Judaism

Muslims Criticize Handling Of Israelis' Stay At D.C. Hotel

December 15, 2010

Author: Bahrampour

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/14/AR2010121407206.html

Muslim employees of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington said they felt discriminated against after being barred over the weekend from floors where an Israeli delegation was staying, a Muslim advocacy group said.

 

One hotel worker whose duties involve going to...

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Reviving a Ritual Of Tending to the Dead

December 12, 2010

Author: Paul Vitello

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/13/nyregion/13burial.html?ref=religionandbelief

The volunteers are taught to begin at the head, washing the face before proceeding to the neck and right shoulder. The right side is to be washed before the left side, the front before the back. There are prayers to say. Small talk is forbidden.

The Jewish protocol for tending to the dead...

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Rock Meant to Destroy Becomes Chabad Menorah’s Base

November 30, 2010

Author: Malina Saval

Source: Chabad Jewish News

http://www.chabad.org/news/article_cdo/aid/1370413/jewish/Vandals-Rock-to-Support-Menorah.htm

In the redemptive spirit of Chanukah, the eight-day Festival of Light that begins Wednesday night, members of the Chabad House Jewish Student Center at Indiana University Bloomington are responding to a recent act of vandalism with a collective message of freedom,...

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Uganda Rabbi Hopes to Be First Jew In Parliament

November 26, 2010

Author: Jennifer Lipman

Source: The Jewish Chronicle

http://www.thejc.com/news/world-news/41836/uganda-rabbi-hopes-be-first-jew-parliament

A Ugandan Jew who grew up under Idi Amin is aiming to become the first member of his community to be elected to the country's parliament.

When Ugandans go to the polls in February Rabbi Gershom Sizomu, 41, hopes to be chosen to represent the mostly Muslim area of...

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In Sliver Of Indonesia, Public Embrace Of Judaism

November 22, 2010

Author: Norimitsu Onishi

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/23/world/asia/23indo.html?ref=religion_and_belief

A new, 62-foot-tall menorah, possibly the world’s largest, rises from a mountain overlooking this Indonesian city, courtesy of the local government. Flags of Israel can be spotted on motorcycle taxi stands, one near a six-year-old synagogue that has received a face-lift, including a...

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ADL Honors Rana Singh Sodhi for His Work on Sikh Awareness

November 14, 2010

Author: Dr. Jaswant Singh Sachdev

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/adl-honors-rana-singh-sodhi-his-work-sikh-awareness

Anti-Defamation League (ADL), an organization of the Jewish people was founded 100 years ago in 1913 to secure justice and fair treatment to all. Over period of time it has become the nation's premier civil rights/human relations agency fighting anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry defending...

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Forging Friendships Between Muslims, Jews And Christians

November 11, 2010

Author: Dawn Baumgartner Vaughan

Source: The Herald Sun

http://www.heraldsun.com/view/full_story/10243262/article-Forging-friendships-between-Muslims--Jews-and-Christians?instance=homesixthleft

Rabbi John Friedman said that Judaism can be broken down into two basic camps. One builds high walls, the other opens doors. Friedman, senior rabbi at Judea Reform...

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German Gov, Jews Disagree Over Educational Funds

November 11, 2010

Author: Kirsten Grieshaber

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/11/AR2010111102176_pf.html

Germany's orthodox Jewish community is accusing the government of discrimination for not funding the orthodox Rabbinical Seminary in Berlin while providing money to the country's only other seminary, which is more liberal....

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First Woman Rabbi Since War Ordained In Germany

November 4, 2010

Author: Mary Lane

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/04/AR2010110401729.html

Germany's burgeoning Jewish community ordained its first female rabbi since the Holocaust on Thursday, a major step for a religious group that until recently imported its leaders from abroad - most of them men. 

The ordination...

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Name Debate Echoes an Old Clash of Faiths

November 4, 2010

Author: Rachel Donadio

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/05/world/europe/05cordoba.html?ref=religion_and_belief

The great mosque of Córdoba was begun by the Muslim caliphs in the eighth century, its forest of pillars and red-and-white striped arches meant to convey a powerful sense of the infinite. With the Christian reconquest of Spain in the 13th century, it was consecrated as a...

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