Religion: Jesuits and Jews

Two of the five families involved in the suit that led to last June's Supreme Court decision outlawing the Regents' prayer in New York public schools were Jewish; such organizations as the American Jewish Committee and the New York Board of Rabbis enthusiastically endorsed the ruling. Last week, in an editorial addressed "To Our Jewish Friends," the Jesuit editors of America impetuously warned that conspicuous Jewish opposition to religious practices in public schools might lead to "an outbreak of anti-Semitism." The editorial contended that "certain spokesmen and leaders in the Jewish community...

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