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Three dead, suspect caught in shootings at U.S. Jewish sites

Washington - A gunman shot three people dead at a Jewish community center and a retirement community in Kansas, drawing widespread condemnation and consternation on the eve of Passover.
In the Media by Olivia Hampton (AFP) - 1 comment

Pastafarianism now an official religion in Poland

The Church of Flying Spaghetti Monster is now accepted as an official religion in Poland after a 2013 ruling was overturned on Tuesday.
In the Media by Eliana Robinson - 5 comments

Israel's ultra-Orthodox plan huge anti-draft protest

Jerusalem - Jerusalem was bracing on Sunday for a mass protest of ultra-Orthodox Jews enraged over plans to conscript their young men for military service.Police said that "hundreds of thousands" were likely to attend the demonstration alongside the main road in a...
In the Media by AFP

Simon Wiesenthal Center's most wanted Nazi dies, aged 98

Budapest - Laszlo Csatary died Aug. 10, at the age of 98. He was regarded by the Jewish human rights organization, the Simon Wiesenthal Center, as the world’s most wanted Nazi war criminal still at large.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 5 comments

Drew Barrymore removing tattoos prior to converting to Judaism

Drew Barrymore may have a rather wild past behind her, but now she wants to grow up and convert to Judaism, the faith of her husband.
In the Media by Matthew Hendricks - 1 comment

Hungary: A new synagogue for Budapest but anti-Semitism on rise

Budapest - Last Sunday, February 1, the foundation stone for the first new synagogue in Hungary in 80 years was laid in the Csepel district of the Hungarian capital, Budapest against a background of rising anti-Semitism.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Religious Radicalism — A growing worldwide issue

Violence in the name of religion is on the rise in many parts of the world. Many groups now use religion as a tool to influence, mobilize and unite people in a radicalized manner.
In the Media by Aymen Zaben - 11 comments

French lawyer sought removal of judge with Jewish name

Lyon - Disciplinary proceedings have been started against French barrister, Alexis Dubruel, based in Lyon, who had demanded that a judge be disqualified from hearing a case, where Dubruel acted for one of the parties, because of the judge’s Jewish last name.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 10 comments

Index to 4.5 million Jewish records from Poland online Special

A website with a name searchable index to birth, marriage and death records of Jews from Poland from 1808 to 1911 exists through the efforts of Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Stanley Diamond of Montreal, and an international group of volunteers.
Digital Journal Report by Mark Steinberg - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Antisemitism, authoritarianism, conspiracy and porn

An Egyptian preacher has accused 'the Jews' of orchestrating a conspiracy to use Internet pornography in order to corrupt Muslims.
In the Media by Paul Iddon - 5 comments
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Semantics: Living in a Two Religion Home

As we approach the holiday seasons, I am both blessed to be a child of God and challenged as a parent of 2 children and...
Sep 8, 2012 by Robin Scott Dorf

A question of rights

A court in Germany has ruled that circumcision of a boy for religious reasons constitutes an assault. The court took...
Jun 28, 2012 by Steve Hayes

The Truth About Religion.

With a ban on the Muslim Burqa passing into French law almost 2 years ago, outraged Muslim groups and civil liberties...
Jun 25, 2012 by Aymen Zaben - 1 comment

Judaism’s Child Play

Judaism is the only monotheistic religion which expressly allots a crucial role in its rites and ceremonies to infants,...
Jan 8, 2012 by Sam Vaknin
 

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