More Anglo-Jewish Leading Cases

In a lecture which I gave to the Society in 1941, on leading cases concerning Jews in the English Courts,2 I pointed out two classes of suits which were to be distinguished. The one concerns steps in the civil and political emancipation : the other the recognition or rejection in the Courts of the Jewish law of family relations, and the relation of Jews to the established Christian religion. That lecture, published in the Transactions of the Society, dealt with the second class of decisions. I have been asked to supplement it by an account of some cases of the first class. They seem to me, as I read them, dead and lacking human interest now that their work is done. So I have summarized a few other reports, of criminal, and therefore more human, cases which were related indirectly to the long struggle for emancipation. Let me start with

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