This story on the Haaretz website made me truly sick:
"Schools to spice up bible studies with teen TV series":
The Israeli Education Ministry, in its infinite wisdom, has decided to make Bible studies more fun for secular students by creating television shows that are "based on" (but not actually about) stories from the Torah. These shows, which are shown in the classroom, are described by the article as being "Beverly Hills 90210-style drama".
Note: Joseph is described by the teacher as "strolling around in his multicolor coat" while his brothers "work their butts off in the field".
Click on the link to view the video. It has to be seen to be believed.
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