Wednesday, February 10, 2016
The speech reaches over 100k views
The Rechnitz speech has hit the 100k views mark on YouTube. The speech continues to make waves and is not going away, sparking debate about the issue of school acceptance. Some felt it gave a voice to those who have none while many were upset at the content and what was said specifically about yeshivaleit. This article appeared in the left wing Israeli Haaretz newspaper, What I learnt from a speech in Lakewood NJ. The speech was followed up by clarifications, apologies, Roshei yeshiva spoke out publicly against the degrading of kolell youngeleit and the bad portrayal of Lakewood as a result. Experts involved with school placements said its really is a numbers issue due to Lakewood's growth. Now that parents are waiting to hear back from schools who they applied for, lets see if the speech has had a impact in a good way.