The Promised Podcast: Ordination Is the New B.A.

PART 1: Is Arye Dery's order to count advanced Yeshiva education and Rabbinic ordination as equal to a university degree for applicants to government jobs a good idea?

Arye Dery.
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Israel's Interior Minister Arye Dery, of the ultra-Orthodox Shas party, has issued a ministerial executive order to count advanced Yeshiva education and Rabbinic ordination as equal to a university degree, for applicants to government jobs. Noah, TLV1’s Gilad Halpern and The Forward’s Naomi Zeveloff discuss whether or not this is a good idea.

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The Promised Podcast is an inside view of how Israel can warm your heart and make your blood boil. It’s a radio show by a journalist, a professor and an NGO guy who live in and love Israel even though it drives them crazy, and who each week discuss the latest in Israeli politics, culture and society. The show is hosted by Allison Kaplan Sommer, Don Futterman, and Noah Efron.