June 10, 2023 My Hasidic Education
I recently shared a YouTube video and did a live YouTube discussion about my schoolwork in a Hasidic all-girls school in Kiryas Joel, where I grew up. Hasidic education is a frequently asked about and frequently discussed topic, so I wanted to compile the posts I’ve made on the topic here, for you to peruse.
Here is the original video on my Hasidic education:
And here is the livestream I did as a follow-up to answer your questions:
This post details the subjects my son learned in public school versus those I learned in Hasidic school, and even shows some of my schoolwork.
This post also borrows from the infamous maroon binders to demonstrate the censorship present in our schoolwork. You even get to guess what parts have been crossed out.
This post looks at some of my creative writing and the decorative notebook. The story about the plum might seem to be a bizarre piece of fiction, but it’s an example of an essay about looking out for other girls who don’t have friends.
In this post I write about how the censors would cross out the Bible and God, presumably because the holy subjects should not be mixed with the secular curriculum.
Here I write about the very inconsistent, confusing history I learned in my schooling:
I also wrote a post about my sewing class. Mind you some years during sewing we worked on whole outfits with patterns, as well as on embroidering a beautiful coverlet to go over the home phone for shabbes. It was the size of a medium home phone and said something like “for the holy shabbes” and we embroidered the words and candles and flowers.
I have many more blog posts in my archives on boys education, on the education controversy, on the economic outcome of the education system and on premarital education. Make sure to look at my posts in the education category if you’re interested in learning more!