No higher education for girls! Dangerous!

Education for girls is dangerous!

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Ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect bans ‘dangerous’ higher education for women
23 Aug, 2016

It is “dangerous” for women to be university-educated and the practice is now banned among the Satmar sect of ultra-Orthodox Jews. The ban is to prevent “secular influences” in the “holy environment.”
“It has lately become the new trend that girls and married women are pursuing degrees in special education. Some attend classes and others online. And so we’d like to let their parents know that it is against the Torah,” reads the decree, written in Yiddish and translated by The Independent.

The decree was issued by Satmar rabbis in New York, where the sect is based, but will apply to all its followers globally.
“We will be very strict about this. No girls attending our school are allowed to study and get a degree. It is dangerous. Girls who will not abide will be forced to leave our school,” the decree reads. “Also, we will not give any jobs or teaching position in the school to girls who’ve been to college or have a degree.”

What is Satmar?

Satmar is one of nine major sects of Hasidic Judaism, a spiritual revival movement that began in the 18th century in what is now Western Ukraine and spread from there. The sects are named after the towns in Eastern Europe from which their adherents came. They remain radically insulated from the secular world that surrounds them, forming their own self-sufficient communities and economies. Education for girls is not seen favorably…

Every religion has its extremes

While today most look at Islam as the religion harboring many fanatics, many religions have “sects” that deviate from the mainstream.
Fanaticism and extremism are a plague and pops up everywhere. Unfortunately girls and women are mostly the first victims.
All based on what?
I have many Jewish friends and most are very open and tolerant.

Fanaticism. See here a good definition:
Fanaticism is defined as extreme devotion or zeal. An example of fanaticism is following a set of rules even to the extent of killing other individuals.

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