‚Ovadia Yosef backs placing girls in haredi schools‘

14.07.2011                      12.Tammus, 5771


'Ovadia Yosef backs placing girls in haredi schools'

MK Nahari (Shas) also hints at revamp of system for accepting girls to Ashkenazi institutions.

Senior Sephardi adjudicator and Shas’s spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef is supporting the newly formed Education Ministry committees to find high schools for haredi girls, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Meshulam Nahari (Shas) said on Wednesday, but hinted that a solution from within the schools could render the new bodies unnecessary.
Education Minister Gideon Sa’ar (Likud) met with Yosef at the elderly rabbi’s home on Wednesday morning one day after the ministry’s director-general ordered the formation of rabbinic committees in the cities in which some four hundred haredi girls, primarily of Sephardi descent, have yet to find a high school that will accept them for the upcoming school year….