Orthodox school with good education threatened with deregistration over LGBT

Mar 21, 2020 by

by Simon Rocker, Jewish Chronicle: Mechinoh School says issues related to sexuality must be ‘the domain of the parents’. A strictly Orthodox secondary school in Salford has been threatened with removal from the register by the Department for Education because it will not teach openly about LGBT people. Mechinoh, a small independent boys school, was rated as good in three out of four areas by Ofsted a year ago but was told it was not complying with requirements on equality. This...

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British rabbis “bravely” defy government directive to teach LGBT in Jewish schools

Feb 24, 2020 by

from SPUC: Defiant rabbis representing Orthodox Jewish communities in Britain have issued a statement refusing to teach LGBT-related issues in its member schools. Representing Charedi education in the UK, the rabbinate stated that their schools would “not describe to pupils lifestyles prohibited by the Torah”. Chinuch UK, set up two years ago to protect its schools and pupils from Ofsted, said it was responding to recent communications to Charedi schools from the Department for Education...

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Rabbis defy education authorities, won’t teach LGBT lifestyles in UK Jewish schools

Feb 18, 2020 by

by Paul Smeaton, LifeSite: The rabbis told Jewish school leaders to tell inspectors ‘clearly and respectfully that they do not cover these subjects.’ Jewish leaders in the U.K. have stated that they will oppose educational authorities and not allow their schools to teach about homosexual and other “lifestyles” that are “prohibited by the Torah.” Chinuch U.K., an organization that represents Britain’s main strictly Orthodox Jewish communities, has “issued a defiant challenge to the government...

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Identity Politics Enables Anti-Semitic Violence. Enough

Dec 30, 2019 by

By Erielle Davidson, The Federalist: Yesterday evening marked the seventh night of Chanukah. It also marked the ninth anti-semitic attack since the Jewish holiday began last week. According to authorities, at least five people were stabbed Saturday evening during a Chanukah candle-lighting ceremony at a rabbi’s home in the New York City suburb of Monsey. A man allegedly used a machete to stab five people, with two reportedly in critical condition. According to reports, the attacker attempted...

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Letter to The Times in response to CofE’s call for Christians to repent over antisemitism

Nov 22, 2019 by

Sir, Clare Foges speaks for many when she despairs of the Church of England’s pursuit of self-flagellation and ingratiation.  Apologising for events in 1260 (before the C of E existed), as the church does in this report on antisemitism, seems vacuous. Bishop Bell’s confrontation of the antisemitism of the right in the 1930s offers an inspiring example.  In that spirit the church should defend the faithful and brave Jews who have been harassed by the left and have been driven out of the Labour...

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LGBT teaching an abomination, Jewish judge says

Nov 18, 2019 by

By Lydia Bernsmeier-Rullow & Dan Box, BBC News: People of Jewish faith should “give up their lives” rather than follow new government guidelines to teach children about LGBT relationships, an ultra-orthodox Jewish judge has said. Gavriel Krausz described LGBT relationships as an “abomination”. He was speaking in response to guidance issued this year requiring school curriculums to teach an awareness of LGBT issues. The comments have been condemned by Jewish and LGBT...

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