Some E. Ramapo yeshivas fail to prepare pupils in secular studies
Yoel Falkowitz, a Hasidic father of three, feels that the education his children are getting in a Yeshiva will leave them and other ultra-orthodox Jewish children unprepared to succeed in the outside world. (Video by Seth Harrison/The Journal News)
Public schools superintendent fails to oversee yeshivas.
NEW YORK (AP) — There was no science, no geography and no math past multiplication at the ultra-Orthodox Jewish school Chaim Weber attended. And the only reason he ever heard of the American Revolution was when a seventh-grade teacher introduced it as “story time.”
Naftuli Moster said he never learned the words “cell” or “molecule” at the ultra-Orthodox schools he attended, where secular subjects were considered “unimportant or downright going against Judaism.”