Christianity in Israel (Was:Buddhist revival movement in India)
bhebbar at EROLS.COM
Tue Jun 8 16:34:28 UTC 1999
I posted on June 1st that (and I repeat here):
I am fully aware that there are Christians AND Muslims living
in the territory of the State of Israel BUT their native
tongue is ARABIC not HEBREW! They are Israeli citizens, so
they learn Hebrew in school.
On the other hand there are ethnic South-Asian Buddhist, some
neo-Buddhists like the Marathi-speaking Mahars and some
traditional ones like some Bengalis from Bangladesh. In fact, on
June 13th they are having a big ("tAn" ceremony) at the
Cambodian Buddhist temple on New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring,
MD. I believe there are some 200 Bengali Buddhist families in
the Washington DC metro area.
On the side, I am aware that some prominent Arabs are
Christians: e.g. Boutros-Ghali (former UN Secy General), Hanan
Ashrawi (Palestenian negotiator) and Tariq Aziz (Saddam Hussein's
inner cabinet member)!
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