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State backs away from enforcing secular studies in haredi elementary schools

Posted on 04 November 2014 by Josh Green

The government’s 2013 decision was for schools to gradually increase the total basic curriculum hours and reach 11 hours by the 2016/2017 school year.  A government plan to enforce the teaching of basic curriculum studies in the ultra-Orthodox boys elementary school system has been pushed back until 2017. In May 2013, the government approved a decision that would require haredi elementary schools to teach at least 11 hours of English, Hebrew and math, defined as the basic curriculum, in o . >>> READ MORE ...

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News Brief: Posters telling women where to walk removed from haredi London neighborhood

Posted on 22 September 2014 by Josh Green

September 21, 2014 8:50am (JTA) — Posters in English and Yiddish telling women which side of the road they can walk on were removed from a haredi Orthodox neighborhood in London. “Women should please walk along this side of the road only,” read the signs posted in the Stamford Hill area of north London, the Jewish Chronicle reported. The Hackney Council, the local government body, ordered the signs taken down following complaints from residents. They reportedly were removed on Friday. T . >>> READ MORE ...

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Minister accused of ‘deceiving public’ over haredi enlistment figures

Posted on 15 September 2014 by Josh Fallik

    Science and Technology Minister Yaakov Peri (Yesh Atid) said that haredi enlistment has risen over the past year. [caption id="attachment_1176" align="alignleft" width="300"] Anti Giyus Demostration[/caption] Despite claims by Science Minister Yaakov Peri on Sunday that haredi conscription has risen over the past year, statistics reported by IDF officials to the Knesset oversight committee for the recently approved law for haredi conscription showed an opposite trend in the sec . >>> READ MORE ...

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Lev Tahor community: From Canada to Guatemala to… the ultra-orthodox Jews without a home

Posted on 14 September 2014 by Josh Fallik

Simeon Tegel Wednesday 03 September 2014 Living in the shadows of the volcanos surrounding Lake Atitlán, the picturesque heart of Guatemala’s tourist trail, the Tz’utujil Maya of the village of San Juan La Laguna long ago became accustomed to mixing with foreigners from across the globe. But one group stood out from the backpackers passing through the area, and even the communities of Western dropouts who have made their homes around the stunning lake. These are the Lev Tahor, an ultra . >>> READ MORE ...

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Belgium’s parliament votes through child euthanasia BBC

Posted on 13 February 2014 by admin

Parliament in Belgium has passed a bill allowing euthanasia for terminally ill children without any age limit, by 86 votes to 44, with 12 abstentions. When, as expected, the bill is signed by the king, Belgium will become the first country in the world to remove any age limit on the practice. It may be requested by terminally ill children who are in great pain and who have no treatment available. Opponents argue children cannot make such a difficult decision. In the Netherlands, Belgium’s . >>> READ MORE ...

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Obama Repeals ObamaCare

Posted on 22 December 2013 by Community Voice NY

The Wall Street Journal – Dec. 20, 2013 6:41 p.m. ET It seems Nancy Pelosi was wrong when she said “we have to pass” ObamaCare to “find out what’s in it.” No one may ever know because the White House keeps treating the Affordable Care Act’s text as a mere suggestion subject to day-to-day revision. Its latest political retrofit is the most brazen: President Obama is partly suspending the individual mandate. The White House argued at the Supreme Court that . >>> READ MORE ...

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Greenfield Standing Firmly on Shifting Ground

Posted on 14 October 2013 by Community Voice NY

Editorial: This past weekend a scathing Yiddish pamphlet was circulated in Borough Park attacking Greenfield on a number of accounts. The title on the cover reads “DAVID GREENFIELD: A FAILURE: A TRAITOR”. Treason Greenfield was called out for his radio interview with Dov Lipman, an Israeli Member of the Keneset from the Yesh Atid Party.  The Yesh Atid Party, under the leadership of Yair Lapid, is a member of the current government and principally responsible for the “Share the Burden” b . >>> READ MORE ...

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Beware of Government Intrusion!

Posted on 15 August 2013 by Community Voice NY

Antwerp Haredi Schools Forced to choose between Censorship and Subsidies By Cnaan LiphshizAugust 14, 2013 1:19pm New government regulations are threatening the pedagogical autonomy of Antwerp’s haredi Orthodox schools and sowing division between hardliners and moderates over whether to bring the community’s school system into conformity with secular educational standards. Earlier this summer, the Flemish government issued decrees that would force both state-funded and private Jewish . >>> READ MORE ...

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