Number of yeshiva students plummets

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The number of yeshiva students in the Education Ministry records dropped by an unprecedented rate of 6.5% due to the tightened supervision on yeshivot and kollelim and the conditions for receiving financial support from the State, Ynet has learned.The number of yeshiva and kollel students has been reduced by some 8,500 students since December 2010. The Education Ministry confirmed the details.

Recent years have seen a constant rise in the number of students of Torah institutions funded by the State. This trend stopped for a while during former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s second government (as a result of the Shinui party being in the coalition and the haredi parties in the opposition) – but it was not reversed, as is happening now.

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