Opinion | My Fellow Hasidic Jews Are Making a Terrible …

| April 25, 2019

Whether out of shortsightedness or strategic malice, some of our religious leaders have directly fostered an atmosphere where thorough research is sneered at, the scientific method is doubted and the motivations of professionals are assumed to be nefarious and steeped in anti-religious animus. In more recent years, when the Department of Education pushed for an increase in secular studies in the citys yeshivas, some of our leaders once again instigated their community to oppose these much-needed reforms.