web analytics
July 30, 2014 / 3 Av, 5774
Israel at War: Operation Protective Edge
 
 
News & Views
Sponsored Post
IDC Advocacy Room IDC Fights War on Another Front

Student Union opens ‘hasbara’ room in effort to fill public diplomacy vacuum.



Yeshiva-Dodger Ordered to Pay Back Stipend

Jewish men studying at a yeshiva

Jewish men studying at a yeshiva
Photo Credit: Yaakov Nahomie/Flash90

A Jerusalem court has ruled that a Haredi Yeshiva student must pay back NIS 84,000 he received as a government stipend for his yeshiva studies, according to a report in the Jerusalem Post.

The man received the money as a government stipend for the past 7 years, because he was listed as being enrolled full-time as Yeshiva student. He had declared that “Torah study is his trade”, which is the basis for deferrals from IDF service. The requirement for the stipend is that he would learn in Yeshiva between 35-45 hours a week.

A state investigation uncovered that the man had not been learning in Yeshiva full time, and in fact had been running a girl’s seminary without pay, when he was supposed to be studying in Yeshiva.

As a result of the investigation, the state also cut the funding of the Yeshiva were the man was listed as studying at.

About the Author:


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

Please use the Facebook Tab below to leave your comment:

8 Responses to “Yeshiva-Dodger Ordered to Pay Back Stipend”

  1. Lisa Herzog says:

    Mazel Tov on catching this parasite and thief!

  2. oh;come on that sounds like a huge amount and is not the orthodox way i would expect that more from the reform or conservative movements

  3. Alan Kardon says:

    Susan Rubinstein- As a Reformed Jewish person I find your comment very offensive. I read constantly of the abuse by Orthodox Jewish men to women and children. There are many cases of criminal acts of swindling money from the government. I suggest you get your head out of your butt and see what is going on.

  4. I am a member of an orthodox shule and a practicing Jew but I have to agree with Alan. Unfortunately scams of this kind are more prevalent among the ultra-orthodox community because of the parasitical culture (i.e. living off someone else's hard work) that has evolved. We may not agree with the religious choices reformed or conservative Jews make but they are no less moral than the orthodox because of it. To say what Susan said is and elitist hypocritical statement that unfortunately too many orthodox Jews posses.

  5. we should do the same thing to all the blood suckers in America. Pay back and cut funds

  6. Good for the state. I hope they can catch more of these crooks.

  7. I agree with a fellow American's comment here… we should be doing this in my country.

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Loading Facebook Comments ...
Loading Disqus Comments ...
Current Top Story
Rockets fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel as seen from the Sderot.
For the Third Time, Rockets Found in UNRWA Schools
Latest News Stories
Some military engagements in Gaza are good.

Two alumni from the Israeli ‘Stand With Israel’ Fellowship program just conducted their own military engagement while on duty as IDF reservists.

On the Road

The operation has reached a crossroads, and now the government needs to decide what’s next.

Rockets fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel as seen from the Sderot.

UNRWA spokesman wouldn’t say whose rockets were found in its schools for the third time.

U.S. President Barack Obama escorts Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu out of the Oval Office

In an alleged conversation, Obama demanded Israel agree to ceasefire, accept enemies as mediators.

Hamas has been promoting martyrdom on TV. And the more dead bodies they can show, the better.

A mother protects her baby as a siren goes off near the Gaza border.

Gaza’s Hamas rulers are battling the IDF — and now facing internal dissension as well, as families start protesting their ruined lives.

Half the population gone at any one time, but residents of Gaza Belt remain strong.

IDF soldiers are fighting in Gaza; Israelis are holding firm as massive rocket fire continues at home.

UNRWA has found a third set of rockets in a one of their schools. We’re sure they’re shocked.

A radar system might stop mortar attacks, but that doesn’t change the truism that “the best defense is a good offense.”

“He had a hopped-up ‘cycle that took off like a gun/That fool was the terror of Highway 101 – ‘ from the song “Black Denim Trousers.”

The Givati Brigade has foiled another attempted infiltration via a tunnel into Israel, killing five terrorists who might have murdered hundreds of Israelis.

PLO officials say ‘all’ terror factions agree to a 72 cease fire, but rocket fire continues as usual.

The lights are out again in Gaza, but it’s not clear who is responsible this time around. Does it matter?

More Articles from Shalom Bear
Rami Levy in one of his supermarkets.

Without fanfare, supermarket magnate Rami Levy has been quietly unloading truckloads of food and basics at the homes of all the fallen soldiers…

05_04_51---Candle_web

After killing 5 IDF soldiers, Hamas terrorists tried to steal the soldier’s bodies.

We’re waiting to hear back if there will be a cease fire this afternoon. The terms grant Hamas political legitimacy.

The IDF has released a list of senior Gazan terrorists who have been taken out…

Thousands of Israelis in Turkey have been trapped there due to the war with Gaza.

Israel threatened to go disproportional on Gaza, if the FAA ban on US flights to Israel wasn’t rescinded.

IDF operations move forward as more tunnels and rockets are found and destroyed…

There was concern, since Carmeli was a lone soldier, that not many people would show up for his funeral. But more than 20,000 people showed up.

    Latest Poll

    Do you think the FAA ban on US flights to Israel is political?






    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/yeshiva-dodger-ordered-to-pay-back-stipend/2014/04/11/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: