150,000 Chareidi Students In Eretz Yisroel

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Based on data from the Association of Yeshiva Directors, the Israeli Chareidi media reports that 150,916 yeshiva students are presently registered as studying in 2,239 chareidi institutions in Eretz Yisroel. 33,162 study in yeshivos ketanos, 38,258 in yeshivos gedolos, and a further 79,496 are kollel yungeleit.

In September, Arutz Sheva reported that 3,450 religious Zionist students were studying in thirty-three yeshivos gedolos in Eretz Yisroel, an 18% increase over 2,700 studying in sixteen yeshivos gedolos ten years earlier. Hesder yeshivos, where students combine Torah study with army service, had 10,200 students in 75 institutions, 25% more than ten years earlier when 7,997 students studied in fifty Hesder institutions.

1,150 students were learning in botei medrash of 23 pre-military academies and 3,100 religious Zionist yungeleit were studying in kollelim where they remain for an average of four years.

{Matzav.com Israel News}

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