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Synagogue holding services with Muslims
World Net Daily ^ | Sep 10, 2009 | Jeff Epstein

Posted on 09/15/2009 11:16:13 AM PDT by RaceBannon

Thursday, September 10, 2009

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HOMELAND INSECURITY WorldNetDaily Exclusive Synagogue holding services with Muslims Interaction comes after canceling seminar on dangers of radical Islam

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Posted: September 10, 2009 8:53 pm Eastern

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WorldNetDaily

Beth El Synagogue in New London

A group that presents seminars on the threat of radical Islam is raising alarm that a synagogue that previously canceled one of its programs, Congregation Beth El in New London, Conn., now plans to celebrate Ramadan with local Islamic leaders tied to extremist groups.

"In 2008, I found it appalling that Jewish organizations including the [Jewish Federal of Eastern Connecticut] and Jewish Community Center of West Hartford would strive to keep their congregants in the dark with respect to the Islamist threat – a threat against the Jewish people that clearly overshadows that which was posed by the Third Reich," Jeffrey Epstein, president of America's Truth Forum, told WND.

(Excerpt) Read more at worldnetdaily.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: ecumenism; insanity; islam; ramadan; synagogue
I hear that the Jewish Group in charge of this thought is getting a LOT of phone calls...
1 posted on 09/15/2009 11:16:15 AM PDT by RaceBannon
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To: RaceBannon

Christians held services with Lions and we know how that worked out!


2 posted on 09/15/2009 11:19:38 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: RaceBannon

As usual a jaw dropper from the spineless Leftie Jewish community. UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!


3 posted on 09/15/2009 11:20:56 AM PDT by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: RaceBannon

Fools.


4 posted on 09/15/2009 11:21:20 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: RaceBannon

Well I guess in that case then there arent that many differences between them after all.

Sigh.


5 posted on 09/15/2009 11:21:37 AM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: RaceBannon

Can I go to Mecca without getting executed or being required to convert first?

So tolerance is a one way street among the muslims. They are globally intolerant. All muslims bow to Mecca 5 times a day every day but the kufir cannot enter the segregated city and no muslims anywhere speak out about it.


6 posted on 09/15/2009 11:24:56 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: RaceBannon

In related news, free range chickens are holding a barbecue with coyotes, and Willie Nelson is holding an open house for the IRS.


7 posted on 09/15/2009 11:28:44 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

“In related news, free range chickens are holding a barbecue with coyotes, and Willie Nelson is holding an open house for the IRS.”

Score

Coyotes: 12

Chickens: eaten


8 posted on 09/15/2009 11:31:33 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: RaceBannon

In economist Milton Friedman’s last interview (2006), he said that the greatest threat to the world’s economy is “Islamofascism, with terrorism as its weapon”.

Hmmmm - I wonder if this clueless remnant of The Tribe are Orthodox, Conservative, or Deformed? I think we know.


9 posted on 09/15/2009 11:41:02 AM PDT by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: QBFimi

Damn! The turkeys at Beth El Synagogue in New London are conservative. Guess all the lefties at the Deformed synagogue got tired of singing “We are the World” and “Kum-by-ah, my Lord” and took over the place.


10 posted on 09/15/2009 11:50:07 AM PDT by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: RaceBannon

I’m going to hurl!


11 posted on 09/15/2009 11:57:54 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: RaceBannon
A group that presents seminars on the threat of radical Islam is raising alarm that a synagogue that previously canceled one of its programs, Congregation Beth El in New London, Conn., now plans to celebrate Ramadan with local Islamic leaders tied to extremist groups.

Oh, boy. Tied to extremist groups. What are people thinking.

12 posted on 09/15/2009 12:04:54 PM PDT by fortunecookie (Please pray for Anna, age 7, who waits for a new kidney.)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Wow! ping


13 posted on 09/15/2009 12:50:29 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: RaceBannon

They are cowards. Islam calls for Muslims to fight and kill Jews to reach judgment day and here they are bowing down to them.


