Emanuel, Israel – The state is warning the parents of 74 ashkenazi girls, students in a Beis Yaakov in the Shomron community of Emanuel, that if they do not return their girls to the school they will face criminal charges, trials and possibly a jail time.
The sad incident surrounds the battle in the community’s Beis Yaakov School between ashkenazim and sephardim. A High Court ruling has opened the school’s doors to sephardi girls, prompting the parents of 74 students to take their girls out, many/ most now attending what the state is calling “pirate schools” in apartments in the community.
The parents involved have received warning letters, which will be followed by a visit to each home by a truancy officer, after which criminal charges may be filed against the families involved.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)