Judaism

Homecoming Conflict With Jewish Holiday May Be Indicative of Problem at a TX High School

September 5, 2003

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/religion/stories/090603dnmethomecoming.57934.html

On September 5, 2003 The Dallas Morning News reported that "school administrators...moved the date of Carroll Senior High School's homecoming football game because a parent complained that it was set during...Rosh Hashana, the Jewish new year. Carroll school board President Robin Snyder said Friday that Superintendent Gary Mathews made the...

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Update: Bush Makes Recess Appointment of Pipes

August 25, 2003

Source: Anti-Defamation League (ADL)

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/Mise_00/4342_00.htm

On August 25, 2003 the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) issued a statement commending President Bush's appointment of controversial Mideast scholar Daniel Pipes to the U.S. Institute of Peace. The statement said, "We commend you for appointing Daniel Pipes to the board of the United States Institute of Peace. As a world renowned expert on the Middle East and extremist Islam, Dr. Pipes...

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Minnesota International Center Leads Workshops on Abrahamic Traditions

August 21, 2003

Source: Pioneer Press

http://www.twincities.com/mld/pioneerpress/news/local/6580090.htm

On August 21, 2003 the Pioneer Press reported, "After offering a series of programs to meet that need in recent years, [the Minnesota International Center] today is bringing together 'three great world religions' to help the public learn more about Christianity, Islam and Judaism and teach area teachers how to lead classroom discussions on religion. The center, based...

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Interfaith Community to Participate in World Religion Activities

August 21, 2003

Source: Argus

On August 21, 2003 the Argus reported that "some pray to God, others to Allah. Still others worship the Brahman, the Great Spirit or the Great Truth... The names for the 'divine' vary from Christianity to Buddhism and understanding the differences and similarities among world religions can enhance the faith of all religious seekers... That's the philosophy behind a 'World Peace Village' sponsored by the Menlo Park-based Child and Family Institute and Fremont's St. James Episcopal Church today... The community is invited to participate in...

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Hasidic Jew Claims Bracelet is Violation of Sabbath

August 19, 2003

Source: New York Post

http://www.nypost.com/news/regionalnews/3560.htm

On August 19, 2003 New York Post reported that "an alleged fraudster charged in a $170 million corporate rip-off raised a holy stink when the feds demanded that the Hasidic Jew be put on an electronic bracelet - claiming the monitoring goes against his religion...An attorney for the orthodox Jew said the bracelet would create problems for Jacobowitz every Sabbath because it is connected remotely to a...

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Editorial: Religious Differences and Law Enforcement

August 19, 2003

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/editorial/6563587.htm

On August 19, 2003 the Philadelphia Inquirer printed an editorial stating that "around the United States increasing numbers of employers - including law enforcers - have concluded there is no good reason for denying religious expression on-the-job, such as female Muslim workers wearing the head covering some consider intrinsic to their faith... In Chicago's Cook County...

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Mapping the Future of Interfaith Dialogue

August 16, 2003

Source: The Wichita Eagle

http://www.kansas.com/mld/eagle/living/6543458.htm

On August 16, 2003 The Wichita Eagle reported that "informational dialogue has helped situations in which Christian and Islamic leaders differ sharply in opinions, said [Jane Smith, professor of Islamic Studies at the Hartford Seminary in Connecticut]. But confrontational conversations can't build inter-faith relationships... 'I don't know that type of conversation gets us very far,' she said. '...

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Interfaith Gatherings in Memphis, Tennessee

August 16, 2003

Source: Go Memphis

http://www.gomemphis.com/mca/faith_values/article/0,1426,MCA_4076_2184829,00.html

On August 16, 2003 Go Memphis reported that "they started talking a few weeks after Sept. 11, 2001... Memphis Christians and Jews. Memphis Muslims and Hindus. Memphis Buddhists and Baha'is... Their first gathering was on neutral ground, a local public high school. Hundreds of people came from many religious traditions. They talked about what...

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Jewish Women Organization Establish Agenda for Next Year

August 15, 2003

Source: Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/religion/stories/081603dnrelconnect.8c9be.html

On August 15, 2003 the Dallas Morning News reported that "the opinions of 30 Dallas-area Jewish women will help a New York-based national organization set its priorities for the next decade... Ma'yan ('wellspring' in Hebrew), headquartered in the Manhattan Jewish Community Center, was founded 10 years ago "as a catalyst for change in the Jewish...

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Thich Nhat Hanh to Speak in Chicago

August 15, 2003

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/archives

On August 15, 2003 the Chicago Tribune reported that "Thich Nhat Hanh, a renowned Buddhist monk and prolific author... will bring his cross-cultural message to Chicago on Aug. 22, in a public talk titled 'Building a Century of Peace.' About 3,500 of the 5,000 tickets for the speech at Loyola University's Joseph Gentile Center have been sold, many of them to students and other young people, said Laurie Lawlor, an...

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Faiths Team Up for Emergency Preparedness

August 14, 2003

Source: Catholic News Service

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/20030814.htm

On August 14, 2003 the Catholic News Service reported on a joint emergency preparation effort between members of the Abrahamic faiths (Christianity, Islam and Judaism): "Be it a hurricane or a terrorist act, disaster does not discriminate. Muslims died in the World Trade Center. People of every race and religion lost their houses during Hurricane Andrew. That is why...

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Interfaith Citizen Corps

August 14, 2003

Source: Catholic News Service

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/20030814.htm

On August 14, 2003 Catholic News Service reported that "Bruce Netter and Sofian Abdelaziz are working together. Netter, a Jew, is manager of disaster relief services for Catholic Charities of the Miami Archdiocese. Sofian, a Palestinian, is director and counselor of the Miami-based American Muslim Association of North America... Netter described Citizen Corps as 'a national...

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ADL Says Concerns About Gibson's "Passion" Have Caused Anti-Semitic Backlash

August 13, 2003

Source: Anti-Defamation League

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/ASUS_12/4334_12.htm

On August 13, 2003 the Anti-Defamation League released a statement saying that their public concern over Mel Gibson's upcoming movie, "The Passion," had caused a public wave of anti-semitism. The group's statement said, "Since going public with its concerns about the film, ADL has received a slew of e-mails and phone calls referencing 'The Passion' while making hateful slurs about Jews and Judaism...'...

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Passions Stir Regarding Mel Gibson's New Film

August 12, 2003

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/news/2003-08-12-gibson-film_x.htm

On August 12, 2003 USA Today reported that "devout Catholic Mel Gibson's movie-in-the-making on the final hours of Jesus' life won't be on screens until February, but an early version has ignited claims it incites anti-Semitism... A Jewish human rights organization in Los Angeles already has received dozens of hate calls and letters based on news reports on the film...

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