Lost children: Scrutinizing Israeli ‘boarding schools’
Large-scale institutions for children remain popular in Israel, despite long ago falling out of favor in the developed world
By ATARA SHIELDS/THE MEDIA LINE
August 2, 2018 12:01
(photo credit: TNS)
David Libran just came back from a trip to a villa on the outskirts of Jerusalem.He wasn’t on vacation, rather he was visiting the group home where he spent two years of his life. He was 16 when he first walked through the gates; three years after he lost his mother to cancer, two since dropping out of religious school and a year removed from wandering the streets, with no direction and without any prospects for the future.
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