By Simon Rocker, February 26, 2009
A legal battle over the right of Jewish schools to define who is a Jew is to be heard by the Court of Appeal.
The case is being brought on behalf of a boy known as “M”, who was turned down by the JFS Comprehensive in Kenton, north London in September 2007 because his mother is a Progressive convert.
After a four-day hearing in March last year, Mr Justice Munby upheld the United Synagogue school’s right to reject applicants who do not meet the Orthodox definition of Jewish status.
He ruled that its entry policy did not breach race relations law.