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Israeli forces state to change “Jewish” classification

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/religion/article/israeli_forces_state_to_change_jewish_classification_20111007

Yoram Kaniuk, a rambunctious 81-year-old author, was hailed by Israeli secularists this week for winning a court victory that compelled the state to stop listing Judaism as his "religion" while keeping "Jewish" as his "ethnicity." He is the first Israeli Jew to have done so.

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