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    • Ben Azai
    • 28.05.07 | 22:48 (IDT)

    I am happy to see that these schools follow the correct halachic view that any halachically Jewish child shoud be accepted for Jewish education -- regardless of his parents level of observance. This was once the case in London, but as demand for places outstripped supply, schools raised more and more barriers to acceptance until children from less observant homes are excluded from most Orthodox schools. Like Paris, most of London's strictly Orthodox schools come near the top of the league tables for exam performance in National Curriculum subjects.

    from the article: Not God's policemen
    First published 00:00 25.05.07 | Last updated 00:00 25.05.07
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