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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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The Yeshiva Controversy, Explained

Recent events over the last few months have rekindled interest in the controversy over secular education and yeshivas. To anyone coming across the story for the first time, the prerequisites for understanding the issue may seem a daunting task. Even for those familiar with the broad outlines of the debate, certain details about the law

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Adelle Goldenberg’s Journey From Hasidic Borough Park To Harvard

Not long ago, Adelle Goldenberg was a teenager growing up in a Hasidic community in Borough Park, Brooklyn with a clear-cut future laid out before her. Like her classmates, she was expected to finish high school, get married, and raise a large Jewish family. Instead, Adelle is now poised to graduate from Harvard University. Recently,

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Why Don’t Hasidic Families Switch Schools To Get A Better Education?

“Why don’t they just switch schools?”  This is a question that we often hear in response to the stories of parents or yeshiva graduates who have experienced educational neglect in Hasidic yeshivas.  For people outside of the Hasidic world, switching schools may seem like the most logical choice. In fact, many non-Orthodox Jews have a

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Abby Stein Wants To Ensure A Better Education For Hasidic Kids

Abby Stein has made a name for herself well beyond the ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Brooklyn that she grew up in. As the first openly transgender woman raised in the Hasidic community, and a direct descendant of Hasidic Judaism’s founder, the Baal Shem Tov, Abby has a particularly unique perspective of the Haredi world. Her activism

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All Orthodox Schools Are Not The Same: A Guide To Education By Community

To people on the outside, the religious Jewish world can appear monolithic. Black hats and long beards have come to represent a way of life that follows specific rules very separate from those within secular society. But the truth is, there are many different levels of observance and affiliations within the religious Jewish community. To

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