Disorder in the Court

January 2010
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Jan2010, Issue 199, p15
The author addresses the ruling of a British court of appeals to consider racist a founding premise of Judaism, stating that the election of Abraham and his descendants and the identification of Jewish status by matrilineal descent. He cites some of the details of the case. He believes the ruling is difficult to understand without considering the position of England's Jews. He explains the motive for the race discrimination.


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