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  2/9/2014, Adar 9, 5774

Zionist, Hareidi Yeshivas Join Forces to Fight Funding Cuts


In a rare move, Zionist yeshivas joined forces with their hareidi counterparts Sunday to petition the High Court over the controversial decision to cut yeshiva funding by Finance Minister Yair Lapid.

Lapid's decision to cut funding came following a High Court ruling last week stating that the government should stop funding yeshivas with 18-20 year-old students who received draft calls and did not enlist. The move sparked fury from the hareidi community, prompting a dramatic protest in Jerusalem and an act of arson in Ashdod on Thursday.