14 posted on 09/15/2009 1:54:05 PM PDT by Islaminaction
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To: RaceBannon; Yehuda; SJackson; veronica

From my friend Jeff, for your reading pleasure


15 posted on 09/15/2009 2:25:38 PM PDT by RaceBannon (OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE IS SHOVEL READY...FOR SENIORS!!:: NObama. Not my president.)
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To: QBFimi
Hmmmm - I wonder if this clueless remnant of The Tribe are Orthodox, Conservative, or Deformed? I think we know.

Orthodox Jews don't observe non-Jewish holidays--not even non-chr*stian ones! ;-)

16 posted on 09/15/2009 2:31:44 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Leshanah tovah umetuqqah nikkatev venechatem beSefer HaChayyim!)
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To: onedoug

This won’t end well.


17 posted on 09/15/2009 2:32:37 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Leshanah tovah umetuqqah nikkatev venechatem beSefer HaChayyim!)
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18 posted on 09/15/2009 3:29:55 PM PDT by SJackson (In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is freedom, In water there is bacteria.)
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To: RaceBannon

Such a GREAT idea! NOT! Why don’t they just give these people the blueprints for the building and offer to be there at a certain time for the slaughter? This is why you call the police when a strange car is going slowly through your neighborhood — you can be sure the radicals will be “casing the joint”.


19 posted on 09/15/2009 4:52:05 PM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ ANTI-OBAMA STUFF : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: RaceBannon
"Fly, Spider to Celebrate in Spider's Parlor"


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

20 posted on 09/15/2009 4:57:28 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: RaceBannon

When muslims start terrorizing liberal American jews I wonder whether I’ll have the same sort of sympathy that I extend to Israeli terror victims, or if I’ll just figure they brought it on themselves by their stupid, self-loathing liberalism.


21 posted on 09/15/2009 5:00:14 PM PDT by Kenton
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To: RaceBannon

They will soon kill the Jews and claim a mosque has always been there.


22 posted on 09/15/2009 6:03:47 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: RaceBannon

Oy vey. Haven’t been there since 1996 and no worse for it. Then again, perhaps it’s protection from being siezed for eminent domain.


23 posted on 09/15/2009 10:16:31 PM PDT by rmlew (“Democracy tends to ignore..., threats to its existence because it loathes doing what is needed)
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To: Kartographer

It’s the least they could do, after that nice interfaith video they made with Daniel Pearl.


24 posted on 09/16/2009 1:44:07 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (www.publishedauthors.net/benmaxwell/index.html, http://sites.google.com/site/thevuzvuz/)
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To: a fool in paradise

Accept online, on the internet.


25 posted on 09/17/2009 3:18:40 AM PDT by Biggirl (Called To Be Patriots!:)=^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^=)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

“Orthodox Jews don’t observe non-Jewish holidays—not even non-chr*stian ones! ;-)”

That’s not true.

Thanksgiving, the Secular New Year, July 4 are generally “observed” by Orthodox in the USA.

Thanksgiving is a big deal for my in-laws and, while they have varied levels of observance, they generally in the Orthodox camp.

New Years is a drunk fest, just like with everyone else.

July 4 is a special day, too. Jewish people are just as American as everyone else here.


26 posted on 09/18/2009 11:30:37 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Jewbacca
“Orthodox Jews don’t observe non-Jewish holidays—not even non-chr*stian ones! ;-)”

That’s not true.

Thanksgiving, the Secular New Year, July 4 are generally “observed” by Orthodox in the USA.

Thanksgiving is a big deal for my in-laws and, while they have varied levels of observance, they generally in the Orthodox camp.

I don't think the Cheredim observe it, and 'Agudat Yisra'el usually schedules their annual national meeting during Thanksgiving. However, Rabbi Mosheh Feinstein (zt"l) ruled that it was permitted for Jews to eat turkey on Thanksgiving Day, provided they don't treat it as being on a par with Jewish holidays.

New Years is a drunk fest, just like with everyone else.

As I understand it, Jan. 1 is chuqqat hagoyim, though it's impossible to ignore completely the start of the rest of the world's calendar year.

July 4 is a special day, too. Jewish people are just as American as everyone else here.

All Americans observe 7/4, but it is a secular national holiday. Thanksgiving is probably less problematic than Xmas because its a national holiday on which to give thanks to G-d. But there is still somewhat problematic, as I understand it, since it is forbidden to create new religious holidays, commandments, or rituals (other than those instituted by the rabbis by their G-d-given authority).

