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April 6th 08, 12:36 AM
On Apr 5, 4:33*pm, wrote:
> On Apr 5, 10:04*am, "torresD" > wrote:
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> >http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/971862.html
> > Rabbi:
> > Jews, more than anyone,
> > helped black Americans achieve equality
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> > By Shlomo Shamir, Haaretz Correspondent
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> > Tags: Rabbi Marc Shneier
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> > American Orthodox Rabbi Marc Shneier
> > on Friday spoke at a ceremony marking
> > 40 years since the assassination of
> > U.S. Civil Rights leader Reverend
> > Doctor Martin Luther King Jr.,
> > and championed American Jews'
> > support of African Americans
> > during the Civil Rights struggle,
> > saying no community in the United
> > States did more to support Dr. King
> > and the struggle for equality for
> > African Americans.
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> > Rabbi Shneier,
> > an Orthodox Rabbi at
> > two New York synagogues,
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> > was the only Jewish leader who
> > took part in the ceremony in Memphis,
> > held a short distance from the Memphis
> > motel where King was mortally wounded
> > by a sniper's bullet while standing
> > on a balcony.
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> > Shneier said the event was an
> > opportunity to commemorate the
> > "famous historical alliance between
> > African Americans and Jews in the
> > *United States."
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> > Shneier has long championed greater
> > ties between the communities,
> > and wrote the book "Shared Dreams"
> > together with Dr. King's son Martin
> > Luther King III on the subject of
> > the Jewish-Black alliance in the
> > United States.
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> > Last August, Schneier made news
> > when he joined with hip-hop impresario
> > Russell Simmons to produce a short film
> > to combat negative stereotypes of Muslims.
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> > Several months earlier, Schneier and Simmons,
> > the founder of Def Jam records, produced a
> > short film on anti-Semitism which was shown
> > in schools across the United States.
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> > The film featured appearances by
> > rap stars such as Jay-Z, and was
> > widely considered a success.
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> > Schneier and Simmons are
> > co-presidents of the Foundation
> > for Ethnic Understanding,
> > which works to improve relations
> > between Jews and other minorities
> > in the United States.
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> > Since its founding in 1989,
> > the foundation has been particularly
> > successful in improving relations
> > between American Jewish and black
> > communities.
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> > According to Schneier,
> > the fund has since turned its
> > focus to improving relations
> > between American Jews and Hispanics.
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> Jews have been promoting race mixing for years. However, Jews are
> exempt, In fact, major Jewish organizations* complain about Jews
> marrying
> of the "tribe".(Mixed marriages run about 50%.) How dare these Jewish
> racists
> encourage racial pollution for others.
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> Alex
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> *Anti-Defamation League, American Jewish Committee- Hide quoted text -
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