The child needs are to come first - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Dan
    • 06.03.10 | 21:32 (IST)

    Let us assume that the child is the primary concern and that the information provided in the article is correct - as far as the basic facts are concerned. So here is what I think. Neither adult are worthy in terms of their religions - the man gave up his the woman hers a long time ago it would seem and compromised it by marrying out of it, in a sense. Neither seem mature enough to have children in the first place. The judge overstepped when he found "against" one religion over another. All that said the religious issue should be put aside and the parents should each be free to present the child with their views of religion, certainly they'll do that in all other areas of life. The child will have an advantage being exposed to both faiths if this is handled with reason, restraint and maturity - a tall order I know, but it would benefit the child. One wonders what the two "adults" want for the child's development and how they think what they're doing will achieve that.

    from the article: Catholic father and Jewish mother battle over toddler's religion
    First published 04:27 05.03.10 | Last updated 05:32 05.03.10
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