Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Gov’t must explain continued kollel payments


The High Court of Justice on Wednesday demanded that the government explain within 90 days why it continues to pay income support allotments to married men studying full time in institutes for full-time, advanced study of the Talmud and rabbinic literature (kollels).

In June 2010, the High Court ruled that the government could not continue providing allotments only to ultra-Orthodox students, while other students, such as those studying at university, do not receive similar income support. The court said that the practice was illegal and discriminatory.

2 comments:

  1. http://www.noseweek.co.za/article/78/NOT-MADE-IN-HEAVEN

    NOT MADE IN HEAVEN

    Karin Barnard’s quickie conversion - and her marriage to construction tycoon Saul Berman - have exposed fault lines that are threatening to split South Africa’s Orthodox Jewish community ...

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  2. Not a big deal. As long as the Chareidi parties hold the balance of power in the coalition, nothing will change.

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