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July 02, 2013

Haredi Lawmakers Hurl Slurs, Pout, Fume Over Requirement To Teach Secular Studies In Haredi Schools

Haredi kids eyes covered cropped“We’re talking here about a process of elimination, not a gradual process. The purpose is to eliminate the [exempt] institutions, and there is no intent here to find common ground or to help [the haredi community].”

Haredi kids eyes covered cropped

As it now stands, haredi students on average get only four hours of secular studies per week – almost exclusively arithmetic and Hebrew language –  and those classes are taught late in the afternoon, usually by unqualified teachers.

The government is about to pass a plan to try to change that, and haredi lawmakers are reportedly fuming.

The new plan would require haredi schools to teach at lest 11 hours of secular subjects per week – less than two hours each school day of the 6-day haredi school week.

The plan reduces, but does not completely eliminate, funding for schools that do not comply.

Nevertheless, the Jerusalem Post reported, haredi lawmakers were incensed:

• MK Rabbi Moshe Gafni of the Ashkenazi haredi United Torah Judaism Party said that if the bill is passed he would recommend that haredi schools cut off all contact with the Ministry of Education.

He also called MKs Ruth Calderon and Yifat Kariv “evil.”

• MK Nissim Ze’ev of the Sefardi haredi Shas Party said the bill was an example of the “culture war” that is being waged against the haredi community by Israel’s non-haredim.

• MK Ya’acov Asher of the Ashkenazi haredi United Torah Judaism Party said, “We’re talking here about a process of elimination, not a gradual process. The purpose is to eliminate the [exempt] institutions, and there is no intent here to find common ground or to help [the haredi community].”

Related Post: Haredi Students Get On Average Only 4 Hours Per Week Of Secular Studies.

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It is unprecedented in all of Jewish history to actively fight against the Halachic (and civil) obligation to educate children.

It's like dealing with mental patients.

Michael, your supper is here.

Supper! It's not supper. I know what you are really doing. You are trying to destroy me. I will not eat. I will never eat!

• MK Nissim Ze’ev of the Sefardi haredi Shas Party said the bill was an example of the “culture war” that is being waged against the haredi community by Israel’s non-haredim.

"culture war"
not educating these children is just so wrong....i am again rendered speechless. this takes the cake.
but i guess it's not a "culture war" to take welfare left and right and let others work for you and let others worry about their sons, brothers, husbands, defending the jewish state. and not just defend our country but also to die for it.
EDUCATE YOUR CHILDREN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
or are they really that scared that they'll leave and find a more common ground to be religious? this is beginning to sound not like
yiddishkeit but a cult. omg

Theese people are not worth the effort to convince them thats its for their future good, the leaders of theese hassidim should be put in jail, stop funding the yeshivas until they educate their children properly they actually think that they are the government and try to dictate what they should be doing,they are impossible let them fend for themselfs lets see how far they will get.

The really sad thing is that Israel is number 38 world wide in GMAT scores.

The current haredi educational system is unprecedented in all of Jewish history to actively fight against the Halachic (and civil) obligation to educate children.

Thankfully, Isreal is taking steps to do something about it.

What does it tell you about the Charedi interpretation of our religion that they are scared that learning something about the world around them will destroyu their beliefs?

Haredism is the willful ignorance of fact. Mind control at it's zenith. The cult convinces the membership that intelligence is an evil thing. Functional brains are not welcome.

Denial of basic education enslaves the child to the cult for his lifetime. Even when the adult wakes up in his 20's and seeks out an education, he deals with psychological impairments to cognitive function. A life of cult membership will do that to you.

Alter Kocker--You are 100 per cent right,once you are a grownup youre die has been cast, to change is next to impossible if not impossible tottaly,the mind is a terrible thing to waste terrible.

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