Video: After Court Fight, Ex-Neturei Karta Leader's Children Admitted To School With Gender-Bending Results
After their father won a court fight to get them there, Moshe Aryeh Friedman's boys were enrolled today in a hasidic school in Antwerp. The catch? It's an all girls school, Benoth Jerusalem, and Friedman wanted his boys to go to school there. Even stranger, Friedman has already filed suit against an all boys haredi school that refused to enroll – you guessed it – Friedman's daughters.
Friedman is obviously exploiting Belgian law to stick it to various factions in the hasidic community that he's having a dispute with – perhaps, for example, the alleged attempt by Rabbi Leib Glanz, his brother Menashe Ganz, and allegedly Satmar's Untied Talmudical Academy to steal the title to Friedman's Brooklyn, New York home. Satmar has allegedly been using other hasidic groups as proxies in its fight with Friedman, which could help explain Friedman's bizarre schooling choices for his children.
At any rate, the hasidic world is up in arms over Friedman's gender-bending.
An order was reportedly issued from a New York beit din last week ordering Jews everywhere to shun Friedman. The order has allegedly been posted in dozens of Antwerp synagogues.
[Hat Tip: Seymour.]