While Neturei Karta affiliated Rabbi Aryeh Friedman succeeded in his bid to have an Antwerp court compel a frum girl’s school to accept his boys, the rabbis was less successful in his latest bid as he tried to have a boy’s school accept his daughters. Realizing the chareidi yeshivos receive government funding, Friedman managed to win over the court, which subsequently ordered a Belz-affiliated Bnos Yerushalayim girl’s school accept his sons.
Friedman now tried to have the court compel the Belz-affiliated Yavne Yeshiva for boys to accept his three daughters. The same justice heard both cases. In addition, the court instructed Friedman to pay court fees in the second case in the amount of 1,320€.
The local frum community awaits an appeals court ruling in the first case, with Bnos Yerushalayim seeking to have the first verdict overturned.
It has also been learned that the paternal grandmother of the boys, Mrs. Malka Friedman, has hired an attorney seeking to have her grandchildren removed from her son’s custody. Apparently the children’s maternal grandmother will joining in, adding her name to the request to remove the grandchildren from the Friedman home. One of the issues that may be raised in the custody case is the fact that Friedman is not providing a stable environment for the children, moving frequently after being evicted a number of times for not paying rent.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)