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Rivky Said,
February 10th, 2011 @2:36 am  

In the USA it depends on which hassidic community you’re asking about. Some are very insular and would never attend a mixed setting.

Others, such as Lubavitch and Breslov attend mixed secular (non religious) Universities all the time. Many men and women in these hassidic communities go on to become doctors, lawyers, teachers, professors, etc.

They are careful not to allow any situations that go against modesty. They have been very successful at making both worlds work at the same time, and it has worked out well.

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Aryeh M Said,
February 10th, 2011 @2:56 am  

Lubavtich (Chabad) seems to have no problem with its youth attending secular venues. For most other Chassidic groups, there are few venues that are open to them. Touro College provides some of these. Others are provided by secular universities but run on the campuses of religous institutions for either men or women. These include vocations that will require the graduates to be open to the general public but at least provide their instruction in venues that observe modesty and Jewish holiday schedules.

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The Sage Said,
February 10th, 2011 @3:02 am  

While there are orthodox Jews that go to regular universities the trend today is towards online learning or satellites. In one example, there is a Masters program associated with a major university. The professors come to the students and the students almost never step foot on the campus. There are also many places set up to accommodate e-learning. The purpose is to avoid foreign ideas and casual mixing of men and women. [Yes this will probably happen in the workplace, but why not err on the side of holiness.]

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?????? Said,
February 10th, 2011 @3:24 am  

Further learning is Beit Midrash, and Jewish institution are i.e.- Yeshivah University.
More Torah is learned through Beit Midrash really, but it depends. If one goes to a Kolel, they will probably learn as much as if they go to Beit Midrash.

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