I was speaking primarily of non-Jewish religious holidays like "ramadan" (also such chuqqot hagoyim as valentine's day and halloween).

27 posted on 09/18/2009 12:01:11 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Leshanah tovah umetuqqah nikkatev venechatem beSefer HaChayyim!)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

What is the Jewish view on Secular Holidays?
by Rabbi Tzvi Shapiro


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“Secular” Holidays can be divided into three categories:1

1. Secular holidays that are entirely secular.

These are holidays with no connection to idolatrous origins or practices. These are usually National Holidays that are instituted to honor someone or something, such as Mother’s Day, Labor Day, Memorial Day etc. These Holidays should not become part of Judaism or Jewish culture, but as citizens of a particular country a Jew, as an individual, may indeed, and perhaps should, display his patriotism and appreciation for his gracious hosts by celebrating its national holidays.

2. Religious holidays that have been secularized but remain religious nonetheless.

These are holidays that (although celebrated by many secular people in secular ways, nonetheless) have blatant idolatrous origins, association and meaning. This can be manifest by an abundance of religious overtone in the Holiday, or by the absence of secular rationale to support a holiday of this sort (e.g. it is obvious that carving pumpkins to scare ghosts lacks secular rationale). Judaism prohibits the celebration of such Holidays.

3. Religious holidays that have lost (almost) all religious association and have become completely secularized.

These are holidays that were originally established with idolatrous connotations (and are still sparsely celebrated as such), but for the most part have become completely and entirely secular in meaning and celebration. This is evident both through whom it is celebrated by, and how it is celebrated. For example, New Years and Valentine’s Day: Marking the first day of a calendar year with a day off from work and a huge party, as well as celebrating romance with a bouquet of flowers and an evening out, are sensible secular concepts and means of celebration. Jewish law is not necessarily opposed to celebrating this type of holiday; some Jews choose to celebrate them, while others prefer not to because of their distant (albeit obscured, but nonetheless original) origins.

Our children should know that regardless of how many secular holidays we celebrate, the holidays that are ‘ours’ (in our home), are indeed the holidays that are ‘ours’ (in our history and heritage).
There is yet a fourth category which isn’t an established holiday, but it can be found in any of the above:

4. Secular holidays which become a “religious” holiday or even a “religion”.

These are holidays that we choose to celebrate “religiously”; not in the sense of being connected to a deity or the supernatural, but “religiously” in the sense that we become completely absorbed and governed by the dictates of the holiday.

There are endless amounts of holidays that we tend to celebrate in one way or another, but there are only a limited amount of holidays to which we can/do devote much time, resources and energies. These are the holidays that become ‘ours’; the holidays we never miss, and the occasions that receive the most preparation and celebration. They are the hallmarks of our home, and the celebrations our families most look forward to.

And this type of “religious” celebration should be reserved for Jewish Holidays.

Our children should know that regardless of how many secular holidays we celebrate, the holidays that are ‘ours’ (in our home), are indeed the holidays that are ‘ours’ (in our history and heritage). The most looked forward to and extravagant barbecue of the year should be Lag b’Omer (rather than Labor Day), and on the last Thursday of November our children should be more excited for tomorrow night’s Shabbat dinner than they are about tonight’s turkey.

Household holidays create childhood memories, which in turn create lifelong identities. Let’s give our children positive Jewish memories so they can form healthy Jewish identities.


28 posted on 09/18/2009 12:24:46 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Jewbacca
Jews have their own "valentine's day," on T"U Be'Av.

Shanah tovah, dear friend. G-d willing, see you next year!

29 posted on 09/18/2009 2:31:40 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Leshanah tovah umetuqqah nikkatev venechatem beSefer HaChayyim!)
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To: Jewbacca

My main point is that Orthodox Jews do not celebrate the holidays of other religions, and they certainly don’t engage in “ecumenical” worship!


30 posted on 09/18/2009 2:32:43 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Leshanah tovah umetuqqah nikkatev venechatem beSefer HaChayyim!)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

L’shana tova!


31 posted on 09/18/2009 3:30:12 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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