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    • c hoffman
    • 18.12.12 | 12:58 (IST)

    the article may well have been an ad for SAR, but that school is an anomaly; few, if any of the Orthodox day schools have as great a commitment to openness and innovation; most, unfortunately, are run by 2nd-rate educators who are terrified at the thought that anything they do or say might be considered . The principal who was highlighted, R. Benyamin Kraus is himself unique in the field; he was raised in a family with deep roots in Torah; however, unlike most of his father's contemporaries in the rabbinate, R. Simcha Kraus has never shied away from confronting extremism and narrow-mindedness in the Orthodox community of synagogues and schools. Furthermore, it is R. Binyamin Kraus' mother who was and still is one of the true leaders in the expansion of excellence in Jewish education for women. The SAR experience would serve as a wonderful model for the day school movement; unfortunately, it is for the most part, an outlier

    from the article: As modern Orthodoxy dies in Israel, it thrives in New York
    First published 11:38 18.12.12 | Last updated 11:38 18.12.12
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