Talmud Torah Principals to Meet in Jerusalem Next Week
By Yechiel Sever
Principals of talmudei Torah and other exempt institutions (mosdos pettur) around the country are scheduled to attend a conference in Jerusalem next week to discuss efforts to combat various decrees issued by government officials as part of their attempts to sabotage the Torah-true education system and forcibly alter the traditional approach to education handed down from generation to generation.
To resist such changes, in recent years gedolei Yisroel, led by Maran HaRav Eliashiv shlita, oversaw the founding of Iggud Mosdos Hapettur ("Union of Exempt Institutions") to safeguard the independence of the chareidi education system in Eretz Hakodesh.
The Iggud recently convened to consider the matter of a provocative High Court petition filed by the Movement for Quality in Government and extra-parliamentary organizations to challenge the status of exempt talmudei Torah. To stand up to these organizations the Iggud hired the law offices of Kabiri-Nevo-Keidar, which specializes in cases involving various school systems.