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U.S. school stops Hebrew classes for promoting Judaism
AP ^ | August 24, 2007

Posted on 08/24/2007 12:06:12 AM PDT by West Coast Conservative

The first Hebrew language charter school in the United States was ordered to temporarily suspend Hebrew classes on Wednesday, while officials determine whether teachers are advocating the Jewish faith.

Broward Schools Superintendent James Notter sent a letter to officials at the Ben Gamla Charter School in Hollywood, Florida, on Wednesday advising them to halt Hebrew classes until the school board could further examine the curriculum.

"If it comes up in the course of conversation, that is one thing but if it comes to promoting religion or proselytizing, we don't want it

While charter schools are generally publicly funded, they differ from regular public schools in that they are autonomous and not bound by some of the rules governing other schools. In addition, they are expected to far surpass regular public schools in terms of quality of education.

Ben Gamla is in its first week of operation as the U.S.'s first Hebrew-language charter school, but school founder Peter Deutsch, a former Democratic congressman, said he told teachers Thursday to halt the classes. He said he shared Notter's aim to ensure religion does not enter a publicly-funded school.

"His goal and my goal are really exactly the same," Deutsch said.

The ban on Hebrew will extend at least until September 11, when the board next meets. Until then, time that would have been spent on language instruction will be used teaching Israeli geography and Jewish history and culture.

(Excerpt) Read more at haaretz.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: hebrew; judaism

1 posted on 08/24/2007 12:06:14 AM PDT by West Coast Conservative
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To: West Coast Conservative
If they rule against this school, then they damn well better apply the same ruling to the Muzzie charter schools.
2 posted on 08/24/2007 1:41:54 AM PDT by NurdlyPeon (Thompson / Hunter in 2008)
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To: West Coast Conservative

they are saying “ islam good; Hebrew bad “


3 posted on 08/24/2007 2:45:17 AM PDT by sure_fine ( not one to over kill the thought process)
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To: West Coast Conservative
The ban on Hebrew will extend at least until September 11,

Ironic...

4 posted on 08/24/2007 2:51:41 AM PDT by ovrtaxt (Sworn to oppose control freaks, foreign and domestic.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

they shut down a Jewish school that will promote peace and endorse a f’n muzzie madrassas tax payer funded piece of crap in brooklyn that will promote jihad and terrorism!!!!


5 posted on 08/24/2007 3:31:53 AM PDT by nyyankeefan
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To: West Coast Conservative

Anti-semitic busy bodies!


6 posted on 08/24/2007 3:33:37 AM PDT by bvw
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To: West Coast Conservative

Christianity is not allowed to be taught in school, neither is
being a Jew, but Islam is?
This is B.S. and our politicians better come to grips with that.
Time for a revolution within.
Kick these stupids out of power.


7 posted on 08/24/2007 3:58:47 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: West Coast Conservative
If they promoted Islam, the ACLU would see nothing wrong with it.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

8 posted on 08/24/2007 4:00:12 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: West Coast Conservative
Learning Hebrew would give those students many advantages which other people do not want them to have.

If it were ever shown that Islamic charter schools enhanced achievement, the same people would try to shut them down.

This sort of thing happens when really dumb people are given way to much power.

9 posted on 08/24/2007 10:53:50 AM PDT by perseid 67
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What does Hebrew the literal word mean? Where is the foundation of Christianity based? Answer-— in Hebrew! Psalms 22 for those that do not know foretold hundreds of years before the fact what would be. One of many foretelling of this modern day script being played out over and over again.

SecularISM, another one of those modern systems of modern man named under ISM’s.

10 posted on 08/24/2007 11:03:38 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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