May 5, 2016
Tafkid, meaning position or job, is an organization in London created introduce Charedi children to life beyond their insular community, to teach subjects like English and Math and to help them find jobs. Ultimately, such an organization’s mission is to provide Charedi children with a future beyond Talmudic study and to reduce the poverty within the community.
The Charedi community in London has decided to warn their members that children should not be working. Any organization offering them a job, like “Tafkid” is actually enticing children to go “off the derech” (off the path). The clear statement in those words is that the community should not be self-sustaining and should live off of the provisions of others: for to work means to be misdirected.
The reality is that children who are introduced into the world beyond their insular community, who are educated beyond Talmudic studies, Yiddish and Torah represent a threat to the Charedim, not only in England but in the world writ large. When you deprive a child of an education, you are depriving that child a future. By keeping children from being properly educated and working you enslave that child forever.
That way of life is ultimately unsustainable.
Chareidim in London are freaking out because of a leaflet that offers them Jobs and Education
Below is a copy of the leaflet by an organization called “Tafkid” that offers Chareidim an opportunity to get an education or a job, Chas Ve’sholim!
The above “warning” is hinting that “Tafkid” wants to entice Jewish children to go “off the derech” …
I have a suggestion to the Chareidie leaders, if you don’t want organizations like Tafkid enticing your children …. make your own organization that helps children with free tutors and lessons in English and Math …
How about that?