In a recent article in the Jewish Press chassidic singing sensation Lipa Schmeltzer announced that he enrolled in Rockland Community College after getting a High school equivalency
“I never got an education other than biblical stuff."
“I never had the opportunity to get an education,” explained the superstar. “It’s not fair what is going on in many communities today. People are getting married yet they have no way of supporting themselves and one day they wake up and realize they can’t manage. Even if someone disagrees with the idea of going to college there are still programs which can provide a college degree so that they can make something of themselves and support their families.”…
But the rabbis who fear things like college can rest somewhat easy – Lipa is also studying for smicha, rabbinic ordination. However, he's doing that through an online program via Skype.