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Anti-Semitism Suit by Non-Jew Can Go Forward

But court’s ruling contains a twist

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A New Jersey state appeals court ruled that a man can sue his employer for discrimination produced by anti-Semitic remarks even if he is not Jewish. The relevant test, wrote one judge, is not whether somebody is Jewish, but rather if certain comments would create a hostile work environment for “a reasonable Jew.” Efforts to locate and question a reasonable Jew were unsuccessful.

Non-Jew Can Sue Over Anti-Semitism: Court [JTA/Forward]

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Upon going to trial, the court shall appoint an exploratory committee of two reasonable Jews given the task of compiling three differing opinions to present to the jury.

webbiest says:

But seriously folks…Given the high rates of intermarriage, there is a growing pool of people who identify as Jews or who may have traditionally Jewish surnames but are not Jews under Halacha.   Although these people are not Jewish under Halacha, they’re plenty Jewish enough for anti-Semites. (Just ask my 8 year old, who has already had classmates whisper “Hitler, Hitler” in his ear.)


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Anti-Semitism Suit by Non-Jew Can Go Forward

But court’s ruling contains a twist

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