web analytics
October 31, 2014 / 7 Heshvan, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post
Meir Panim with Soldiers 5774 Roundup: Year of Relief and Service for Israel’s Needy

Meir Panim implements programs that serve Israel’s neediest populations with respect and dignity. Meir Panim also coordinated care packages for families in the South during the Gaza War.



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.

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

Current Top Story
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (L) meets with Israel's Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon in Halifax, Canada on November 22, 2013.
Ya’alon Scraps Purchase of US Aircraft
Latest News Stories
Hezbollah  terror group shows off its arsenal.

Authorities in Peru this week arrested a suspected Hezbollah terrorist who planned to murder Jews. Lebanese citizen Mohammed Hamden was in possession of explosives and other materials when he was arrested, according to the Peruvian Interior Ministry. Police found traces of TNT, detonators and other explosive devices in his apartment. Reports indicate that the suspect […]

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (L) meets with Israel's Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon in Halifax, Canada on November 22, 2013.

Israel decides not to go ahead with huge military purchase from U.S., likely to provoke rumors of continuing feud.

Highlight: Exclusive Interview with Rabbi Yehuda Glick at the Foot of the Temple Mount.

Doctors reported as of 8 p.m. (2 p.m. EDT) Thursday night that there is a “very small” improvement in the condition of Yehuda Glick, gunned down by an Arab terrorists Wednesday night, but that he still is in critical condition and his life remains in danger.

Foreign Minister Lieberman may be playing “chicken.” What happens if France follows Sweden?

Conference of Jewish groups chided the Obama administration for the nasty comments made about Bibi.

Feiglin was standing next to Glick during the assassination attempt

A small caliber weapon was used to shoot at IDF troops patrolling along the border near Quneitra.

Abbas didn’t even condemn the shooting of Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick.

Arab rioters threw firecrackers at Border Police in the Old City in Jerusalem Thursday and lightly wounded at least one tourist. Police arrested one Arab youth. Earlier in the day, Arabs hurled rocks at a bus in eastern Jerusalem. No property damage or injuries were reported, and one Arab was arrested. In the Jabel Mukaber […]

The Islamic Jihad was thrilled with the shooting of Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick and said “he got what he deserved, the Mann reported. Daoud Shihab, Islamic Jihad spokesperson, told Ma’an that attempted murder of Glick, who is in critical condition as of this moment, was a “natural response” to defend Jerusalem” and the Al-Aqsa […]

A cartoonist has turned the tables on an attack cartoon against the PM published by the leftist daily Ha’aretz.

Rabbi Yehuda Glick’s condition has taken a turn for the worse. He needs prayers. Yehuda Yehoshua ben Rivka Itta Breindel.

The father and brother of the Islamic Jihad terrorist who allegedly shot Temple Mount activist Yehudah Glick were arrested Thursday in Silwan.

More Articles from Shalom Bear
Naftali Bennett and Flag

“If what is written is true, then the current administration intends to throw Israel under the bus.”

The funeral was delayed an hour due to the funeral of the terrorist and its associated riots.

India has chosen to purchase Israel’s Spike anti-tank missiles after rejecting a competing offer for US Lockheed Martin’s Javelin missiles.

At best, the Hareidim have been eating “Heter Mechira”. At worse, they’ve been eating vegetables grown in sewer water or pesticides from unknown and unsupervised Arabs fields.

Following escalating and extreme violence by Muslims on the Temple Mount, police have restricted Muslims access to the Jewish holy site.

The latest crazy Arab conspiracy theory may have led to a kidnapping attempt of a Jewish boy in Djerba.

It would appear that Tzipi Livni’s UNSC Resolution 1701 can now be officially flushed down the toilet.

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: