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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Ami apologizes for running an ad that advocates teaching Yeshivah Students a skill!


Can I ask a question? What's wrong with Bnei Torah learning a skill? Doesn't the Misnah  in Mesactes Shabbos say, that a Father has an  obligation to teach his child a skill and also how to swim?

I work with a lot of Chassidim, and I can tell you, that they are mad as hell, that they cannot read or speak the language of the country they were born in. I am not talking about "Chassidishe bums" or "tuna beigels" I am talking about serious erliche yidden.

So here comes the "educated" Frankfurter who wants to deny his grandchildren what he himself was taught.
I learned as a child in a Chassidishe Yeshivah, and they had a decent English Department, some went on to college and to medical schools to become doctors...
Some became successful lawyers.... Yes, Chassidishe guys that became doctors and lawyers...
What's wrong with that?
Now "The Frank " that took the ad got hell from the "big beards" and did an about face, because he is worried that they will ban his magazine now ..

Ami Magazine, an English language frum weekly ran an advertisement for Young Advocates for Fair Education (YAFFED), an organization that lobbies for increased secular education among New York’s Chasidim.

Bearing the Talmudic quote “a man is obligated to teach his son a trade” and showing an illustration of a Chasidic boy reading a math textbook, the advertisement asserted that learning secular subjects is a religious mandate as well as the law.

In 2013 the organization used the same advertisement on a billboard overlooking New York’s Prospect Expressway.

“Last night it came to my attention that in this week's edition of Ami Magazine there is a banner ad for Yaffed, an organization with a mission to change the state of Orthodox Jewish chinuch [education],” wrote Ami editor and clown, Yitzchok Frankfurter in an email to subscribers.

“Ami Magazine has repeatedly advocated against such efforts and has condemned organizations like Yaffed. We have asked the community to unite against all those who seek to reform the Orthodox way of life, and we remain steadfast in our resolve to defeat such misguided initiatives.”

The inclusion of the advertisement, Frankfurter stated, was the result of an error in the advertising sales process, for which he apologized.

Asked for comment, Frankfurter told the Post that he could not "state more than I stated in the email." 


Yaffed founder Naftuli Moster is currently suing the state of New York for failing to implement the same standards in ultra-orthodox schools as in their secular counterparts and, according to the New York Times, the parents of several students within that system have agreed to join him, although they are doing so anonymously for fears of communal backlash.

Yochanan Lowen, a former Satmar hasid, is currently suing authorities in Quebec, Canada, including the Department of Youth Protection, for failing to force local hasidic schools to meet similar educational standards, arguing that he lacks the basic life skills to function outside of his community as a result.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

He might have a point, but do you know what kind of "issues" this Naftuli Moster who instigated the lawsuits has?

The guy is a nut just like that sleazy lawyer he hired, Norman Siegel of all people.

Anonymous said...

Somebody please translate the mysterious Aramaic kesubah once and for all...

All we hear as we sit in the chupa audience are... Bsulte du, chasan denan,something about shkolim, begabeichee, ubetraskeneichee, bsultu du again, chasan denan once again... all of this on an open mike with 2 proud eydim standing there scanning the audience to see if anybody notices how important they are...
Until then, I refuse to work or get a job... let my wife work, and let the Serbian lady watch my kids...

Derby... Luv asking my rebbetzin at 9:00 , as she enters the house... " So, how was your day, sweetheart?" Ha-ha-ha... My mother didn't raise a fool...

Anonymous said...

how you can call this Yitzy rotten Frankfurter an educated person is beyond me,i happen to know this frankfurter baloney guy,he is an illiterate empty suit,this Israel hating and pervert's (Weberman,Lev tahor etc.) loving zero,grew up in Satmar,his english writing spelling and grammar is of like an 8 year old,his iidiotic editorials every week are written by his ghost writers.

Anonymous said...

Although Frankfurter is wriong on many things, including this issue, I think he is right on letting this specific organazation put an ad in. Look up who started this organazation and you'll understand.

Dusiznies said...

8:41
He is now saying that he made a mistake
putting it in....

Listen I don't care who started the organization..
It has a great point...Yeshivos are taking money from the government with the condition that they teach the core curriculum ....
they take the $$$$$ and then make choizik from the whole English department..
If you don't want to teach, English, Math .... then don't take money ..

Anonymous said...

Oy vey iz mir, this 'honest' blogger.... Is taking up arms, in his quest to.'show' his Patriotism,...... How come so few decent people patronize this low class blog, according to this self serving self chest beating idiot, there should have been a long line inching from Dan to Beair Sheva, waiting patiently to hear and learn and drink, from his fountain of 'CHACHMA',......

Anonymous said...

this blog is a shande far the goyime, because of its low level intelligence. I always thought we jews can debate with class and style.

Anonymous said...

hey, i agree this blog is a shande. this blog owner can't even write english.