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.
It's relevant because the original post created a completely inaccurate analogy. Please tell me why the original analogy to Black students is accurate or helpful. That was the point of my tweet and if you don't want to discuss that, peace out.
— Beth Boyle Machlan (@beth_machlan) September 11, 2022
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.”
We are not Hasidic. But I’m not stupid, once you undo Hasidic schools, ours are next. Have you heard about the mandatory study of alternative lifestyles in the UK? If progressives get their hands on yeshivas, this is only the beginning.
— WomanSkeptic (@DomesticatedThe) September 11, 2022
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.”
Can't help feeling that these NYT reporters just don't like Hasidic Jews. In an age of identity politics this is the one group that it is OK for woke entrepreneurs to condemn for their way of life.https://t.co/JgnnGvft4X
— Frank Furedi (@Furedibyte) September 11, 2022
Other comments to the article were posted by lawyer Brooke Goldstein, David Shor, Vice-chair Community Board 12 Yaakov Kaplan, and several others.