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The catastrophic failure of ultra-religious Jewish schools


SEEN FROM ELSEWHERE - Hasidic schools offer no education in secular subjects, beatings are commonplace, and entire generations are groomed for a life of welfare dependency. A shocking report on ultra-Orthodox communities in New York.

By Hannes Stein (Die World)

All New Yorkers who have ultra-religious Jews in their circle know something about this.

There's this brother-in-law, now a successful software designer, but who learned virtually nothing in school—nothing but prayer, Talmud, Bible study.

He is happy, he says, that he was at least taught English properly, otherwise he would have had nothing to fall back on after school.

Math, geography, American history?

No, no and no.

There is this woman who, fortunately, received a rough secular education at home (her mother read Tolkien's

Lord of the Rings

 to her on Shabbat);

but at school she didn't even learn the Talmud, because as a girl she was only to be prepared for one role: that of devoted wife and mother.

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Finally, on the plane, there is this adult, bearded Jew who, as he approaches the landing, needs help to fill his…

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Source: lefigaro

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