Haredi schools ignore Independence Day

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As the nation watches the International Bible Quiz, the Israel Prize ceremony and the celebratory IDF flypast and flotilla on TV, and takes over the parks and nature reserves in honor of the State of Israel’s 63rd Independence Day, for tens of thousands of children it will be business as usual at school like any other day.Close to 50,000 students in haredi schools will be studying even though the State declared Independence Day as a national holiday, a day even the Arab sector’s schools and institutions are closed.

The haredi schools for first to eighth graders receive up to 55% state funding and their decision to hold classes on Independence Day has enraged many elements within the education system that see the fact that classes are being held during the State’s holiday as an act of defiance against the State’s independence.

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