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January 24, 2014 12:25 pm

Israel Government Backtracks on Decision to Cut Yeshiva Funding

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Minister Naftali Bennett at New York's 92nd st Y. Photo: Joyce Culver.

Ynet – The government has backtracked on its decision to cut more than 130 million NIS (roughly $37 million) in funding from yeshivas – haredi facilities in which ultra-orthodox men study Torah.

The State’s funding of yeshivas is controversial because the facilities are considered by some as sheltered hotbeds for haredi men who wish to study instead of working or enlisting into the IDF at the taxpayers expense.

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