Moshe Lion, 2019.. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

Real estate for education
A dramatic change in the attitude of the municipality toward haredi education has generated a lot of criticism. So far, the majority of ultra-Orthodox schools at all grades are categorized as “recognized but not official,” since educational institutions in that sector are operated by nonprofit associations.

By law, the state budgets up to 75% of the needs of these schools. The rest is funded by private organizations. However, so far, municipal funds have not included the cost of buildings, which instead are currently rented. As a result, some haredi schools are housed in less-than-ideal sanitary conditions, in parking lots underneath buildings, in warehouses or other makeshift

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