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TORONTO (RNS) An Ontario judge has ordered 13 children in an Orthodox Jewish sect into foster care in adjacent Quebec. But the judge stayed the order for 30 days to give the sect time to appeal.


  1. Deacon John M. Bresnahan

    There are plenty of stories out there making these Jewish parents look bad. But how much better is state foster care in Ontario???
    Here in Ma. children in foster care get abused, murdered, or just plain disappear.—The state isn’t always the answer, but the media always seems to take the state’s side.

    • What alternative is there????

      Given the choice between parents who are so abusive that their acts become news stories and no other clear alternative, it is natural to take the state’s side. Libertarian, “the state is always wrong, small government…” can only go so far. In this case, its rather silly.

      Foster care is still better than what was used in the old days, orphanages. No developed country these days has them.