Letters Discussion Forums

Rabbi Bombach’s approach to education is visionary

  • Letter logo 4
Kol hakavod to Rabbi Menachem Bombach, whose visionary actions are highlighted in a recent edition of the SA Jewish Report (28 August 2020).
by Edna Freinkel, Johannesburg | Sep 10, 2020

He grew up in Mea Shearim, but obviously, with great difficulty, extended his education beyond the narrow range he experienced in his Haredi environment.

He “made it his life’s work to help other Hasidim get a more well-rounded education to benefit them and Israel as whole”.

Coming at the end of South Africa’s Women’s Month, it was shocking to read that less than 7% of Haredi women have a “full secondary school matriculation certificate”, whereas at his schools, boys and girls cover the entire official Israel matric syllabus.

Here is a rabbi who is working towards the coming of Mashiach, encouraging the development of “the moderate middle of each community to work together to preserve the community … deepen our values and identity, while at the same time becoming a part of the world”. 

Comment

  1. RadEditor - HTML WYSIWYG Editor. MS Word-like content editing experience thanks to a rich set of formatting tools, dropdowns, dialogs, system modules and built-in spell-check.
    RadEditor's components - toolbar, content area, modes and modules
       
    Toolbar's wrapper 
     
    Content area wrapper
    RadEditor's bottom area: Design, Html and Preview modes, Statistics module and resize handle.
    It contains RadEditor's Modes/views (HTML, Design and Preview), Statistics and Resizer
    Editor Mode buttonsStatistics moduleEditor resizer
      
    RadEditor's Modules - special tools used to provide extra information such as Tag Inspector, Real Time HTML Viewer, Tag Properties and other.
       

Newsletter

My Place advert 300px x 300px 110820

kosherworld

AfrikaTikkunApril

Yad Aharon GENERIC2020

Chev36ONEJR-GIF-300x300-updated
 

Follow us on