Emmanuel "pirate" school, which is in violation of a court ruling, is
displaying "characteristics of racism," High
Court Justice Hanan Meltzar said during a
court hearing on Thursday.
The pirate school was founded after the High Court required that the original school stop operating two separate schools in the same building: one for Sephardim, and one – the “hassidic stream” – for Ashkenazim and for Sephardim prepared to conduct themselves according to Ashkenazi-haredi custom.
Meltzar's remarks came in response to the "pirate" school representative's argument that, "the parents will never allow a
student who watches television learn with their girls."
The representative continued, "I am prepared to say that girls from this
group (Sephardim) have a television, and these (Ashkenazim girls)