Update on This American Life story


I wrote recently about the story on This American Life concerning the   East Ramapo school district who school board has been controlled by Orthodox and Hassidic Jews. School budgets have been cut and special education funds for public schools have been illegally diverted to private religious school called Yeshivas.

The September 2014 Freethought Today Black Collar Crime Blotter includes Gavriel Bodenheimer, 71 of Morisey, new York who was arrested and charged with first degree sexual abuse and 3 counts of 1st degree criminal act. Bodenheimer is an Orthodox rabbi and principal of Yeshiva Bais Mirkroh  is accused of molesting a 7-yea-old boy in his school office in 2009-10. Bodenheimer is a leader in the movement to divert money from public schools and into the private school system. This provides an interesting twist to the story.

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