Why are some people prejudiced against Jews? A bottle of wine awaits the best answer
Since no Jewish organization is ever going to hold an essay-writing competition on this subject, we are going to have to do it here.
The last time I sat for a written test was 16 years ago, so I took my time answering the question put to British high-school students in a national exam last month: "Explain, briefly, why some people are prejudiced against Jews." This question, which appeared in a religious studies examination taken by about 1,000 students, many of them at Jewish schools, has since been the subject of a mini-storm.