Judaism: Lady in the Dark

Pretty Rina Eitani, 35, seems as Jewish as Rebecca. She was one of those who escaped from the Warsaw ghetto, landed in Palestine as a refugee in 1947. She joined a kibbutz, served in the Israeli army, raised her son and daughter as Jews, and though nonobservant, celebrates Judaism's major feasts in her house. Now she is a town councilor of Israel's Mapai (Labor) Party in Upper Nazareth.

But she is not Jewish enough for Israel's Ministry of the Interior. Although Mrs. Eitani's father was a Polish Jew, explains the ministry, her mother...

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