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A Jewish movement against ICE takes off by deploying its most famous mantra - Religion News Service

August 23, 2019
(RNS) — It started with a call on Facebook to demonstrate against the country’s increasingly hostile immigration policies. Earlier this summer, Serena Adlerstein, a 25-year-old Jewish volunteer for a nonprofit that promotes immigrant rights, asked her Facebook friends: “What if young Jews occupied ICE detention centers and shut them down?” Source: A Jewish movement against ICE takes off by deploying its most famous mantra - Religion News Service

Six Faiths: A rainbow of religions span spiritual spectrum

August 23, 2019

Tallahassee is much like other mid-size cities in the American South — it takes its religion seriously. Just under 50% of Tallahasseeans consider themselves religious and practice their faiths.

And in our city, there are many faiths to choose from. From established Christian traditions, including Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox and Evangelical practices to Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Bah’i and Judaism, there is a worship service available.

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Spotlight House of Worship: Tepperman named Human Rights Hero - Montclair Local News

July 22, 2019
By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.news The “Houses of Worship” series spotlights local religious organizations. General information about the synagogue is below. If you have religion news you think we should spotlight, please email religion@montclairlocal.news and culture@montclairlocal.news. Montclair rabbis are winning awards for their intellect and social justice efforts.  Rabbi David Greenstein of Congregation Shomrei Emunah,…

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Reaching out for Ramadan

May 6, 2019
Metro area Muslims hope to share the traditions surrounding Ramadan through a series of community events planned for the coming weeks. Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting, will begin for many Muslims at sunset on Sunday and end at sunset June 3, followed by the annual end-of-Ramadan Eid ul-Fitr festival on June 4. The Council on American-Islamic Relations-Oklahoma (CAIR-OK), Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City and the Dialogue Institute of Oklahoma City have partnered with several community or

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Anti-Semitic attacks spike, killing most Jews in decades

May 6, 2019
Israeli researchers reported Wednesday that violent attacks against Jews spiked significantly last year, with the largest reported number of Jews killed in anti-Semitic acts in decades, leading to an “increasing sense of emergency” among Jewish communities worldwide.Capped by the deadly shooting that killed 11 worshippers at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue on Oct. 27, assaults targeting Jews rose 13% in 2018, according to Tel Aviv University researchers. They recorded nearly 400 cases worldwide, with

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