Judaism

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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ADL Condemns Southern Baptist Leader for Comparison of Judaism to " Deadly Tumor"

June 19, 2003

Source: The Anti-Defamation League

http://www.adl.org/presrele/ChJew_31/4272_31.asp

On June 19, 2003 The Anti-Defamation League reported that "The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today condemned as 'outrageous and offensive' the remarks of a Southern Baptist leader who, in calling for renewed attempts to proselytize Jews, compared Judaism to a potentially 'deadly tumor...' In a speech June 16 to the Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship, a gathering of Messianic Jews, Al...

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Stanford Baccalaureate Celebration Acknowledges Diverse Religious Traditions

June 18, 2003

Source: Stanford Report

http://news-service.stanford.edu/news/2003/june18/bac-618.html

On June 18, 2003 the Stanford Report reported that "Sumir Meghani, a graduating senior in economics, read... lines of Hindu scripture Saturday morning in the Quad at the beginning of the 2003 [Stanford] Baccalaureate Celebration... The event, which also included readings, prayers and music from the Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, Christian and Shinto traditions, took place on an...

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Interfaith Activity in Dutchess County, NY

June 15, 2003

Source: Poughkeepsie Journal

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/sunday/localnews/stories/lo061503s12_p.shtml

On June 15, 2003 the Poughkeepsie Journal reported that "Dutchess County [NY] truly is a melting pot of religious faiths -- and religious tolerance... 'In many ways the county is very diverse and it breeds tolerance,' said Michael Tori, a religion professor at Marist College... The county may be nearly three-fourths Roman Catholic, but...

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Anti-Semitism Persists in France

June 11, 2003

Source: JewishPress.com

http://www.thejewishpress.com/news_article.asp?article=2486

On June 11, 2003 JewishPress.com ran an article on anit-Semitism in France, stating, "there are roughly 5 million Muslims and 650,000 Jews in France, the largest number for both communities in Europe. Most of the attacks on Jews occur in Paris suburbs and other neighborhoods where Jews and Muslims live in close proximity...The outbreak of the Palestinian intifada in September...

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Controversy Over Proposed Ban on Halal and Kosher Butchery

June 11, 2003

Source: Daily Telegraph (U.K.)

http://www.dailytelegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml;$sessionid$AAORE0LOQAYUPQFIQMFCFFWAVCBQYIV0?xml=/news/2003/06/11/nmeat11.xml

On June 11, 2003 the Daily Telegraph (U.K.) reported that "Muslim and Jewish methods of slaughter, involving slitting animals' throats and letting them bleed to death, should be banned immediately, Government advisers said yesterday. The Farm...

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NY High School Students Discuss Religious Differences

June 3, 2003

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/mynews/ny-puloutt3311684jun03,0,5448525.story

On June 3, 2003 Newsday reported that "eleventh-graders Adam Faroqui, a Muslim, and Joseph Sadon, a Jew, aren't best friends despite their religious difference but because of it. The two actually became friends debating the Arab-Israeli conflict at Francis Lewis High School in Fresh Meadows [NY]... These students have a unique perspective on these issues; they are among...

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Editorial: Between Hope and Despair

June 2, 2003

Source: The Charlotte Observer

http://www.charlotte.com/mld/observer/news/5994249.htm

On June 2, 2003 The Charlotte Observer printed an editorial by Akbar S. Ahmed stating that "if you appear in the U.S. media with a Muslim name like mine, you live suspended between hope and despair, compassion and anger, acceptance and prejudice, inclusion and exclusion... You are blindly associated with the actions of Muslims all over the world, and your religion itself appears to...

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Update: Interfaith Habitat for Humanity Project

May 31, 2003

Source: The Toledo Blade

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20030531/NEWS10/105310143

On May 31, 2003 The Toledo Blade reported that "one of the most vivid images to emerge from a MultiFaith Habitat for Humanity project to be dedicated tomorrow was that of an Orthodox Jewish woman and a Muslim woman wearing a head scarf carrying a board together as they cleaned the construction site... Nobody snapped a photograph of the...

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Editorial: Lieberman's Presidential Run

May 27, 2003

Source: Fortune

http://www.fortune.com/fortune/thisjustin/0,15704,454261,00.html

On May 27, 2003 Fortune printed an editorial by Jeffrey H. Birnbaum stating that "Joe Lieberman should be the hands-down front-runner for President among Democrats. He came within a chad's width of being elected Vice President and is better known than any of his eight rivals. But polls show that the Connecticut Senator is behind in such key states as Iowa and New Hampshire, and...

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