Skip to comments.Hareidim Protest Yeshiva Funding Freeze: ‘We’re Ready for War’ (Israel)
Posted on 02/06/2014 8:37:09 AM PST by Olog-hai
Thousands of hareidim protested Thursday at the entrance to Jerusalem and in Bnei Brak over the sudden freezing of funding for all yeshivas, which was ordered retroactively by Finance Minister Yair Lapid on Wednesday. [ ]
Hareidi MKs have responded with fury to the ruling and freeze; MK Moshe Gafni (United Torah Judaism) accused the High Court Wednesday of declaring war on the hareidim, while MK Nissim Zeev (Shas) decried the ongoing campaign of persecution. The government is attacking everything connected to religion or to the Torah world.
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Lapid really sounds like a problem, needs to be removed from government so can’t do more damage to Isr?
Who is comfortable in their poverty?
Like Obama, Lapid is the son of a hate-filled extremist. He came to power presenting himself as moderate and now that he has the opportunity he is acting consistent with the values he has a history of denying.
One of the most distressing things about the extreme left (at least in USA government today) is their almost-addiction to telling lies.
If those in government (or seeking to be in government) can’t even tell the truth about themselves or their policies, then ‘representational governance’ is reduced to a bad joke.
(No matter what the voters SEEK to support, there is a complete disconnect between political campaigns and politician statements in office, on the one hand, and what the voters wind up getting — or getting done to them — on the other.)
If anything, this subversion of our system of governance is even more destructive (to America, anyway) as are the (often very harmful) policies of the current administration.
Can someone explain to me why the government of Israel has to fund them at all? Can’t they fund themselves as religious groups in America do?
Those who the government subsidizes.
The Hareidim are a bag of contradictions themselves. They insist that Zionism is against God’s will and that Jews do not have the right to rule over their own homeland until the coming of the Messiah; yet they are fine with living in Israel and living off the state, not working but spending their lives studying the scriptures.
Lapid is his own worst enemy. His leftist stances will put him out of a job.
from everything I’ve heard, Lapid needs to go.
as for the Hareidim, they are an embarrassment .. somebody needs to either talk with their rabbis and get them to shape up their sermons....or else at least cut off the welfare to able-bodied Hareidim.
I want very much to respect their religious faith but..in Judaism one’s conduct is a big big part of the deal... to be a good Jew one has to treat his neighbors correctly... and able-bodied Hareidim sponging off their neighbors year in and year out...so they can sit on their holy Hareidim asses reading their Bibles all day....
this is a distortion, a convenient comfortable distortion, and very much an abuse of their neighbors in Israel. IMHO.
Does that go also for students who are subsidized while in college or receiving graduate degrees, or are you hostile only to those whose higher-education institutions are called yeshivas, and whose subject matter is the Jewish religion in the Jewish state?
I have the greatest of respect for students of religion. My comment was meant to apply to those people who refuse to give their service to the Idf or who live off the dole instead of supporting themselves. As for students I have a good couple of gifts in my will already for Israeli schools and plan another.