move that threatens to divide the local religious community, the Venice Area Ministerial Association is considering whether to exclude Jewish, Muslim and other religious groups that do not 'declare allegiance to Jesus Christ of Nazareth.' Several conservative church...

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ADL Praises Catholic Bishops for Educating on Anti-Semitism

February 23, 2004

Source: The Anti-Defamation League

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/ChJew_31/4453_31.htm

On February 23, 2004 The Anti-Defamation League "praised the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops for rushing into print a collection of key documents relating to Catholic teaching on Jews, the death of Jesus and 'the sin of anti-Semitism' in advance of the Ash Wednesday release of Mel Gibson's controversial film 'The Passion of the Christ.'

The Bible, the Jews and the Death of...

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"Cowboy Infidel" Confronts Religious Pluralism

February 21, 2004

Source: The Toledo Blade

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040221/NEWS10/102210138/-1/NEWS

On February 21, 2004 The Toledo Blade reported, "Bernie Keating grew up in the badlands of South Dakota, riding horses and running away from organized religion. He was, he says, 'a cowboy infidel' raised by 'a lukewarm Catholic father and a fallen-away Methodist mother.' His work as an engineering executive for Owens-...

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New York Orthodox Synagogue Forges Dialogue With Muslims

February 20, 2004

Source: The Jewish Week

http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/newscontent.php3?artid=9080

On February 20, 2004 The Jewish Week reported, "In an era of war in the Middle East and terror and curtailed liberties at home, scores of Jews and Muslims, the old but mostly the young, gathered in the Park East Synagogue’s day school in Manhattan to thrash out prospects for bringing people of their two faiths closer... Rabbi Cohen Anisfeld noted that the larger Jewish...

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