Jews in Poland Urged to Withdraw Children from Religious Classes

Jewish parents in Poland were urged by the Cultural Association of Jews there, a representative body of Polish Jewry, to withdraw their children from classes on religion held in public schools where the Catholic religion is taught.

Indicating its anti-religious attitude in general, the Association pointed out that any Jew who is an atheist, certainly does not have to send his children for religious instruction. On the other hand, the Association asked, if he is religious, how can a Jew approve of his child’s attending lectures on the Catholic religion?

Reports from Warsaw revealing this development, stated that numerous Jewish parents in Poland do not object to their children’s attending public school classes on the Catholic religion because they do not want their children to feel different from the other pupils in school.

NEXT STORY