Bais Yaakov

Bais Yaakov

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Bais Yaakov is a common name for Orthodox full-time Jewish elementary and secondary schools throughout the world for Jewish girls from religious families. While these schools share the Bais Yaakov name, they are not necessarily affiliated, though some are, for other reasons. The name comes from a verse in Exodus 19:3, in which the term "house of Jacob" is traditionally understood in Judaism to refer to the female segment of the Jewish nation. The Bais Yaakov movement was started by seamstress Sarah Schenirer in 1917 in Krak w, Poland. The first school building survives as apartments and is marked with a bronze plaque. While boys attended cheder and Talmud Torah schools (and in some cases yeshivas), at that time there was no formalized system of Jewish education for girls and young Jewish women. Schenirer saw the high rate of assimilation amongst these girls due to the secular influences of the non-Jewish schools that the girls were then attending. She concluded that only providing young Jewish women with a thorough, school-based Jewish education would effectively combat this phenomenon.
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  • Paperback | 276 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 16mm | 408g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135770497
  • 9786135770490