It appears that a welcome growth in the number of bnei torah in Eretz Yisrael has resulted in a drastic cut in the overall budget. According to a Kikar Shabbos News report, in the current budget that was given out on Monday for the yeshivos and kollelim, NIS 90 was deducted from every avreich and NIS 45 from every talmid yeshiva.
In total, they were deposited in yeshiva and Kollel accounts – NIS 415 for each yeshiva student and NIS 747 for each avreich. This suggests that this is a cut of millions of shekels from yeshivas.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)