Judaism

Jewish Groups Call Gibson Film Anti-Semitic

January 23, 2004

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.indystar.com/articles/2/113969-8752-010.html

On January 23, 2004 The Associated Press reported that "representatives of two Jewish groups who attended screenings of Mel Gibson's upcoming movie 'The Passion of the Christ' said Thursday it contained offensive stereotypes about the Jewish role in the crucifixion. The American Jewish Committee said the movie contained 'unnecessary and destructive imagery of Jews' and 'represents a...

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Interfaith Calendar

January 22, 2004

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http ://w ww.dallasnews.com/s/dws/dn/religion/stories/010304dnrelcalendar.7706.html

On January 22, 2004 The Dallas Morning News published an interfaith calendar marking the most important holidays of the world's major religions.

UCLA Hosts Student Interfaith Dialogue

January 22, 2004

Source: Daily Bruin

http://www.dailybruin.ucla.edu/news/articles.asp?id=27009

On January 22, 2004 the Daily Bruin reported, "With religious strife prevalent across the world, a group of students has come together to offer a possible solution to seemingly perpetual conflict – mutual understanding. The first of four interreligious dialogues was held Wednesday evening at the University Religious Conference. The event brought together students of several...

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Editorial: Boroughs Should Not Have Zoning Rules That Discriminate on Religious Grounds

January 20, 2004

Source: Montreal Gazette

http://www.canada.com/montreal/montrealgazette/editorials/story.asp?id=4B5AA9C1-379E-4E3B-9E51-EF46F1033558

On January 20, 2004 the Montreal Gazette ran an editorial that argued, "Public hearings resume this week into the fate of what must be Montreal's most unusual mosque. The Canadian Islamic Centre Al-Jamieh, in Dollard Des Ormeaux, is situated in what used to be the Adat Reim synagogue...

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Attorney General: Citizens Cannot Use Family Court for Religious Divorce

January 19, 2004

Source: The Australian

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,8429520% 5E1702,00.html

On January 19, 2004 The Australian reported, "Orthodox Jews and Muslims who divorce will not be able to use the Family Court to obtain a religious divorce, Attorney-General Phillip Ruddock said. Mr. Ruddock told The Australian that he would not pursue a Family Court recommendation allowing a court to withhold civil divorce...

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Supreme Court to Decide Case Over Sukkot Huts that Violate Montreal Condo Rules

January 19, 2004

Source: Montreal Gazette

http://www.canada.com/montreal/montrealgazette/story.asp?id=55A49824-A640-4F35-A6FB-CC1C07A69935

On January 19, 2004 the Montreal Gazette reported, "Orthodox Jews who live in a luxury Montreal condominium will ask the Supreme Court of Canada today to consider whether they bargained away their rights to religious freedom when they signed their deeds of purchase. Several religious organizations will...

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Update: Palm Beach Officials Give Up Public Holiday Display

January 17, 2004

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.fac.org/rel_liberty/publiclife/news.aspx?id=12477

On January 17, 2004 The Associated Press reported, "Palm Beach officials have decided to do away with all holiday decoration in a town park after being sued by two women who wanted to display a Nativity scene alongside a menorah and a Christmas tree. The town council voted unanimously to give a menorah back to its donor, and merchants decided to move a Christmas tree from...

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Not All Christians Agree on Interfaith Dialogue

January 11, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/orange/la-oe-oc-hubbard11jan11,1,2426229.story?coll=la-editions-orange

On January 11, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported, "Non-Christians might be confused by the mixed signals coming from different sectors of the Christian world about the value of interfaith dialogue and cooperation. President Bush's comment during his recent visit to England that...

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Ottowa's Jewish Family Services Mentors Somali Community Organization

January 11, 2004

Source: JTA

http://www.jta.org/page_view_story.asp?intarticleid=13643&intcategoryid=#

On January 11, 2004 JTA reported, "Ottawa’s Jewish Family Services is helping improve Muslim-Jewish relations in Canada’s capital by mentoring a Somali community organization. The partnership — which recently won an award from the Canadian Race Relations Foundation — also is helping shape Ottawa’s emerging ethnic mosaic. 'North America is...

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Colorado Woman's Book Discusses Intra-Familial Conflicts Over Kosher Laws

January 10, 2004

Source: Daily Camera

http://www.bouldernews.com/bdc/religion/article/0,1713,BDC_2477_2564626, 00.html

On January 10, 2004 the Daily Camera reported, " A new generation of children who have become religious, also called the newly orthodox or newly observant — the Hebrew word is ba'alei Teshuvah — are causing turmoil at home. It's happening in the Christian world, too, with young adults turning to evangelism. But no where does the issue seem...

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Editorial: Printing of Anti-Semitic Article Not a Matter of Free Speech

January 9, 2004

Source: Vancouver Sun

http://www.canada.com/vancouver/vancouversun/editorials/story.asp?id=CAF39B62-8B14-4B0D-90EB-E31A382B7FE6

On January 9, 2004 the Vancouver Sun ran an editorial condemning an anti-Semitic article published by a Muslim newspaper. The editorial board wrote, "The article, which comes from the Web site of Edgar Steele, blames Jews for everything from starting the Second World War to the attack on the...

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