A Jew, although baptized, is not free from anti-Semitic prejudice, was the plea offered today by former Deputy Jacoby, a baptized Jews, in the course of a libel action brought against him in the local court.
Jacoby asked for a change of venue on the ground that the Judge before whom the case was being carried was an anti-Semite. The Judge argued against this plea, stating that inasmuch as Jacoby was baptized he was no longer a Jew and had no cause to fear anti-Semitism. Jacoby insisted, however, that although he was baptized, he was still a member of the Jewish race, and therefore still subject to anti-Semitic prejudice.
The Court, unable to decide the merits of Jacoby’s plea of prejudice, postponed the case pending an investigation of the argument.
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