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It's Not Antisemitic to Expose New York's Hasidic Education Crisis

Jews in America are not living under the Tsar, Stalin or Hitler, despite ultra-Orthodox and conservative claims in the wake of the New York Times reports and state education board vote. And that's not the only fundamental error right-wing pundits make

Joshua Shanes
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Joshua Shanes

"WAR!" reads the large red headline of Der Blatt, the weekly Yiddish newspaper published by the Satmar Hasidic faction centered around Kiryas Joel, in New York state, in response to new Board of Regents oversight regulations on yeshivas, requiring them to teach the same core subjects, in English, covered by public schools, and which passed unanimously last week. "New York State declares war against its Hasidic residents."

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