Court: No more wall separating Ashkenazim, SephardimRead the whole piece, but... really!? We've all heard about anti-Sephardi discrimination in Charedi schools in Israel, but - wow.
Petition filed with High Court about more than a year ago after haredi school was suspected of ethnic discrimination. Judges rule courtyard wall separating Ashkenazi, Sephardic students must be taken down
Kobi Nahshoni Published: 01.15.09, 15:26 / Israel Jewish Scene
After a year of deliberations, High Court Justices Edmond Levi, Hanan Meltzer and Edna Arbel ordered the Beit Yaakov religious school and the Independent Education Center to nullify within a week all discriminatory practices and protocols that separate between Ashkenazi and Sephardic students, including the removal of a wall in the school's courtyard, unifying the two teachers' rooms meant for two different "learning tracks" and cancellation of the unlawful levies on parents of students in the "Ashkenazi-Hasidic track."
On the flip side, if you're the Sephardi here: Why would you send your daughter to a school that has walls separating your kids from everyone else?
Why send your kid to a school that whites-only bathrooms and drinking fountains?ReplyDelete
someone, somehwere, sometime needs to stand up
Agreed, and I thought about that, but this is not the same: There ARE (plenty of quality) schools which are not putting up walls and discriminating against Sephardim.ReplyDelete
The irony in ALL of this, is that this is done by people that supposedly believer in ahavat israel and achdut and all that good stuff.ReplyDelete
I actually know of two Ashkenazim with Sefardi-sounding last names who have CHANGED THEIR NAMES because they had a hard time getting their kids into school.ReplyDelete
I've said it before and I'll say it again now: we don't have to worry about goyish anti-semitism: we Jews do such a good job of descriminating against each other.ReplyDelete
It took a year of deliberations to reach that obvious conclusion?ReplyDelete
In this month's Where What When in Baltimore, an article relates that charedi schools in Israel are also separating kids who come from American born kollel couples. They'll probably have a harder time challenging this in the Supreme Court, but it is also pretty bad.ReplyDelete
Here's what happened with the Chinuch Atzmai Situation in Israel- written here on my blog.ReplyDelete
It's pure discrimination, plain and simple. And no, the problem hasn't been resolved yet. Rabbanim have said it'll take years to clear up.
So sorry- I think the link isn't working. Here ya go:ReplyDelete
And Anon- I know Sephardim who have done it as well- it's quite common among those with Ashkenaz moms and Sephardi dads.ReplyDelete