Parents Object to Meitzav Exam
by Yated Ne'eman Staff
Parents continued to stream to Vaadas HaRabbonim LeInyonei
Chinuch founded by Maran HaRav Eliashiv shlita,
seeking answers to numerous problems and to resist the
persistent efforts of the Education Ministry to interfere
with chareidi education.
The parents are asking the Vaadas HaRabbonim to cancel the
Meitzav exam scheduled to take place this week and next week
at some chareidi schools. Parents claim that after
generations of mesirus nefesh to instill children with
the understanding Torah and yiras Shomayim should be
the focus of their studies, the Education Ministry, by
cutting off funding for chareidi schools, cannot be allowed
to send the message that secular studies are of greater
Maran HaRav Y. Z. Halevi Soloveitchik zt"l was known
to have described Bais Yaakov schools as aiming to provide an
ideal chinuch, uncompromised.
Hundreds of parents gave notice they would not allow their
daughters to take the tests and the members of Vaadas
HaRabbonim are scheduled to convene a meeting following
consultations with maranan verabonon shlita.