Judaism

Effects of Fighting in the Middle East Felt in the U.S.

October 10, 2000

Source: The Boston Globe

On October 10, 2000, The Boston Globe published an article entitled, "On Yom Kippur, A Local Vigil for Israelis; Jews in Cambridge Mourn for Victims, Make Plea for Peace." It reported that "More than 500 members of the Jewish communities of Harvard University and Cambridge shivered through an afternoon vigil in Harvard Yard. They read psalms and sang O'seh Shalom Bim'romav - 'Maker of Peace on High' - in a communal prayer for peace in the Middle East, just as war seemed about to ravage Israel and Palestine once again. The...

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New Mascot to be More Inclusive

October 10, 2000

Source: Los Angeles Times

On October 10, 2000, the Los Angeles Times reported that "the quest for a politically correct Christian mascot for Wheaton College has ended. The former Crusaders are now...the Thunder. The decision concludes two years of soul-searching and debate at the conservative Illinois college, whose alumni include evangelist Billy Graham. A few months ago, Wheaton's president sacked the Crusader emblem, saying it was too barbaric for modern times and offensive to Muslims and Jews. A committee was appointed to find a 'gender-neutral,' '...

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Effects of Fighting in the Middle East Felt in the U.S.

October 9, 2000

Source: Los Angeles Times

On October 9, 2000, The Los Angeles Times reported that "The ghosts of past wars and the threat of a new one weighed heavily on Israelis on Sunday as the nation began its observance of Yom Kippur, Judaism's holiest day, a day of fasting and 'affliction of the soul.' Preparing their sermons before the holiday began at sundown, some rabbis said that events had unfolded so rapidly in the past 11 days that they had been hard pressed to keep up with the changes in their congregants' moods. Some rabbis who had planned to concentrate...

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Jews and Muslims Pray Peace in the Middle East

October 9, 2000

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

On October 9, 2000, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported on the prayers of the Jewish and Muslim communities of St. Louis for peace in the Middle East. In the wake of Ariel Sharon's visit to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, 84 people have been killed in renewed violence between the Israelis and the Palestinians. "On Friday, the Muslim Sabbath, congregations at mosques on Weidman Road in St. Louis County and West Pine Boulevard in the city said special prayers for those killed in the latest spasm of rage in the Holy Land...

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Ex-Nun Explains Religious Differences

October 9, 2000

Source: Los Angeles Times

On October 9, 2000, the Los Angeles Times reported on Karen Armstrong. It explained that, "for years she was tagged the 'runaway nun,' the rebellious ex-Catholic with outspoken opinions about religion--comparing, for example, Pope John Paul II to a Muslim fundamentalist. Now, with her 12th book, "Islam, a Short History" (Modern Library), Karen Armstrong has changed her image. She can still be sharp-tongued, inclined to draw conclusions that get a rise out of critics. But something closer to reconciliation, rather than anger, is...

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Jewish Youths Organize Commemoration of Victims of Gun Violence

October 7, 2000

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

On October 7, 2000, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that "during the Jewish High Holidays, members of the youth committee of Congregation Temple Israel in Creve Coeur are collecting hundreds of pairs of shoes - one pair for each Missourian who was killed by gun violence this year. The youths will focus on children killed...The youth committee will display the "silent march" shoe exhibit as part of an Interfaith Forum for Sensible Gun Laws at the temple on Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m."

Effects of Fighting in the Middle East Felt in the U.S.

October 7, 2000

Source: Los Angeles Times

On October 7, 2000, the Los Angeles Times reported that "the latest crisis in the Middle East that has flared into bloody confrontations between Israelis and Palestinians is putting already troubled efforts in Southern California to promote dialogue between Muslims and Jews to a severe test. The Muslim-Jewish Dialogue group, set in place in July 1999, and its newly formed crisis management committee were designed to give the two communities a forum for talking over differences on issues before issuing public statements. But as...

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Rabbi's Beliefs Violated

October 7, 2000

Source: Los Angeles Times

On October 7, 2000, the Los Angeles Times reported that "one Saturday, police interrupted a home prayer service and requested that the homeowner sign a citation acknowledging that he was operating a house of worship in a residential zone. The owner refused to sign then but offered to sign later. The officer denied his request, handcuffed the man and drove him in a police car to jail. What did it mean? The man receiving the citation was Orthodox Rabbi Moshe Omer of the Las Vegas Kabbalah Center. As an observant Jew, he was not...

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Effects of Fighting in the Middle East Felt in the U.S.

October 7, 2000

Source: The Plain Dealer

On October 7, 2000, The Plain Dealer (Cleveland) reported that "about 700 Arab-American demonstrators marched from the Federal Building to Public Square yesterday afternoon, chanting 'Stop the killing, stop the crime, our children are dying in Palestine.' As nine more Palestinians were killed by Israeli gunfire yesterday and a 10th died of previous injuries, the political positions of the Barak-Sharon coalition appeared intractable. And so did the feelings of the Muslim and Christian Arab communities in Cleveland. 'We're here to...

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Interfaith Families Create New Traditions

October 6, 2000

Source: The Boston Herald

On October 6, 2000, The Boston Herald published an article entitled, "Guiding Light: Interfaith Families Share Ancient Traditions - and Create New Ones."

Effects of Fighting in the Middle East Felt in the U.S.

October 6, 2000

Source: The Buffalo News

On October 6, 2000, The Buffalo News reported that in an event "described as the first such meeting in recent memory, local Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders came together under one roof Thursday to denounce the violence that has erupted in Jerusalem and has threatened hopes of reviving the Middle East peace process. The local leaders signed a statement pleading for President Clinton to redouble his efforts to bring the parties back to the negotiating table so this conflict can be settled with conversation and not...

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Effects of Fighting in the Middle East Felt in the U.S.

October 5, 2000

Source: The New York Times

On October 5, 2000, The New York Times published an article entitled, "New Hostility in Mideast Echoes in a Brooklyn Neighborhood." It reported that "along Eighth Avenue in Brooklyn's Sunset Park, Hasidic Jews and Palestinian Muslims cross paths at every corner. Women with unmistakable Yiddish accents shop in Islamic markets, alongside Arabic women in head scarves. In the evenings, Jewish fathers pass Muslim fathers clutching the Koran, each on the way to pray to God or to Allah. A few return home to the same blocks. In Sunset...

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