NBC report on Peter Deutsch’s JTA interview on Ben Gamla schools

The controversy heats up in Hollywood, Fla., over comments ex-Congressman Peter Deutsch made to JTA in an interview over the summer about the Ben Gamla Hebrew charter schools.

Deutsch told me the schools are cultivators of Jewish identity. Critics are questioning whether the schools, which are publicly funded, violate the separation of church and state. School administrators say Ben Gamla teaches Hebrew and love of Israel, but not religion.

Watch NBC’s report.

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