September 7 will mark the first day of school for over 60,000 Hasidic Jewish children who will learn absolutely nothing that’ll help them find a job.
“I’m not changing my community. I’m protecting it.”
The assignment was to choose a country of origin. But our ancestors fled death; studying Austrian Christmas would not reveal my daughter’s heritage.
Akiba-Schechter is the only Jewish day school in the country to adopt this model—but they want it to be a template for other schools.
Our local school was affiliated with the Christian Methodist church. We never imagined our son would find his Jewish identity there.
“Modesty was really important here. If the imagery was not congruent to the community’s standards, it could be a barrier.”
Students will have to perform an extra year of community service or continue immediately to university before army service.
We survivors of sexual harassment and assault are asking that you, Betsy DeVos, listen to us.
Rather than seeking to suppress objectionable speech, those who care about Israel should promote more good speech, both in the U.S. and abroad.
Millions died in the Holocaust. But how does a child’s mind relate to that? When one individual’s story is told, the number begins to have meaning.