Judaism

Sen. Lieberman, Jews, Celebrate Rosh Hashanah

September 28, 2000

Source: USA TODAY

On September 28, 2000, USA TODAY reported that while "he's in the tightest race for the White House since 1980...when the sun sets Friday, Joe Lieberman will be nowhere near the campaign trail. Instead, the nation's first Jewish vice-presidential candidate will be in a synagogue in New Haven, Conn., wrapped in a prayer shawl and deep in reflection for the start of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year of 5761. It is probably the most publicized Jewish observance since 1965, when star Los Angeles Dodger pitcher Sandy Koufax refused to pitch a...

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Religious Discrimination in the Workplace

September 25, 2000

Source: The Buffalo News

On September 25, 2000, The Buffalo News reported that "the upcoming 10-day Jewish holiday period, which starts with Rosh Hashanah and culminates with Yom Kippur, can act as a barometer of workplace religious tolerance, according to Marlene Glickman, retired executive director of the Western New York chapter of the American Jewish Committee. Glickman said the yearly fall observances, and Passover, which occurs in the spring, often pit the dominant Christian calendar against the Jewish calendar. 'In most places of work, you'd never...

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Rosh Hashana Celebrated Throughout the Country

September 24, 2000

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

On September 24, 2000, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that "near sundown Friday, many of the region's 62,000 Jews will observe the beginning of the Jewish New Year 5761. The evening service begins 10 days of prayer, repentance and family gatherings for the observant. Jewish holidays always begin on the eve of any holy day. Sept. 30 is Rosh Hashana, the first day of the New Year. Morning service that day begins with a series of prayers, the first letters of which spell: "Tear up Satan" in Hebrew. Then, the shofar - the...

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Rosh Hashana Celebrated Throughout the Country

September 23, 2000

Source: The Atlanta Journal and Constitution

On September 23, 2000, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution reported that "Judy Marx was raised in a strongly identified Reform Jewish home and has a full-time job working in a Jewish organization. But she's not a member of a congregation. 'There isn't a synagogue in town that meets my needs,' said Marx, 38, who is assistant area director of the American Jewish Committee. Yet Marx wouldn't miss worship for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, the upcoming High Holidays of the Jewish calendar. She'll be attending Atlanta...

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Jewish Population on the Decline in America

September 23, 2000

Source: The Houston Chronicle

On September 23, 2000, The Houston Chronicle reported that "if present trends continue, by the year 2080 North America's Jewish population will drop by a third, to 4 million, according to projections in the new American Jewish Year Book...The article says that outside Israel there has been 'unprecedented erosion' in the Jewish family due to lower birth rates and such factors as delayed marriages, couples cohabiting out of wedlock and rising divorce. The annual, published by the American Jewish Committee, reports there are...

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Rosh Hashana Celebrated Throughout the Country

September 23, 2000

Source: The Kansas City Star

On September 23, 2000, The Kansas City Star reported on the Outreach to the Unaffiliated program. The program, facilitated by the Council of Presidents of area Jewish congregations and facilitated by the Jewish Community Information and Referral Project of the Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City, connects people with complimentary memberships for one year at area congregations. "Michelle Lawner, who coordinates the outreach program, said an increased number of people have been contacting her in recent weeks before the High...

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More People Keeping Kosher

September 22, 2000

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

On September 22, 2000, the Chicago Sun-Times reported that "adherence to kosher dietary laws, thought by some to be dying out in America 50 years ago, appears stronger than ever. In recent years, the ritual is being followed not only among Orthodox Jews, but across Judaism's other branches. Kosher popularity...has been cresting in recent years, according to author Samuel Freedman, who notes the return to religious traditions in his book Jew vs. Jew: The Struggle for the Soul of American Jewry (Simon...

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Companies Faced with Resolutions from Religious Orders

September 11, 2000

Source: Star Tribune

On September 11, 2000, the Star Tribune reported that this year "General Electric, Wal-Mart, Merck Pharmaceuticals, Exxon-Mobil and many other corporations were confronted with shareholder resolutions offered by religious orders...Diane Bratcher, a spokeswoman with the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, which coordinates many such resolutions, said her organization has grown to 275 member groups with $110 billion of investments. They represent Catholic, Protestant and Jewish denominations, though some city and union pension...

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Jews and Blacks March Together in St. Louis

September 10, 2000

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

On September 10, 2000, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch published the article, "Jews and Blacks Relish Togetherness in Parade at Opening of City Temple; Emotional Rabbi, Leader of NAACP Say the Two Groups Must Stay United." It reported that in a "show of unity, hundreds of Jews and dozens of blacks on Saturday paraded behind Torah scrolls down Kingshighway to Sukkat Shalom, or Shelter of Peace -- the first synagogue to move into St. Louis in more than 70 years...'It's an analogy of the wandering Jew coming home,' said temple...

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Vatican Releases Statement on Other Religions

September 9, 2000

Source: The Times-Picayune

On September 9, 2000 The Times-Picayune reported that "several Protestant and ecumenical leaders around Louisiana said Friday they aren't very disturbed by this week's Vatican declaration that only the Roman Catholic church contains the fullness of Jesus Christ's teaching and work of salvation. 'My first reaction is that this is barely a ripple in the ecumenical stream,' said the Rev. C. Dana Krutz, an Episcopal priest who heads the Louisiana Interchurch Conference, a statewide ecumenical council of more than a dozen Christian...

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Vatican Releases Statement on Other Religions

September 9, 2000

Source: Los Angeles Times

On September 9, 2000, the Los Angeles Times reported that "Cardinal Roger M. Mahony sought Friday to reassure non-Catholic Christians and those of other faiths that the Roman Catholic Church remains committed to interfaith dialogue despite a strongly worded Vatican statement critical of other churches and religions...The Vatican statement, 'Dominus Iesus'--Lord Jesus--said this week that followers of non-Christian faiths have 'gravely deficient' chances for salvation. It also said that other Christian churches have 'defects' but...

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Jewish Leaders Make Statement on Christianity

September 8, 2000

Source: The Baltimore Sun

On September 8, 2000, The Baltimore Sun reported that a "group of Jewish religious leaders is about to release a provocative statement that challenges widely held views within the Jewish community about God, the Bible and the relationship between Christianity and Nazism...The statement, which is being released by the Baltimore-based Institute for Christian and Jewish Studies," was published on September 10th, in the local Baltimore paper and in the New York Times. "Titled 'Dabru Emet' (Hebrew for 'Seek the Truth'), the statement...

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