Sunday, February 5, 2012

Israeli bill aims to grant financial aid to Haredi youths leaving religious world


A new bill advanced by Meretz MK Zehava Gal-On aims to provide financial aid to youths leaving the religious world, similar to that given to new immigrants upon their arrival in Israel.

Three years ago, Tel Aviv resident Eli Bitaan, 21, abandoned the prestigious Ponevezh Yeshiva in Bnei Brak and left the religious world. These days, he’s trying to fulfill his dream and get into Tel Aviv University’s Law School. Without a high-school matriculation certificate, and devoid of any financial backing from his family, Bitaan is, for the third time, trying to pass required predatory classes while working toward his high-school diploma.  [...]


5 comments :

  1. Recipients and PublicityFebruary 5, 2012 at 7:29 PM

    This is a stupid bill. Someone from the religious parties should sponsor a bill to pay for the Jewish education of anyone who willingly leaves the secular world and wants to become Torah-observant.

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  2. I'm not sure why they should be different than anyone else who was denied an educastion for lack of funds, abusive parents etc.? Does the stae provide a package for these people?

    "This is a stupid bill. Someone from the religious parties should sponsor a bill to pay for the Jewish education of anyone who willingly leaves the secular world and wants to become Torah-observant."

    I don't think that's a fair comparison. These people need money to live.

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  3. >trying to pass required predatory classes<

    Should be 'prepratory classes' probably!

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  4. I'm dati and I fully supprt such a bill.

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  5. With all due respect, why wouldn't the correction I pointed out be made?

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