Sunday, January 19, 2014
10% of the Charedi teenagers in Bnei Brak are OTD
So says Mishpacha in an interview with people who work for the city of Bnei Brak in this area. What is sad is that they say that many times the kids not only go OTD but become criminals, addicts, etc. and that their efforts are not to bring back the kids to religion but to turn them into functioning members of society. Yonasan Rosenblum has written a number of times recently that kids do better in an "out of town" type community where the majority is not religious (or less religious) then in a place like Bnei Brak where everyone is religious etc. These numbers seem to bear this out.