Secular parents of the hundred-year-old Ehrlich School in Teveriah are up in arms at a decision of Mayor Yosi Ben David to use a small part of its building for a Talmud Torah belonging to the kehillah of Rav Dov Kook (pictured above) after a building used by the cheder was sold.
To show their displeasure, the secular parents kept the school’s 250 children home on Friday and threatened not to register them for the next school year.
Teveriah spokesman Ilan Ohana said the parents have forty-five days to formally lodge their complaints before the issue is decided by an allocation committee. The allocation will be for only one year, renewable on an annual basis. The mayor was to meet with a representative of the parents.
David Steger – Matzav.com Israel