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The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2022

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Nosson Scherman

An American Haredi rabbi best known as the general editor of ArtScroll/Mesorah Publications, Nosson Scherman was born in 1935 and raised in Newark, New Jersey, where his parents ran a small grocery store. Since its foundation in the mid-1970s, the company has produced more than 700 books, including novels, history books, children's books, and secular textbooks. It is now one of the largest publishers of Jewish books in the United States. In May 2022, Scherman expressed fear that members of the Orthodox community in New York could face imprisonment under new regulations whereby local school districts will determine whether non-public schools are meeting the standards of “substantial equivalence” to public schools. “Parents will be subjected to prison,” Scherman claimed in an interview. “They’ll be considered keeping their children for a truant, unless they switch them out of the schools that the state disapproves of.” (Photo: Youtube screenshot)

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