"The stereotype of Jews is that they’re highly educated, but of course that doesn’t hold for the ultra-Orthodox, whose females often don’t go to college and whose males spend nearly all their time studying the Torah, neglecting any other subject. It’s a waste of time and effort, but that’s religion, Jake.
"Now Israel, to its shame, has enabled this neglect of education by
approving the dropping of “core subjects” in Orthodox schools, allowing
nearly full-time teaching of religion. These Orthodox can now
remain blissfully ignorant of math and science (most of them already are
Israel drops science and math requirements for ultra-Orthodox schools
SCIENCE (from the Latin for 'knowledge') informs wisdom, reason and humanism. This is a 4-legged worldview within reality that maximizes well-being for individuals and society.