Autonomy is Upheld by Hungary

The autonomy of the Jewish community in Hungary in internal Jewish matters was reaffirmed today in a decision handed down by the Supreme Court here.

Jewish autonomy was upheld when the Court dismissed the case of a Jewish doctor working in a Jewish hospital who had sued the institution for damages because it retired him when he reached retirement age.

Not satisfied with the action of the hospital, the doctor took his case to court. When a lower court decided against him, he appealed to the Supreme Court, which however, ordered the case dismissed.

In rendering its decision the high tribunal emphasized that the Jewish community is autonomous in matters pertaining to its internal life.

Employes in Jewish hospitals and other Jewish charitable institutions run by the community, the court found, are subject to the legal practices of the Jewish community, and therefore must abide by its decisions.

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