Israeli government funds yeshiva whose rabbi preaches against the state

02.12.2011                      06.Kislev. 5772

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Israeli government funds yeshiva whose rabbi preaches against the state

Rabbi Shmuel Tal, head of the Torat Haim Yeshiva, calls the state an 'abomination' and says he has cut himself off from 'the secular leadership'.

Some NIS 15 million has been allocated to a yeshiva in Yad Binyamin over the past five years by the Education Ministry – although its head preaches against the state, Haaretz has learned.
Since the yeshiva was evacuated from Neveh Dekalim in Gaza and relocated to Yad Binyamin, a small, religious community in the southern coastal plain, it has received, in addition to its regular funding from the ministry's Torah department, special additional funding paid to all educational institutions evacuated during the disengagement from Gaza….