Haredim court 311.
(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)
The Supreme Court issued a ruling Monday fining Ashkenazi parents in Emmanuel, unless they resume sending their children to the local Beit Ya'acov Girls' School with Sephardi pupils.
Starting May 25, each parent will be fined NIS 200 per day that their children do not attend the school.
Three years ago the Beit Ya'acov school divided the
students into two tracks
, a "hassidic" track whose students were
banned from contact with secular relatives or friends, and a regular
track for other students. Because many of the Sephardi girls came from
families with traditional or secular members, this created de facto
Ashkenazi and Sephardi tracks.
After the Supreme Court ruled against the arrangement, the Asheknazi
parents pulled out their children from the school and established a
and have been preventing their children from
attending the established school since.