Ultra-orthodox schools called lax on secular studies  (Lax May be an Understatement)

At the ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools Pesach Eisen attended in Brooklyn, most of the day was spent studying religious texts with classes taught in Yiddish. One class at the end of the day was spent on secular subjects including English and math, enough to be ‘able to go to the food stamps office and apply.’

Source: Ultra-orthodox schools called lax on secular studies

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One thought on “Ultra-orthodox schools called lax on secular studies  (Lax May be an Understatement)

  1. Religious orthodoxies are toxic – all of them, regardless of specific belief system. A place like this is no better than a a Muslin madrasa or an evangelical Protestant ‘bible school’ – closed minds, distrust of the ‘other’, a sense of chosenness.

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