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  6/23/2013, Tammuz 15, 5773

Hesder Yeshivas Call for Cancellation of Budget Cuts


The heads and managers of hesder yeshivas, which combine Jewish studies and military service, called on the government, Sunday, to cancel massive budget cuts intended for the hesder yeshivas as well as hareidi-religious yeshivas without any connection to the Israel Defense Forces. Meeting in a special session, they heard that there are yeshivas with difficulty paying suppliers and salaries.

The motion also called for support of Minister Naftali Bennett, who expressed his solidarity with those in attendance. He noted that the law reflects Torah study as a national value which meant a commitment to funding.