Thursday, December 11, 2014

A Note from the Editor of AMI Magazine

Last night it came to my attention that in this week's edition of Ami Magazine there is a banner ad for Yaffed, an organization with a mission to change the state of Orthodox Jewish chinuch. In the furtherance of that goal Yafed is also reportedly pursuing legal action against New York City and State.

Ami Magazine has repeatedly advocated against such efforts and has condemned organizations like Yaffed. We have asked the community to unite against all those who seek to reform the Orthodox way of life, and we remain steadfast in our resolve to defeat such misguided initiatives.

The inclusion of the ad for Yaffed was due to a mistake in the advertising sales process, which we are immediately correcting, and we apologize for our error in this matter.

Yitzchok Frankfurter


  1. From the Yaffed website - their mission. For the life of me I simply cannot understand how this is a bad thing:

    "Our Mission

    YAFFED is an advocacy group committed to improving educational curricula within ultra-Orthodox schools. Our work involves raising awareness about the importance of general studies education, and encouraging the leadership of the ultra-Orthodox world to act responsibly in preparing their youth for economic sufficiency and for broad access to the resources of the modern world.

    We encourage compliance with relevant state guidelines for education while maintaining respect for the primacy of Judaic studies and the unique cultural and religious values of the ultra-Orthodox community. Our mission is to ensure that all students receive the critical tools and skill sets needed for long-term personal growth and self-sufficient futures."

  2. TREIF THEY ARE GOING TO DICTATE TO THE LEADERSHIP! they state they have respect for "the unique cultural and religious values" I guess they never understood what dass ball habayis is and what daas torah is.

    Nebach they feel that the need for economic sufficiency is predicated on broad access to the modern world. The parnossa and success of thousands of our bnei torah who go out to make a living compared with the college educated rate of unemployment shows that their secular outlook is flawed. (not including the 25% attrition rate of intermarriage by jewish college students including those who start out frum)