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Monday, June 27, 2005

Russian Antisemitism

Russia probing whether Jewish law constitutes incitement:
The Moscow district prosecutor has ordered an examination into the Shulhan Arukh - a code of Jewish halakhic law compiled in the 16th century - to ascertain whether it constitutes racist incitement and anti-Russian material. The prosecutor ordered the probe against a Jewish umbrella organization in Russia for distributing a Russian translation of an abbreviation of the Shulhan Arukh.

I don't get a good sense from the article how seriously this is being taken in Russia but it's still pretty scary. Has anybody seen any articles about this in the American press?

(via Seth Chalmer)