Bayit Yehudi announced that NIS 65 million of government funding earmarked for Hesder and Haredi Yeshivas will be transferred before Rosh Hashanah.
The money was supposed to have been transferred a while ago, but Yair Lapid’s Finance Ministry has been holding up the transfer after they realized that Haredi Yeshivas would also benefit from this budget.
The amount of funding that is transferred in this basket is based on the percent of students in the Yeshiva that serve in the army. With Yeshivas with no IDF soldiers getting the least per student, and Yeshivas with more than 70% enlistment getting the most per student.
Education Minister Shai Piron (Yesh Atid) assisted Naftali Bennett (Bayit Yehudi) in getting the money transferred.
The Hesder Yeshiva also received NIS 15 million two weeks ago from the Ministry of Defense.