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DEBUNKING MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT YESHIVAS AND THE FRUM COMMUNITY

Published in Anash on May 24, 2022. Over the years, a lot of misinformation has been spread regarding the frum community and its educational system. Knowing the true facts is the first step to combatting the wave of disinformation spread by bad actors. Over the years, a lot of misinformation has been spread regarding the frum …

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The War Against the Haredim

Yeshiva education and the last bastion of legitimate prejudice Written by Moshe Krakowski. Published in the City Journal during Autumn 2020. In late 2014, I met with Naftuli Moster, a bright and charismatic graduate student at Hunter College who grew up in Brooklyn’s Hasidic community. He was interested in studying Hasidic parents’ attitudes toward secular …

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What Yeshiva Kids Are Actually Studying All Day

Written by Moshe Krakowski. Published in the Forward on December 26, 2018. In the last few years, advocacy groups have criticized yeshivas (Orthodox private schools) in the New York area for offering students a substandard education. YAFFED (Young Advocates for Fair Education) recently sued New York state, challenging the constitutionality of a recent amendment to an education …

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LIFE ITSELF

Written by Yisroel Besser. Published in the Mishpacha on May 10, 2022. Reb Avrohom Chaim Fruchthandler goes public Many years ago, a great rosh yeshivah told one of his closest talmidim, “Ess iz shoin tzeit — the time has come, that you should start helping other mekomos haTorah too, not just ours.” That’s what the rebbi, who was both chacham and navi, …

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PROTECTING ORTHODOX JEWISH SCHOOLS

Written by Rabbi Moshe Hauer and Michael A. Helfand. Published in the First Things on May 2, 2022. In the 1972 Supreme Court case Wisconsin v. Yoder, Amish Americans challenged Wisconsin’s compulsory education law, which required children to attend public or private school until the age of sixteen. They argued that the law threatened their religious …

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Voice.Agudah Campaign Materials

Thank you for joining the Voice.Agudah campaign. On this page you will find all the materials you need to share the campaign with your friends and family. The campaign lives at voice.agudah.org. This is where you submit a letter expressing your objection to the proposed New York State Substantial Equivalency regulations.  Below are whatsapp fliers …

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Rabbi Yoffie: Your objections to yeshivos do not justify misrepresentation

Written by Rabbi Yehoshua Pinkus. Published in the Times of Israel on September 20, 2021. There is a striking irony in Reform Rabbi Eric Yoffie’s preaching to the Orthodox community about how best to educate their young (The Blogs, September 9, 2021) when compared with the results of other public and so-called Jewish educational systems. But more disturbing than his …

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The Regents’ plan to regulate nonpublic schools in New York is terrible. Here’s why | Opinion

Written by Nicholas Tampio, Published in the luhod on March 18, 2022. The New York Board of Regents is about to narrow the range of education opportunities in the state. If you like that all schools focus on standardized testing, then this is a welcome development. If you would like families to be able to …

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