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Israel - 48% of Jerusalem Students Attend Charedi Schools

Published on: September 1, 2008 08:32 AM
By: Y-net
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Jerusalem, Israel - The trend of growing numbers of ultra-Orthodox students in Jerusalem continues, with 48% of all students in the capital this year set to attend the haredi school system, according to a Jerusalem city hall press release.

Overall, 87,020 students will begin their studies at Orthodox institutions this year, in addition to roughly 13,000 who also attend haredi schools, albeit ones unrecognized by the state.


Meanwhile, 56,550 students will be studying at Jewish non-Orthodox schools, and another 41,140 students will attend Arab schools.

“These figures join the impressive rise in the number of students in the ultra-Orthodox education system in the past five years – roughly 11%,” the press release asid.

Notably, both secular and religious (non-Orthodox) Jerusalem residents have been fighting in recent years against the intention to close down non-haredi schools because of low registration numbers. In other cases, secular residents fought against city hall’s attempt to hand over land designated for non-Orthodox schools for the purpose of building haredi schools.

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 Sep 01, 2008 at 11:20 AM Simchat Torah Says:

Baruch Hashem...

G-d willing in my lifetime Jerusalem will be a city full of tzedekim not chilonim zionists... No more Gay parades but instead Simchat Torah parades!!!


 Sep 01, 2008 at 06:06 PM Avrohom Abba Says:

Smart parents! They finally decided to teach their children that there was once a wonderful tzadik named Avraham Avinu. The "public" school students are not allowed to learn that.


 Sep 01, 2008 at 08:26 PM mikey Says:

Hey Simchat torah the zionists don't want a gay parade or the other things that go on - the problem are the post-zionists like Olmert or Peres.

There are many non-Haredim who enroll their children in Haredi schools because of what Abraham Abba has written the kindergartens and preschools are overflowing B"H.


 Sep 02, 2008 at 03:03 AM Anonymous Says:

"and religious (non-Orthodox) Jerusalem residents"

Religious non orthodox? Datlafim? Modern orthodox?


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