Sunday, March 13, 2005

Hamodia acknowledges YU!!

I couldn't believe it, but the English Hamodia on Thursday had an editorial about YU. They were commenting about the issue that arose over a month ago that the Ministry of Education did not recognize YU degrees because YU accepted credit for a year in Israel. Hamodia was commenting that this still has not been resolved and it shows how anti-religious the government is. YU degrees are accepted by the best graduate schools in America (Harvard, Yale, etc.) but are not good enough for the Israeli government because they give credit for learning Torah. Hamodia's point was that the government didn't recognize YU degrees because they can't believe that Torah is a worthwhile endeavor.

What is amazing is that Hamodia recognized YU's existence (usually they just try to pretend it doesn't exist), praised it, and acknowledged that YU students learn Torah. What is the world coming to?

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