Jewish School in Brooklyn Forces Students to Delete Facebook Accounts, Pay Fine

Rabbi Benzoin Stock said the Hasidic school has had a ban on the site for several years

Thursday, Mar 29, 2012  |  Updated 7:45 AM EDT
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An all-girls Jewish school in Brooklyn says Facebook is immodest and ordered 33 girls to delete their Facebook accounts and pay a $100 fine.      

The head administrator of the Beis Rivkah High School in Crown Heights told the Daily News the site is "not a modest thing for a Jewish girl.''      

Rabbi Benzoin Stock said the Hasidic school has had a ban on the site for several years. But as Facebook grew more popular, all of its 495 students were asked to sign a formal contract not to use Facebook this year.      

Last week, 33 students were found to still be using Facebook.

Stock say they agreed to delete their accounts and pay a $100 fine, which will be returned at the end of the school year. 

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