Friday, September 02, 2011

A Novel Idea: Charedim Should Work

A Guest Post By E. Fink

In the Jerusalem Post, a prominent rabbi / MK has written a scathing indictment of the Charedi education system.

Quoting divrei Chazal and rishonim he writes that orthodox Judaism demands an education system that prepares its students to earn a living and be self-sufficient. He has a plan for making this happen.

I wish him luck.

In the meantime, the sources quoted are a wonderful resource for those who wish to make similar arguments on this side of the pond. Although the problem is less severe in America, we too have a system that undervalues (mocks?) working for a living.

Have a look: J-Post

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