Jerusalem City Hall Transfers NIS Millions to Talmedei Torah

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shek.gifAfter a number of years during which the city was prohibited from doing so, Jerusalem City Hall this week distributed NIS millions to talmedei Torah classified as “not recognized” in the city towards building improvements and to acquire supplies.

In past years, legal limitations prevented the move but this year, Jerusalem Mayor Uri Lupoliansky had city legal advisors and experts establish new criteria and take necessary steps to create a new reality, now placing such action within the framework of the law.

According to Rav Ori Maklev, who holds the city’s chareidi education portfolio, he is working to bring total equality between the “recognized” and “not recognized” institutions until they both enjoy equal funding.

(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)




4 COMMENTS

  1. building improvements!
    are we talking about private property or public property? to whom do the chadarim give account to? what happens when they sell the cheder? one would think that if the cheder was headed by a certain gadol that it would include financial transparency, explaining why they charge the tuition they charge and and the salaries for the menahalim. except this is not the gadol’s department.

  2. Reb Uri Lupoliansky LOY”T (who founded and has been directing the Yad Sarah medical-equipment Gemach) is a rare exception in the Israeli government: a true Baal Chesed and Shomer Torah UMitzvos.

    As Mayor of Yerushalayim, Ir HaKodesh, he is the modern-day “Malki Tzedek, Melech Shalem.” To me his election is Aschalta DeGeulah, as the Navi Yeshayah said in the name of the Ribono Shel Olam, “VeAshivah Shoftayich KeVaRishonah…”