Point of Information -- not quite on topic

Marci Hamilton hamilton02 at aol.com
Tue Mar 6 14:22:35 PST 2012


Marty--Are nonJews, non Israelis included?   That would be a surprise to me.  I know kids recruited and only Jews were 

We were talking about leagues, not individual players.   The Catholic leagues are not open to my knowledge to non Catholic schools.   

Marci



On Mar 6, 2012, at 12:42 PM, Marty Lederman <lederman.marty at gmail.com> wrote:

> " the Maccabiah Games feature only Jewish athletes."
> 
> Nope.  See http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3111132,00.html
> 
> It's open to all Israeli citizens without regard to religion, and to Jews who are not citizens (presumably because they have an automatic right of citizenship, although I don't know that for a fact).
> 
> I'd also be very, very surprised if many "Catholic Leagues" exclude participants based on religion; perhaps they're confined to certain church teams, or students from Catholic schools, etc. -- but an actual personal religious test for individuals? 
> 
> On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 10:06 AM, Marci Hamilton <hamilton02 at aol.com> wrote:
> There is significant precedent for one-religion sporting events, which I assume everyone agrees is fine.    Catholic Leagues exist in numerous cities   And  the Maccabiah Games feature only Jewish athletes.  
> 
> TAPPs' first mistake appears to have been opening itself up to religious organizations with different religious needs and demands.  
> 
> Marci
> 
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