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And in a series of reports by Sonja Sharp they expose the biggest scandal of all at Brooklyn's Yeshivas:
In Orthodox Judaism, men are religiously required to study the Torah, and only they are believed to have the intellectual and spiritual capacity to parse the Talmud. Put simply, Jewish boys are too important to be bothered with frivolous concepts like geometry and grammar, experts on the communities said.
“For a young Jewish teenager, it’s a waste of time because he’s supposed to be studying Talmud, Bible, Jewish codes,” said Zalman Alpert, a librarian at Yeshiva University and an expert on Brooklyn's Orthodox communities.
“No matter which Orthodox community you’re talking about, the girls end up getting a better education in secular studies.”