THE NSW Jewish Board of Deputies has asked for the immediate withdrawal of a book that schools use as an HSC text, which it says contains anti-Semitic slurs.
The Board of Deputies said it had also asked for a chapter on Judaism to be rewritten and reissued to all schools that have bought the book, its chief executive, Vic Alhadeff, said.
He said senior staff members from a Jewish school had alerted the board to the book after they had begun using it in class.
"We have requested Cambridge University Press to withdraw the book immediately, given that every additional copy that is distributed means more teachers and more students are using it,'' Mr Alhadeff said.
The 2009 edition of Cambridge Studies of Religion Stage 6 has offended the Jewish group with its publication of statements including: "Much modern conflict in the world is related to the reactions of other groups to the Jewish people."