The Jerusalem District Court issued a temporary stay of proceedings Thursday against Machon Lander (Lander Institute), an Israeli institution founded by Dr. Bernard Lander of Touro College but independent of the New York school for almost a decade, which is suffering from budgetary constraints. The stay is in effect until Tuesday, when the school hopes to get a stay of proceedings from the Justice Ministry.
The employees have not received their April salaries. Judge David Mintz cited "the good will of the workers, lecturers and top-level administration" for allowing the college to function for the last two months. He said it was unthinkable for students to bear the cost of the moratorium but the possibility of bankruptcy would also be a tragedy for them.