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Jason Bedrick

Supporting Choice in Education Is A Jewish Value

June 17, 2015, by

Education has always been a Jewish priority. The Talmud exhorts us to remember favorably Yehoshua ben Gamla, “for were it not for him, the Torah would have been forgotten by Israel.” Concerned that the children of poor families—particularly orphans—did not have access to a quality Torah education, ben Gamla mandated that every Jewish community hire teachers to educate