Charedi Judaism

Confront the Charedi Taliban

By Geoffrey Alderman, September 25, 2013

I'm not in the least surprised that the Department for Education is carrying out an investigation into the education of Orthodox Jewish boys in institutions not officially registered for this purpose. On the contrary, I’m surprised that it has taken the government so long to convince itself — or to be convinced — that this is a scandal demanding investigation.

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Unity is Chief Rabbi Mirvis's toughest challenge

By Geoffrey Alderman, September 13, 2013

I believe that the unity of the Jewish people is fundamental to our survival. I believe that many, if not all, of the disasters that have overtaken us throughout history have been due, in part at least, to our disunity. I believe that Jewish self-hatred is wicked and that it is contrary to the Divine Will. These beliefs go to the core of my existence.

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Plan to curb Charedi unemployment

By Simon Rocker, September 4, 2013

A British charity is to launch an appeal for scholarships to give Charedi students in Israel better access to education and employment.

The UK branch of the Jerusalem Foundation is hoping to sponsor places at the Haredi College in Jerusalem.

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Strictly Orthodox boys ‘missing’ from school

By Simon Rocker, September 4, 2013

The Department for Education is continuing to investigate whether strictly Orthodox boys in the UK are being educated in officially recognised institutions.

Up to 1,000 boys aged from 13 to 16 were estimated to be “missing” from the school system and instead being taught in yeshivot, according to documents which emerged from the department last year.

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Chabad arrests over abuse case

By Shirli Sitbon, September 3, 2013

It emerged last week that two senior members of France’s Lubavitch community were arrested on July 31 over a paedophilia scandal at a Chabad boys’ school in Paris.

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Orthodox outrage over New Jersey law banning gay conversion

By Josh Jackman, August 21, 2013

A Charedi organisation has condemned a new state law in America banning gay conversion therapy for children.

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School broke rules with overcrowded classes

August 15, 2013

The principal of a strictly Orthodox school in Stamford Hill, north London, this week highlighted the chronic shortage of space facing teachers and pupils in the area.

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Hate attack on Chasidic schoolboys

By Anna Sheinman, July 26, 2013

Stones were thrown at Chasidic schoolboys and a window smashed in an antisemitic attack on their coach while on a trip to the seaside.

Kent Online reported that on Tuesday that the boys, aged between 10 and 14 from London, were attacked by seven teenage boys and girls who threw stones at their coach and shouted “go back to where you came from”.

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Charedi relief over rabbi vote

By Nathan Jeffay, July 25, 2013

Israel’s Charedi establishment breathed a sign of relief on Wednesday, as it kept its grip on the Chief Rabbinate in the elections for the Ashkenazi and Sephardi chief rabbis.

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Housing benefits from £20m scheme

By Anna Sheinman, July 22, 2013

A £20 million mixed use development to be built in Stamford Hill will not only help to reduce the acute accommodation shortage within the strictly Orthodox community.

It will also cater for their shopping needs, with potentially “the largest kosher food superstore in the UK”.

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