Rabbi Menken to Newsmax: Report on Hasidic Schools ‘Classic Attack’

Rabbi Yaakov Menken, managing director of the Coalition for Jewish Values, on Wednesday rejected a New York Times report claiming that New York City’s private Orthodox Jewish Schools are depriving their students of basic education while accepting $1 billion in public money, telling Newsmax that time spent in religious studies also gives students a strong educational foundation. 

“The woke New York Times is out with another classic attack on religious values and religious education, this time targeting the Jewish community for doing Jewish education the way we have always done,” Menken said on Newsmax’s “Wake Up America.” 

The Times reported Sunday that even though the schools accept public funding, they remain unaccountable to outside oversight. 

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