Naftali Bennett Finances Campus Kiruv

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Sixteen new religious kiruv centers were set up in college centers worldwide over the past year with the help of $66 million in funding from the Diaspora Affairs Ministry headed by Minister Naftoli Bennett, Haaretz reported. Eleven of the new programs are affiliated with Chabad and three with the Aish Hatorah-affiliated Olami organization. Hillel, the largest Jewish campus organization in the world, not affiliated with any religious stream, used the money to fund existing programs.

Last month, a hundred non-Orthodox rabbis and rabbinical students protested against Bennett for imposing “his anti-pluralistic agenda in Jewish communities on North American campuses.” Mosaic United, the body which administers the funds, explained that it teamed up with mainly Orthodox organizations because they were the only ones willing to participate in the initiative.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}

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  1. Practice if possible. Maybe it can draw the less affiliated. They might grab something. Lets hope it is their own tzitzits.

    Gravity is with Torah.

  2. Those 100 Judaist imams ignore the cosmopolitan minister’s proud San Francisco Reform heritage? Ain’t that a switch? Is the Sar sore that he didn’t scoop up that $90K real estate (commons) bonanza you mentioned Sunday — with his family’s knessiya looming prominently above it (see the pic).

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