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Attracting Kollel Yungerleit to Study in a Haredi Campus (video)

By Gldmeier @gldmeier

this video has caused a bit of a stir in the Haredi community, upsetting Haredi askanim. It is an ad, a cheesy ad if I might say so myself, for the Haredi campus for engineering in Ashdod, and the recruiters go to the kollel and find the sharpest guy, the "iluy" of the kollel and make him an offer he can't refuse to entice him to come study by them.
Askanim are upset that this ad crosses a line. It was acceptable, sort of, when people who left kollel went to study - but to actively target the best kollel guys and try to entice them to leave kollel is another story altogether.
The college affiliate explained about not meaning that but they later pulled the video. Being the Internet, pulling a video like that is not so simple. Others had already made copies of it and uploaded it, and the Facebook version was not taken down either...
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