Religion: Immortals

A religious sect which has attained a certain respectability and a good-sized following in England is the British-Israel Movement, whose members believe that Anglo-Saxons descend from eleven non-Jewish Israelitish tribes (the twelfth, Jewish, is Judah). In Detroit last week a U. S. adherent of the movement, Mrs. Sophia Holtz, 82, made news by declining to make a will.

Last year her Israelite Husband Henry Holtz (no Jew) died, left Mrs. Holtz $66,000. For years before, the two had barricaded themselves in their Detroit house, Mr. Holtz emerging only to buy groceries. They...

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