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Jun 24, 2014

Rac Cohen bans higher education for women

Rav Shalom Cohen, president of the Moetzet Chachmei Hatorah of Shas, has authored a letter coming out strongly against women taking courses for academic degrees - not just in real universities, but even in Haredi campuses.

Rav Cohen says the problem is that the teachers n these schools have studied in universities and do not have a proper torah-based hashkafa. As well, much of the material is gleaned from research and scientific methodology that opposes the ways of the Torah.
source: Kikar

Besides for placing much of the burden of earning a parnassah on the women, and now limiting them and their ability to learn for a parnassah, be qualified, and be able to earn a decent wage, it makes me curious what Adina Bar Shalom has to say about this.

Adina Bar Shalom is the founder of the Michlala Haredit, and has been the driving force behind the movement in the past 10 years or so for haredi women, and even men, getting degrees. Bar Shalom is also the daughter of Rav Ovadia Yosef and seemingly had his blessings for her activity.

Also, if the problem is the material is not torah-based, rather than an issue of tzniyus or the fallback issue of "kol kvoda bat melech pnima" - why is this a ban only for women from getting degrees and not also on men?

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1 comment:

  1. Without college degrees and decent paying jobs, how are we supposed to pay for Haredi arnona discounts (80%?? 90%?)


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