Judaism

Muslims and Jews Learning from Each Other in Rochester, NY

July 2, 2003

Source: Democrat and Chronicle

http://www.rochesterdandc.com/news/IM12VBM_jews02_news.shtml

On July 2, 2003 the Democrat and Chronicle reported that "the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, drove divisions between Jews and Muslims in many cities, but in Rochester [NY], the dialogue between these two communities is growing deeper and deeper... In fact, because of a series of public programs seeking greater understanding, the Commission on Jewish/Muslim...

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High School Students Participate in Interfaith Training Program

July 2, 2003

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/press02/PR070203.html

On July 2, 2003 the Religion News Service reported that "fifty Christian, Muslim, and Jewish high school students from the Middle East, South Africa, Northern Ireland and the United States committed to building understanding between peoples of different faiths are spending two weeks together in a groundbreaking leadership-training program... The students, ages 16-18, are participants in the...

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The Yuba-Sutter Abrahamic Interfaith Dialogue Program

June 29, 2003

Source: Appeal-Democrat

On June 29, 2003 the Appeal-Democrat reported that Ali "Jensen, of Santa Cruz [CA], converted to Islam about 26 years ago after exploring transcendental meditation and Zen Buddhism, he said. According to Islamic teachings, he prays five times a day and fasts for an entire month, among other things... Jensen was speaking at the second Yuba-Sutter Abrahamic Interfaith Dialogue Program, a group involving Christian, Jewish and Muslim members... Coordinators stressed mutual understanding and peace as goals for the dialogue. They also...

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Editorial: Poverty in the Jewish Community

June 29, 2003

Source: Sightings

http://marty-center.uchicago.edu/webforum

On June 29, 2003 Sightings printed an editorial by Martin E. Marty stating that "the June 20 edition of Forward, the Jewish weekly, devotes much space to the United Jewish Appeal Federation (UJAF) population survey of New York. Space is short, so I'll skip most statistics. Broadly, what did Forward find?... in the city, Reform and Conservative Judaism is declining as Orthodoxy...

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'Hebrew National' Umbrellas Subject of Lawsuit in Maine

June 29, 2003

Source: The Boston Globe

On June 29, 2003 The Boston Globe reported that restaurant owner "Brian Bartley is suing the town of Kennebunk, Maine, over a ban on the Hebrew National umbrellas he has used at his restaurant... Bartley alleges that the town's code enforcement officer, Paul Demers, targeted his restaurant's dozen Hebrew National umbrellas, citing them as violations of a sign ordinance while ignoring others that touted the names of Budwiser and Poland Spring. Demers, the lawsuit alleges, said the Hebrew National umbrellas were 'personally offensive...

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Interfaith Group Supports Muslims in Building a Mosque

June 24, 2003

Source: Marshfield News Herald

http://www.wisinfo.com/newsherald/mnhlocal/278100915729824.shtml

On June 24, 2003 Marshfield News Herald reported that "members of the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths who have joined together to advocate for tolerance of different cultures, races and religions say they are backing an effort by Muslims in Marshfield to build a mosque to serve north central Wisconsin... Members of Marshfield Social Justice, which was formed...

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Update: Supreme Court Upholds ERUV Ruling

June 24, 2003

Source: North Jersey Media Group

http://www.northjersey.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjcxN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXkyJmZnYmVsN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXk2Mzk0OTUw

On June 24, 2003 the North Jersey Media Group reported that "the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected Tenafly's appeal of a decision allowing an eruv - an Orthodox Jewish religious boundary - that uses utility poles... The refusal to review a lower-court decision means that the borough...

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Interfaith Discussion of Abrahamic Faiths

June 21, 2003

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/living/6152367.htm

On June 21, 2003 The Kansas City Star reported that "not long after 9/11, evangelist Franklin Graham stated publicly that in his opinion Muslims worship a god different from the one worshipped by Christians or Jews. The national debate set off by those remarks continues today... This discussion is limited to these faiths because each believes there is only one God, and all...

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Polling Data Shows Religion Not a Major Factor in Upcoming Presidential Elections

June 21, 2003

Source: Los Angeles Times

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On June 21, 2003 the Los Angeles Times reported that "the religion of neither Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (D-Conn.), an observant Jew, nor President Bush, a born-again Protestant, will have much effect on voters in the 2004 election, according to a nationwide poll by Quinnipiac University in Connecticut... Most respondents, 85%, said Lieberman's religion would make no difference in voting decisions...

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Update: Robert Goldstein Sentenced

June 20, 2003

Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/florida/sfl-cterror20jun20,0,7174780.story?coll=sfla-news-florida

On June 20, 2003 the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported that a "Pinellas County podiatrist who amassed weapons and a list of 50 Islamic centers throughout Florida was sentenced on Thursday to 12 1/2 years for plotting to bomb a mosque in retaliation for the Sept. 11 attacks and...

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Interfaith "Abrahamic Dialogues" Occur across the Nation

June 19, 2003

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/0619/p17s01-lire.html

On June 19, 2003 The Christian Science Monitor reported that "since Sept. 11, most Americans have become starkly aware of the great gaps in understanding and heightened tensions among Muslims, Christians, and Jews at home and abroad. Recognizing the need to build bridges and to strengthen moderate voices, many are experimenting with new forms of what some call 'Abrahamic...

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