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Buencs Aires Court Rejects Jew’s Plea for Change of Biblical Name

A civil court here has rejected a Jewish parent’s petition to be allowed to change his son’s name from Isaac to Ignacio Saler, on the ground that the Biblical name made the youth the target of anti-Semitism, ruling that to grant the petition would be to admit that Argentine society was anti-Semitic. The court recommended that the dossier on the case be turned over to the education authorities for an investigation of the college where the youth is a student, since the applicant had charged that instructors at the institution had condoned Jew-baiting activities.