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Month: July 2021

New Documentary Reveals The Truth About Educational Neglect In Haredi Schools

The New York mayoral race brought renewed attention to the question of the state of secular education in Haredi yeshivas. While Yaffed has been fighting for a decade to end educational neglect in Haredi schools, some mayoral candidates claimed that yeshivas provide an adequate education and that the state should not interfere.  Joe Kolman, a …

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You Don’t Like My UnOrthodox Life? Try An UnOrthodox Education.

If you have come here for spoilers on My UnOrthodox Life, you’ll be disappointed because I haven’t watched it. But this post isn’t about My UnOrthodox Life per se, but about the reaction from Orthodox and ultra-Orthodox leaders, writers, and influencers to the show. Some of those writers and commentators hadn’t watched the show either. …

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Radio Host, Dr. Shalom Klein, On Breaking The Cycle Of Poverty In Haredi Communities

Dr. Shalom Klein is a highly regarded community activist and entrepreneur who hosts the popular “Get Down to Business” radio show in Chicago. Dr. Klein has done extensive work researching education in Haredi communities and providing supplemental opportunities for ultra-Orthodox students. Dr. Klein spoke with Hannah Miller about his unique career path, what motivates him, …

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