The Economics Arrangements Law will soon be submitted to the Knesset for approval. The proposed law includes, inter alia, funding cuts for unofficial educational institutions that do not teach the core subjects, and has caused a great stir among Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) and secular communities alike. In an interview with Ynet, Ranan Hartman, CEO and founder of Ono Academic College explained the importance of core curriculum, “We certainly have a need for them (the ultra-Orthodox) to study the core curriculum. One preparatory year cannot close all of the gaps.” However, regarding the possibility of institutionalizing the subject by law he added, “The government’s decision cannot change Haredi culture in a moment. By the way, we have contributed to its formation. Change cannot be created through dictates and cuts, but through dialogue.”
- For the full Hebrew article on ynet, about the storm in ultra-Orthodox world following the Economic Arrangements Law proposed Minister of Finance Yair Lapid, click here.
- For the full Hebrew article on Calcalist, about the storm in ultra-Orthodox world following the Economic Arrangements Law proposed Minister of Finance Yair Lapid, click here.