Jerusalem City Hall has approved 5.8 million NIS towards the completion of 47 shuls in various stages of construction. R’ Asher Mishaeli and R’ Yitzchak Hanau, who are responsible for religious structures in the city, are credited with pushing the budget through.
Mishaeli told the committee that there was an urgent need for shuls and batei medrash for Har Choma, and area that has grown but lacks these buildings. All the requests for that neighborhood were approved and it was decided that construction in that community is a priority.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)