24 September 2009


Yawn,let's call this one "same shit different day" A dead Zionist in Chicago, left a will and said that any of his Grandchildren who married a "non-Jew" would be considered "dead" and thus inherit nothing..........I hope he is now enjoying himself sitting at the right hand of SATAN:
Proud of his religion and worried about its future, Chicago dentist Max Feinberg wrote a will with an unusual catch: His grandchildren wouldn't inherit a penny if they married someone who wasn't Jewish.

His decision led to family feuds, lawsuits, countersuits and, on Thursday, an unanimous ruling by the Illinois Supreme Court that Feinberg and his wife were within their rights to disinherit any grandchildren who married outside the faith.

"Equal protection does not require that all children be treated equally ... and the free exercise clause does not require a grandparent to treat grandchildren who reject his religious beliefs and customs in the same manner as he treats those who conform to his traditions," Justice Rita Garman wrote in a ruling that overturned decisions by two lower courts.

One disinherited granddaughter had argued it was improper for a will to set up conditions that promote religious intolerance in people's marriage decisions or even encouraged couples to divorce.

"It is at war with society's interest in eliminating bigotry and prejudice, and conflicts with modern moral standards of religious tolerance," said Michele Feinberg Trull's brief to the Supreme Court.

The court's ruling was based partly on technicalities in the way this estate was arranged. The court did not provide a broad ruling on whether similar religious restrictions would be valid under other circumstances.

The dispute has its roots in 1986, when Feinberg died.

He put his money into trusts for his family, but his will declared that any grandchild marrying someone who wasn't Jewish "shall be deemed to be deceased" and would inherit nothing.

Feinberg's will gave control of the trust to his wife, Erla. When she died and the grandchildren were to inherit $250,000 each, she followed her husband's wishes and imposed the same restrictions.

By that time, four of the five grandchildren had married non-Jews.

That triggered a series of disputes over the estate. Trull sued her own parents, accusing them of mishandling the money. The parents tried to get the lawsuit dismissed on the grounds that the daughter was "dead" for purposes of inheritance and had no standing to sue.

So the courts had to decide whether it's acceptable for a will to base inheritance on someone's marriage and religion.

Feinberg's son, Michael, argues there's nothing wrong with it.

Michael, who stands to inherit more money if his children are cut out, argued in court documents that the will simply rewards the grandchildren who help preserve the "heritage and faith" his father loved.

His position won the support of several Jewish organizations — Agudath Israel, the National Council of Young Israel and the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America.

"A descendant who marries out of the faith has repudiated observant Judaism, endangering the survival of the Jewish people ... and has forfeited any moral claim to financial support from his or her Jewish ancestor," the groups said in a "friend of the court" brief.

Michael Feinberg, who is the co-executor of his parent's estate, was pleased by the ruling but had no other comment, his attorney said. Trull's attorney said she was disappointed but looking forward to court action on her other legal claims.

The two sides of the family can't even agree on what to call the part of the will causing all the trouble. The granddaughter calls it "the Jewish clause." Her parents have adopted the phrase "religious preference clause."

The state Supreme Court avoided that dispute and called it a "beneficiary restriction clause." link


Anonymous said...

Well, it ain't pretty, but mind the log in your own eye: Have you heard what they do in Muslim countries to people who convert to Christianity? They kill them.

Irish4Palestine said...

Sorry Mr Zionist, it is NOT the Muslims in Gaza who are killing Christians; rather it is your racist kind who are killing the Christians in Gaza. Perhaps you should read this:

Fr. Manuel Musallam, parish priest of the Holy Family Church in Gaza said:" The Moslems among us are our brothers and sisters. We share with them their joys and their sufferings. We are one people, the people of Palestine".Moreover, a 10th grader student at the Holy Family School, Christine Wadi' Al-Turk passed away on the morning of Saturday, January 2nd 2009 due to fear and cold.Also, the Church has lost a 26 year old Catholic man, Naseem Saba, who was killed in an Israeli air raid on January 7th 2009, a day before the Israeli jets destroyed his family home where he lived with his three uncles.


As the sun rises in the east on the first day of Advent, the bells of Gaza’s churches fill the air, mixing amicably with the Muslim call to prayer. There is an air of quiet serenity, spiced with excitement, as the faithful walk to their churches and mosques, the doors swinging open, and Christians and Muslims bid each other Good Morning on yet another Sunday.
Gaza’s oldest church, the Greek Orthodox Saint Porphyrus, dates back to the 16th Century. The majority of Gaza’s Christians are served by the Roman Catholic Church on Al Zayotoun Street and the Gaza Baptist Church which offer living room prayer groups, interfaith outreach, several schools, and humanitarian/medical Christian charities staffed by both locals and internationals. Today Gaza is home to approximately 3,000 Christians, the majority of whom live near these Gaza City churches.


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