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  2/4/2014, Adar 4, 5774

Supreme Court Stops Budget Payment to Yeshivot


A panel comprised of Supreme Court Justices issued an interim order today (Tuesday) prohibiting issuing a budget for Yeshiva (Torah institution of learning) students aged 18-20 who have received their draft notices, but whose enlistment has been postponed until the Minister of Defense issues an order.

The petition submitted by the justices demanded the immediate drafting of the students, due to the expiration of the Tal Law. The petition claims that, in any case, there is no funding the education of those who were suppposed to be drafted after the Tal Law was no longer in effect.

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