Ultra-Orthodox Jewish parents and teachers are warning that schools may go underground and children be educated at home if the government presses ahead with guidance on teaching about same-sex relationships and gender reassignment. Although the guidance is non-statutory, Ofsted inspectors and the DfE will take it into account when assessing schools or taking action. The advice is expected to be formally issued later this year. A report published by Hackney council this month said that up to 1, Jewish boys were attending 29 unregistered yeshivas in the area, which includes a large Haredi population.
The Nuremberg Race Laws At the annual party rally held in Nuremberg in , the Nazis announced new laws which institutionalized many of the racial theories prevalent in Nazi ideology. The laws excluded German Jews from Reich citizenship and prohibited them from marrying or having sexual relations with persons of "German or related blood. The Nuremberg Laws, as they became known, did not define a "Jew" as someone with particular religious beliefs. Instead, anyone who had three or four Jewish grandparents was defined as a Jew, regardless of whether that individual identified himself or herself as a Jew or belonged to the Jewish religious community. Many Germans who had not practiced Judaism for years found themselves caught in the grip of Nazi terror.
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The ancient harvest festival of Shavuot , which begins this Saturday at sunset, is an all-night bacchanal of reading, arguing, and cheese. On Shavuot, we read the Book of Ruth — a book in the Scriptures that tells the mournful, erotic, funny story of an impoverished young widow who converts to Judaism, saves herself and her mother-in-law from starvation, and falls in love in the process. At sundown on Saturday, Jews around the world will gather for tikkun — all night study, inspired by Jewish mystics. This should be the wildest rager of your year. This is real, and you are completely unprepared — so stock up on Lactaid pills and follow along.