An appeal filed with a Belgium court by the Belz chassidus against Moshe Aryeh Friedman was successful and the Neturei Karta-affiliated chossid may not send his boys to a Belz girl’s school as was ruled by a lower court.
Friedman’s activities often are ammunition for the media, and this case against Belz was covered by the secular media, spreading the chilul Hashem far and wide.
Friedman’s unacceptable hashkafa and lifestyle have resulted in his being ousted by the tzibur and he has not been able to find a frum school willing to accept his children. This prompted his case to the secular courts, claiming that since the Belz yeshiva receives government funding his boys must be permitted to attend. The court ruled in his favor.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)