Yeshiva Reform Advocate Considering State Senate Run

    Naftuli Moster, the leading advocate for raising secular education standards in Hasidic yeshivas, is considering a run for State Senate in New York.

    Moster made the announcement on his Facebook page, saying he may run for New York’s 38th Senate District in Rockland County, a seat now held by Democrat David Carlucci.

    “I have witnessed dysfunction and corruption in the government first hand, and I have seen the horrible consequences of government not working for the people but rather working to preserve the status quo for self-serving reasons,” Moster wrote.

    Moster is controversial in Orthodox Jewish circles, but the advocacy group he founded, Yaffed, has received significant coverage in the mainstream press. A graduate of Hasidic yeshivas, he has almost singlehandedly made the lack of secular education in Brooklyn’s Hasidic schools a citywide issue.

    Moster wrote that he would decide on whether would run by mid-January.

    Contact Josh Nathan-Kazis at nathankazis@forward.com or on Twitter, @joshnathankazis.

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