Funding for 20 Yeshivos Ketanos Withheld
By Yechiel Sever
In an urgent letter to Attorney General Mani Mazuz, Atty.
David Glass, representing the Union of Yeshiva Managers,
stated objections to a decision not to approve the funding of
20 yeshivos ketanos that opened in 5768.
In his letter Atty. Glass noted that these institutions had
passed all of the legal requirements, yet have not been
provided funding by the Education Ministry following an
unwritten directive by Atty. Dorit Morag, the Education
Ministry's legal advisor, who offered no clear
The only certification these yeshivas lack is the inspection
certificate, yet the longstanding educational institutions
did not receive a signed inspector's report in 5768. The
Education Ministry is deliberately overlooking the new
institutions, although a law regarding this issue was passed
and the High Court issued a directive that funds should be
withheld only as of 5769.
In addition to Atty. Glass' letter, UTJ representatives in
the Knesset are working to arrange funding for these
yeshivas, which are bowing under the financial burdens they