A court has ruled that a school has broken the law by refusing admission to a child that the Chief Rabbi considered to not be a proper jew.
Interestingly, the judgement is based on the assertion that “Jewish” is a race, not just a religion. Which is bollocks. The rules are that anyone with a Jewish mother is Jewish – they may not have any Hebrew blood in them at all as the child of a Jewish convert is considered Jewish in the Jewish faith.
The Chief Rabbi says that God tells him who is and isn’t a Jew and that the court’s ruling implies that his God is a racist. Some other Jewish person whose name I didn’t catch has been on Newsnight saying that Jewish schools have prevented the destruction of Jews and that forcing them to take people who the Chief Rabbi says aren’t real Jews puts the “Jewish community” at risk.
I know this is a generalisation but Jews are, sadly, so used to using such extreme terms as “destruction” and “racist” that they use them for something as minor as a schools admission policy. Forcing Jewish schools to adopt a legal admissions policy will not destroy the Jewish faith, nor does it amount to the state calling God a racist.
Presumably the court ruling was based on the same law that bans the BNP from accepting only white members. If the Jewish school is successful in getting the ruling overturned then that will give the BNP legitimate grounds to appeal the recent ruling that they must change their admission rules to allow ethnic minorities to join their party. Is that what the Chief Rabbi wants?