Judaism

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

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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 leaders in the Venice area said that non-Christian involvement 'compromises the Christian integrity'...

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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

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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-Illinois, Inc., took him around the world and expanded his awareness of different cultures and religions...

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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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Change Among Orthodox Women Discussed at Jewish Feminist Conference

February 20, 2004

Source: United Jewish Communities

http://www.uja.org/content_display.html?ArticleID=102913

On February 20, 2004 United Jewish Communities reported on the incremental change taking place in Orthodox religious settings to gradually provide more of a voice for women. "Those changes -- and frustration with the often-slow pace of the shifts -- were discussed this week at the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance conference, held Sunday and Monday at the Hyatt Hotel over...

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NY Interfaith Concert Celebrates a Diversity of Voices

February 19, 2004

Source: The Poughkeepsie Journal

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/thursday/lifeentertainment/stories/li021904s2.shtml

On February 19, 2004 The Poughkeepsie Journal reported, "Last year, at the first Salaam-Shalom: Family Culture Fest, members of Vassar Temple and Masjiid al-Noor celebrated and shared their cultural and religious heritage through music, dance, food, storytelling, henna art and face painting. This year, on Saturday...

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Muslim Leader Calls for Jihad Against Israel

February 19, 2004

Source: The Age

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/02/18/1077072711147.html?from=storyrhs

On February 19, 2004 The Age reported, "Australia's most senior Muslim called for a jihad against Israel in a sermon while visiting Lebanon last week, an Arabic-language newspaper has reported. Sheik Taj al-Din al-Hilali, Grand Mufti of Australia and imam of Sydney's Lakemba Mosque, also visited the leader of Hezbollah - banned in Australia as a...

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Gibson's Film Creates Communities on Dialogue

February 19, 2004

Source: US Newswire

http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=150-02192004

On February 19, 2004 US Newswire reported, "Representatives of the Jewish community and several Christian denominations in the Greater Washington Area have created a dialogue guide to Mel Gibson's new film 'The Passion of the Christ.' The guide, offering a constructive approach for Christians and Jews in discussing the film, will be sent to hundreds of clergy in area...

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International Conference on Anti-Semitism to be Held in Rome

February 18, 2004

Source: Anti-Defamation League

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/ASInt_13/4452_13.htm

On February 18, 2004 the Anti-Defamation League issued a press release that reported, "In response to the continuing surge in anti-Semitism in Europe and around the world, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) will convene an international conference on global anti-Semitism to be held in Rome. The conference was announced today by Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, after he emerged from a...

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Fans Chant Anti-Semitic Remarks at Private School Ball Game

February 16, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/02/07/nyregion/07bias.html?ex=1077080400&en=3df960ebb2be46d7&ei=5070

On February 16, 2004 The New York Times reported, "Basketball fans from the Trinity School, one of New York City’s elite private schools, chanted anti-Semitic slurs at a player from the rival Dalton School at a recent game, taunting him with references to gefilte fish, yarmulkes and other Jewish...

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Editorial: Europeans and Americans Divided Over Religious Freedom

February 15, 2004

Source: The First Amendment Center

http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/commentary.aspx?id=12671

On February 15, 2004 The First Amendment Center published an editorial by Charles Haynes responding to the French ban on religious symbols in the public schools. "The head-scarf issue crystallizes the European-American divide (Belgium recently followed the French lead and moved to ban head scarves in schools; Germans are debating the issue). Most Europeans I...

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