Dena S. Davis
By Dena S. Davis
The Flawed Legal Reasoning That Says We Shouldn’t Force Secular Studies on Hasidic Jews
Writing in the Forward, Yitzchak Adlerstein and Michael Broyde recently argued that if New York State tried to force Satmar schools to provide an adequate secular education, the State would lose, because of a 1972 Supreme Court case, Wisconsin v. Yoder. This is a profound misreading of the case. In Yoder, the Court upheld the…
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