Without State Oversight, Ultra-Orthodox Yeshivas Will Continue To Neglect Secular Studies
American Hebrew Academy, a Jewish boarding school that closed, will reopen.
Editor’s note, 9/18/19, 5:15 p.m.: The Forward has removed this article, published Sept. 11, after learning that it was based on an erroneous reading of public documents related to a loan agreement between American Hebrew Academy, a Jewish boarding school in North Carolina that announced its closure in June, and Puxin Limited, a Chinese educational company. An updated article on the school’s plans to reopen in 2020 can be found here, along with an accounting of the errors, which The Forward regrets.
Israel has no right to deny Iraqi Jews the same compensation that other victims of the Holocaust are receiving.
The draft as written fails to meet the standard of being “accurate, free of bias [and] appropriate for all learners in our diverse state.”
The legislation began as the initiative of a 14-year-old student who struck a friendship with a survivor.
They never ran “half a program. It always seemed like they would somehow be able to keep it going.”
“The American Hebrew Academy began as a dream, it was a dream fulfilled for 18 years, and it is a dream that must, unfortunately, come to an end.”
The closure of the American Hebrew Academy, a prestigious school in North Carolina, stunned faculty and students.