Archive for the 'Judaism' Category

Gay weddings to be allowed in church – The Independent

“Gay men and women will finally be allowed to marry in churches after the House of Lords dramatically voted in favour of lifting the ban on religious premises holding same-sex partnerships.”

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The Independent, 3rd March 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

R (E) v Governing Body of JFS and another (United Synagogue and others intervening) – WLR Daily

R (E) v Governing Body of JFS and another (United Synagogue and others intervening) [2009] UKSC 15; [2009] WLR (D) 366

“A Jewish school which, in the event of the school being oversubscribed, gave priority to children who were recognised as Jews according to the tenets of Orthodox Judaism, ie the children of mothers who were Jews by either birth or conversion, was operating a policy which discriminated on the grounds of ethnic origin and, therefore, constituted racial discrimination under s 1(1)(a) of the Race Relations Act 1976.”

WLR Daily, 16th December 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Regina (E) v Governing Body of JFS and Another, United Synagogue and Others intervening – Times Law Reports

Regina (E) v Governing Body of JFS and Another, United Synagogue and Others intervening

Supreme Court

“The admissions policy of a Jewish school which gave priority, in the event of oversubscription, to children who were recognised as Jews under the standard Orthodox test of matrilineal descent, someone whose mother was a Jew either by birth or conversion, was discriminatory on the ground of ethnic origin and was thus racial discrimination.”

The Times, 17th December 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Jewish school loses places fight – BBC News

“The Supreme Court has ruled that a Jewish school in London cannot restrict admission to pupils it considers to be ethnically Jewish.”

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BBC News, 16th December 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Jewish school wins right to appeal against ruling its entry policy was racist – The Guardian

“Europe’s largest Jewish school succeeded today in winning leave to appeal against a court judgment that said its entry policy was racist.”

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The Guardian, 3rd August 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Regina (E) v Governing Body of JFS and Others; Regina (E) v Schools Adjudicator and Others – Times Law Reports

Regina (E) v Governing Body of JFS and Others; Regina (E) v Schools Adjudicator and Others

Court of Appeal

“A Jewish school which restricted its intake to Jews, as defined by the Office of the Chief Rabbi, while making no requirement of practice or faith, discriminated racially against applicants who were not Jewish by descent or orthodox conversion.”

The Times, 8th July 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Ruling brands Judaism racist – Chief Rabbi – The Guardian

“The Chief Rabbi, Sir Jonathan Sacks, issued a rallying cry for Jews today to defend their schools from English law after the court of appeal decided that admission on the basis of a parent’s Jewish status was discriminatory. Writing in this week’s Jewish Chronicle, he condemned the ruling, saying it branded Judaism ‘racist’.”

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The Guardian, 3rd July 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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