Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A Step In The Right Direction

Ynet is reporting that a new college for Chareidi women will be opening in Netanya next year. The college will offer courses in accounting, bookkeeping, tax consultation and other subjects.

Personally, I think this is a step in the right direction. Someone in the Chareidi community is realizing that not every woman can be a schoolteacher or a secretary and that if the Hareidi community is to have any chance of surviving in it's present form, education opportunities for women need to be expanded. This is in sharp contrast to earlier times when, only a few short years ago, education opportunities were being taken away from women.

It will be interesting to see what (if any) opposition springs up to this college, how successful it will be and what (if any) effects it will have on the chareidi community at large.

In any event, expanding educational opportunities is usually a good thing and, as such, I'm happy to see that the chareidi community is taking a step in the right direction.

The Wolf

(As an aside, I find it funny that the picture that Ynet put up for this article is so clearly not a chareidi woman.)


Commenter Abbi said...

This is not the first such college for charedi women by any stretch. There are quite a few up and running in Yerusahalayim and of course they have all been banned by one rav or another.

Kosher educational opportunities are not the problem. Rabbinic intransigence is.

Mikeinmidwood said...

Its a great idea, and its still not going to be promoted by the chareidim, I could tell you that

Anonymous said...

Beware the blowback when you have one subgroup (females) educated and one not.

Joel Rich

Anonymous said...

LOL on the picture choice!

Jeff Eyges said...

A bad idea. Next they'll want driver's licenses. Then they'll want to vote. Where will it end?

Moreover, our gedolim have told us that fraternizing with men in the workplace can only lead to fornication - which could, chos v'sholem, lead to mixed dancing!

comfortablynumb said...

hasnt there been a charedi nursing school in Netanya for many years already?As far as I know theres not much opposition to that