Why is Anshel Pfeffer afraid to come out strongly in favour of proper education? When did it become controversial to insist that children receive a high-quality education (science, math, history, arts, physical education)? Only a fool would suggest that these are debatable controversies. If you acquiesce to the demands of a backwards group of people who want to live in previous centuries you are complacent in stripping these children of a quality education! How can one call themselves a Zionist Jew and allow this to occur? This is 2010, get with the program, you can observe whatever you want to and however you want to, and to whatever degree you want to, but the state cannot contribute to a a non-education on the public's purse. The state further cannot allow children to be robbed of an education due to "tolerance" of the "values" of moronic parents, even if it is subsidized. Give these children all the religious education they want, but NOT at the exclusion of the fundamentals.
from the article: Israeli apathy is to blame for ultra-Orthodox arrogance