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Not Again: Elad Father Sues Chasidic School Over Rejection

A resident of the city of Elad east of Tel Aviv has filed suit over a local school’s rejection of his daughter. The man says his daughter was rejected for political reasons.

The school in question is affiliated with the chareidi Beit Yaakov school system for girls, and specifically, the chassidic stream.

The plaintiff argues that his daughter meets the schools “stringent standards,” and was rejected solely due to a political dispute between him and city officials. In his suit, he notes that the school management said his daughter was rejected due to late registration, a claim he rejects.

A father in Elad sues after a Hassidic school rejects his daughter as a student.

He noted in his complaint that a senior chareidi rabbi had approved of his decision to take the matter to secular court. The suit will be heard Wednesday.

In 2010, dozens of chareidi parents from the city of Emanuel were jailed for refusing to send their daughters to a local school after it was forcibly integrated with another branch of the school. Parents said the school had split into two over religious differences, but a court ruled that the split was in fact based on ethnic background.

The affair inspired an attempt to require schools to reveal their admissions standards. MK Dov Henin, who was behind the proposal, noted that the current lack of clear standards can make it impossible to punish schools for illegal discrimination.

Source: Arutz Sheva

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One Response to Not Again: Elad Father Sues Chasidic School Over Rejection

  1. Catch 22

    August 21, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    How dumb can the school be? You know what he wants, so why don’t you play his game, force the girl to wear clothes that covers her elbows, teach her how bad her half secular father is, make the mother wear tznius as well, and watch how quickly he pulls his daughter out of there.

    Come on use your brains