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Antwerp girls' school forced to admit boys
Published: 02.01.13, 14:15
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1. Wait,is that in Antwerp or Chelm?
ORA ,   JERUSALEM   (01.02.13)
They think these boys are going to sit there, looking like enveloppes with any adress on it ? Might be. But,happy intermarriages is more probable.
2. toothpick!
he is as haraidi as a toothpick! show me a haradi who sends his sons to a girl school?
3. If you expect taxpayer subsidies...
Mikesailor ,   Miami, FL   (01.02.13)
then discrimination should end. Therefore, Jewish, Islamic, Catholic schools etc. should not be subsidized and should be opened to all.
4. State money
niles ,   zw   (01.02.13)
If you accept state funds, don't be upset when you have abide by state laws.
5. There's simple answer to it ,...
split ,   US   (01.02.13)
Get rid of subsidy or obey the law just like everyone else ,...
6. Immigrants from NYC?
Sherlock Holmes ,   London England   (01.02.13)
Were there no Jewish schools in New York. Why come to Antwerp to find Jewish schools? Could it be because the Satmar Rov made it clear that Naturei Karta activists who support Iran are misguided outcasts? Those who support the new Haman who wants to wipe Israel off the map, who says only nukes can solve the 'Israeli problem' -- they have separated from Klal Yisrael.
7. If the school takes the money, they have to follow the rules
8. 2 Only.. a toothpick is Kosher ...
ORA ,   JERUSALEM   (01.02.13)
You don t use the same toothpick to clear the teeth for halavi,and basari meals.
9. If u
Sam ,   Belgium   (01.03.13)
What are u talking about ,,he's aviraian lover and gets money from Iran ,,his kids should be allowed in .. He denies the holocost with its 6.000.000 victimes
10. #1. You, dear lady, are WRONG!
A ,   Belgium   (01.02.13)
This man is an instigater, a holocaust denier disguised as a Jew, an outcast who no synagogue wants as a member, who uses his children as his shields to defend his perverse ideas, no different than hamas using children as THEIR shields. My wife has taught in ultra orthodox and religious zionist schools in Antwerpen...guess what? Intermarriage is not a factor. Becoming disillusioned with the hypocracy of Judaism as this trash Friedman represents it, definitley is.
11. No 10 This trash does not represent Judaism
12. To no 3 You allways with yr stupid remarks
13. "old" news
Charles ,   Petach Tikva   (01.03.13)
Was published 21/12/2012 in an Antwerp paper . The State does NOT fund schools , it are the different governements . In this case , the Flemish one . This school should already since long been denied subsides , they don't follow the official program . This girls school claims that she has not the necessarry accommodations to receive boys . There is a satmar school in Antwerp , but they probably did'nt accept those boys either . Jewish education in Antwerp is NOT in danger , there is at least one where boys and girls are together .
14. 10 The father being evil,there is no..
ORA ,   JERUSALEM   (01.03.13)
reason to despair about these poor boys. I sincerely hope somebody will help them to get on the right path.
15. I was in a non-jewish state school..
ORA ,   JERUSALEM   (01.03.13)
in Antwerp for ONLY girls.Boys were not allowed. I wonder how the state could force a girl school to accept boys.
16. This is why private religious schools should not accept
government money. They need to raise the tuition and solicit donations and minimize curriculum to cut expenses to keep the government out of their business.
17. Ora , 15 . It was many years ago
Charles ,   Petach Tikva   (01.03.13)
Then schools could also teach in the French language . Today none of them exist anymore [ exept in private schools ] , laws have changed .
18. Yes Charles,things have changed...
ORA ,   JERUSALEM   (01.03.13)
I saw lately an old film with Spencer Tracy. A young girl brings him at her home,and proposes : Can i bring you a glass of MILK?
19. It is sad :-)
Tom ,   Poland   (01.03.13)
Why school should admit boys. It is again school's law. That school is only for girls. Many years ago were in Poland schools which admitted only boys or girls. That kind of schools gave very good education in that times. Students were proud of their school. I see only one way. Do not accept taxpayers subsidies. If you do that, your hands are tied
20. I'll bet they have a dress code
Gee ,   Zikron Yaakov   (01.03.13)
And for their students - it includes dresses. So long as they wear dresses to school like ALL the other students - fine.
21. Tom , 19
Charles ,   Petach Tikva   (01.03.13)
Will you pay thousands of Euros ? Schools that do not follow the standards , are NOT recognised , and their students will have to pass exams in order to follow higher education . Those school laws are against the governement laws .
22. to No 1
Avi ,   Antwerp Belgium   (01.03.13)
This article misses the point that Friedman is rejected by our Jewish community in Antwerp as a whole. Therefore he can't register his kids into any Jewish schools (and there are quit a lot here) because he is a traitor and a sick guy that denies the holocaust and is a neturei karta. Aside from that I'm not religious and I love the Belz hassidic community here in Antwerp, it's not like in Israel here the community helps each other...and if they wanna have a girls only department in the school so be it, it's their life. oh and Ora, stop critisising our nice community!! thank you
23. 20 Gee,don t you think these poor..
ORA ,   JERUSALEM   (01.03.13)
boys suffer enough like that? They need help !
24. 22 Avi,I am very sorry ,i didn t mean..
ORA ,   JERUSALEM   (01.03.13)
to criticise my birth country,far from that. I know well some Belzer Hassidim and i appreciate them too. In Israel they also help each other . I am very happy that you,a non religious Jew appreciate and defend Hassidim. May many secular Jews here in Israel follow your example.
25. to No 22
Tom ,   Poland   (01.03.13)
It seems to me that Jewish community in Antwerp is very cruel. You hate him because he's again Zionists and he kissed with Iran's Ahmadinejad. That means he can't have another point of view ??. Recently I read The Seventh Million The Israelis and the Holocaus. I'm under the impression. How cruel and unfair the Zionists were in that times.
26. Ora , they are the kids of their father !
Charles ,   Petach Tikva   (01.03.13)
Let he behave as a Jew towards the Jewish people , and his kids will not suffer . Regarding Belzer chassidim , i had some as colleagues , if they were an example of this sect ......
27. Avi , 22
Charles ,   Petach Tikva   (01.03.13)
If they wanna have a girls only departement wrote . First of all , it's a GIRLS school . Secondly , they can't receive governement subsides then . It's their choice : Girls only or governement money . Good luch with your negationist as the new mayor .
28. Friedman speaks Flemish?amazing.
ORA ,   JERUSALEM   (01.03.13)
29. 26 Charles,give these kids a chance.
ORA ,   JERUSALEM   (01.03.13)
Judge them for their own behaviour. This is the only way to help them become "menschen".
30. Ora & Charles
Avi ,   Antwerp, Belgium   (01.03.13)
@Ora This friedman is a disgrace to the Jewish people, I saw him on the street here in Antwerp about a month ago. And i'm glad that he is issolated because a person that is against Israel = for it's distruction and annihilation of the jews. So why should he be accepted in any Jewish institution at all? And I am proud of the Jewish nation and I always get respect from the Belzer Hassidim here in Antwerp. I realise that here in Antwerp it's somehow different, in Israel there is a big gap between Orthodox and secular..sad, because you would think that in the homeland of the jews the differences should be less. @Charles I understand your point but than on the other hand you have other jewish schools in Antwerp that are also seperating girls and boys now personally I'm against it but that's their way of living & I respect them. About the new mayor I think he is a big hypocrite and I didn't vote for him recently, either way if the sh*t hits the fan, I come to Israel ;)
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