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Austrian Court Refuses Dowry to Jewess Who Wed Gentile

The Supreme Court yesterday upheld an orthodox Jewish father in his refusal to grant his daughter a dowry because she had married a Christian. The girl had sued to obtain the dowry.

In handing down the verdict, the court ruled that “the father, being an orthodox Jew, naturally wished his daughter to marry a Jew.” It added that the father’s viewpoint should be respected.