Corridors of Power in Jerusalem: Separate and not equal

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September 22, 2016 19:19

At the start of every school year, a number of girls of Sephardi origin in the haredi sector remain at home because no haredi seminary will agree to accept them.

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Mayor Nir Barkat

Mayor Nir Barkat. (photo credit:MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

The same rigmarole has been going on for more than two decades and nothing has changed, despite several attempts to put an end to the shameful situation. At the beginning of every school year, a number of girls of Sephardi origin in the haredi sector remain at home, hurt and ashamed because no haredi seminary will agree to accept them – because they are not Ashkenazi.

That most of these seminaries are recognized by the state and are therefore partly funded by public monies doesn’t seem to bother the principals of these schools.

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