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NY Times Article Attacking Chassidic Yeshivas Faces Major Backlash From Community Leaders

By 09/12/2022 9:00 AMNo Comments

Social media users and Chassidic leaders from New York have spoken out against the hateful New York Times article meant to singularly target Yeshivas.

In an attempt to push the government’s invasion of yeshivas and their curriculums, the NY Times article titled “Failing Schools, Public Funds”, struck the wrong chord with the Jewish community in the Big Apple.

Causing a Twitter storm, some users who were not even Jewish, also raised their voices against the evident discrimination. Melissa Braunstein, a journalist, wrote, “Before you even get to the article, NYT’s headline is already bad: “In Hasidic Enclaves, Private Schools Flush With Public Money.” This plays on the trope of Jews as greedy and unethical with money.”

NYS Assembly Member, District 48, Simcha Eichenstein who represents Borough Park and parts of Midwood, wrote, “The result of a two-year @nytimes investigation is a pitiful rehash of cherry-picked data and inaccuracies, peddled by the same group obsessed with Orthodox Jews. What’s clear is that the NYT is not interested in the positive value of our schools, just spreading lies for clicks.”

In response to Eichenstein’s tweet, Chaim Deutsch, Former Chairman of @NYCJewishCaucus, said, “Hasidic New Yorkers are doctors, lawyers, businessmen, elected officials, journalists, and more. There are thousands of stories of success in the community. Instead, the Times chose to focus on a few unfortunate cases. It’s a shameful & transparent attack on Orthodox Jews.”

Other comments to the article were posted by lawyer Brooke Goldstein, David Shor, Vice-chair Community Board 12 Yaakov Kaplan, and several others. 

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