A panel of nine Supreme Court Justices headed by President Dorit Beinisch deliberated on Tuesday over a petition against a law that leaves haredi yeshivas independent yet allows them to continue to receive State allocated resources without being subjected to the Education Ministry’s programs.
Although Beinisch and the other justices criticized the fact that core studies are not included in the haredi curriculum, they said there appears to be no legal claim to support the repeal of the law.
The petition was filed last May by, among others, Professors Amnon Rubinstein and Uriel Reichman, in addition to Maj.-Gen. (res) Elazar Stern, demanding that the court instruct the Knesset and the Education Ministry to explain why the “unique educational and cultural institutions law” not be cancelled.
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