Judaism

Update: Jewish Groups Opposed to Pipes Nomination

July 31, 2003

Source: Mpac News

http://www.mpac.org/home_article_display.aspx?ITEM=590

On July 31, 2003 the Muslim Public Affairs Council reported that "a broad coalition of Jewish peace groups today called upon President Bush to withdraw his controversial nomination of Daniel Pipes to the Board of Directors of the United States Institute of Peace... The Jewish peace groups also lauded the decision of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee last week to table a...

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Update: Ventura, CA Landmark Cross Up for Debate

July 28, 2003

Source: Ventura County Star

http://www.insidevc.com/vcs/ve/article/0,1375,VCS_251_2140684,00.html

On July 28, 2003 the Ventura County Star reported that "in 1939, [Stan] Kohls' parents, Herbert and Judith, were among the last Jews to escape Nazi Germany's death camps... The narrow escape left Kohls with a deep sympathy and passion for helping those wronged by society, he said... He got involved early with the civil rights movement... Kohls received...

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Inter-Faith Ministries in Wichita, Kansas

July 25, 2003

Source: Tolerance.org

http://www.tolerance.org/news/article_tol.jsp?id=816

On July 25, 2003 Tolerance.org reported that "in Wichita, Kansas, one group combines diversity, faith and community service to make the world around them a better, more accepting place... For more than a century, Inter-Faith Ministries has brought together people of all faiths to build inter-religious understanding and promote justice. Currently, membership represents the widest range of faith...

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The Jewish Community Relations Council in Arizona

July 25, 2003

Source: Tolerance.org

http://www.tolerance.org/news/article_tol.jsp?id=810

On July 25, 2003 Tolerance.org reported that "the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) in Tucson, Ariz., was formed in 1966 as the social action arm of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona... Today, one of the group's major thrusts is helping others use the Holocaust as a tool to teach about hate and prejudice... In February, the group drew 200 area teachers for its in-service program...

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Muslim and Jewish Groups Seek Understanding and Dialogue

July 25, 2003

Source: Forward

http://www.forward.com/issues/2003/03.07.25/news14a.html

On July 25, 2003 Forward reported: "In an effort to improve relations between Muslims and Jews, Canada's Pakistani community has created a journalism scholarship in memory of Daniel Pearl, the Jewish reporter for The Wall Street Journal who was murdered by Muslim extremists in Pakistan last year. It is the latest in a series of moves by Muslim and Jewish groups intended to improve...

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Update: American Jewish Committee Urges Approval of Daniel Pipes

July 23, 2003

Source: The American Jewish Committee

http://www.ajc.org/InTheMedia/PressReleases.asp?did=878

On July 23, 2003 The American Jewish Committee reported that "the American Jewish Committee (AJC) today urged a Senate committee to approve without further delay the nomination of Dr. Daniel Pipes to the Board of Directors of the U.S. Institute of Peace... 'Rejecting this nomination would have a chilling effect on the important political discourse about the threat of...

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The Center for Cultural Judaism Opens

July 22, 2003

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/press02/PR072303.html

On July 22, 2003 Religion News Service reported that "A new educational and cultural center has opened in New York to meet the needs of the large population of cultural, non-religious Jews identified in the recent findings of the American Jewish Identity Survey (AJIS 2001) -- the only comprehensive data about this population currently available -- conducted by the Graduate Center of the City...

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Community Outreach Liaison for New Jersey

July 21, 2003

Source: The Times

http://www.nj.com/news/times/index.ssf?/base/news-0/1058774724267540.xml

On July 21, 2003 The Times reported that "a new face has joined a panel engaged in increasing cultural awareness. Sitting next to representatives from the U.S. Justice Department, Anti-Defamation League, state police and the state's bias crime unit is a mother of six from Middlesex County... This woman with brown eyes and hair covered by a scarf serves as a...

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Delaware's Blue Laws and its Impact on Jews and Muslims

July 20, 2003

Source: The News Journal

http://www.delawareonline.com/newsjournal/local/2003/07/20bluelawsaburden.html

On July 20, 2003 The News Journal reported that "the nation's blue laws have long required people of non-Christian faiths to adjust their lives to accommodate Sunday observances and laws... This year, the General Assembly discussed moving Delaware's primary from Saturday to Tuesday to avoid disenfranchising Jewish voters wishing to keep the...

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ADL Remembers Anniversary of Argentinian Jewish Center Bombing

July 18, 2003

Source: Anti-Defamation League

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/TerrorismIntl_93/4283_93.htm

On July 18, 2003 Anti-Defamation League released a statement on its commemoration of the "ninth anniversary of the Jewish community center bombing in Buenos Aires, Argentina, which killed 86 people and wounded hundreds...On July 18, 1994, 86 people were killed and hundreds more injured in an explosion which destroyed a seven-story building housing the Argentine Jewish Mutual...

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Iranian Jewish community in Los Angeles and Their Role in Student Protests in Iran

July 18, 2003

Source: Jewish Journal

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=9692818dc9b706fc1ce59502ed17829d

On July 18, 2003 the Jewish Journal reported that "as student protests against the Iranian regime swept the streets of Tehran and other cities in the country, the large Iranian Jewish community in Los Angeles followed developments with fervent interest, while keeping a low public profile... Actively cheering on the...

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Week Long Program in Vermont to Focus on Islam and Judaism

July 14, 2003

Source: Brattleboro Reformer

http://www.reformer.com/

On July 14, 2003 the Brattleboro Reformer reported that "the attention to Islam that has crystallized in the United States in the last several years has also brought religion into sharper focus for Muslim Americans, sometimes overshadowing other facets of their identity, according to several local [VT] residents... Speaking to about a dozen people gathered at the School for International Training on Friday night, five residents contemplated...

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