Religion: A Peril for Jews: Secularism

In an eyebrow-raising editorial two months ago, the Jesuit weekly America warned "our Jewish friends" that their opposition to religious practices in public schools might lead to "an outbreak of anti-Semitism.'' America's reward was a torrent of criticism from all segments of U.S. Jewry. Now some leading Jewish intellectuals are having second thoughts about the questions America raised.

In a debate at Yeshiva University. Dr. Immanuel Jakobovits of Manhattan's Fifth Avenue Synagogue charged that Jewish organizational support for secularist legislation was indeed adding "fuel to the flames of anti-Semitism." In the forthcoming issue...

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