Excerpt:

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has recommended that Jewish schools teach Islam as part of the new GCSE religious studies curriculum which requires them to teach a second faith.

Rabbi Mirvis and other Orthodox groups had originally lobbied against the changes to the course, which come into effect next September.

But he has now made a virtue of necessity and said that teaching Islam will give children the opportunity to learn about a "poorly understood" religion.


Read the complete original version of this item...