Ministers approve bill saving Hesder Yeshivas

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July 15, 2012 18:20

 
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The status of Hesder Yeshivas will be legislated separately from haredi yeshivas, thus removing the threat of closure following the Tal Law's cancelation, according to a bill by MK Zevulun Orlev (Habayit Hayehudi) approved by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation on Sunday.

Hesder yeshivas, religious-Zionist institutions that have combined Torah study and IDF service for the last 59 years, are included in the Tal Law, which expires on August 1. As such, both hesder and haredi yeshiva institutions fall under "Torato Omanuto" (Torah is his profession), the arrangement in which the defense minister could allow a full-time Torah student to defer army service.

As Orlev pointed out in the bill's explanatory section, at the time of the Tal Law's cancellation, High Court Justice Hanan Meltzer said that Hesder Yeshivas should not be banned.

The bill allows Hesder Yeshiva students to postpone IDF service for one year. It reinforces the current conditions for Hesder studies, such as forbidding yeshiva students to work and requiring them to study at least 45 hours per week.


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