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        12/24/2013, Tevet 21, 5774

      Rabbi Kook Urges Government to Protect Torah World


      Rabi Simcha Hacohen Kook of Rehovot participated in the Jerusalem protest conference on behalf of the Yeshiva world on Tuesday night and said, "Yeshiva students are not entitled to the scholarships given to 220,000 students every year, or to a scholastic budget equivalent to the annual 7 billion allocated for academic institutions. Israel is one of the few global Torah centers and it must be preserved. The Jewish Home Knesset faction finds it difficult to stand up to other parties determined to draft Yeshiva students. The Court has even dared to rule to postpone a circumcision indefinitely. These legislative acts threaten the spiritual core of our existence, and we must shout to the Almighty for salvation."