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Canadian Jewish Congress Opposes Religious Education in State Schools

Speaking in behalf of the Canadian Jewish Conress, Kabbi Abraham Feinberg presented to the Royal Commission on Education of the province of Ontario a brief opposing religious education in schools.

The brief emphasized that religious education must be free of any influence as the part of the state, and that the principle of the separation of church and state is wital to the democratic way of life. It also, simultaneously, protested against many biased and unfriendly references to the Jewish religion and to Jewish history sustained in textbooks officially approved for use in religious education in the public schools of Ontaric.”