Ashkenazi,Sephardi hostility in Emmanuel.
You wouldn’t have known it from the stillness and sleepiness in this haredi settlement in Samaria, but Sunday June 6 was a big day for Emmanuel. In an attempt to get around a High Court order that found their school leaders to be discriminating against Sephardim, two busloads of elementary school girls – who, incidentally, were about one-third Sephardi – were driven to Bnei Brak to study at a school run by the Belz Hassidim. It was their first and last day there; the Education Ministry warned the Belz school that if it allowed the Emmanuel girls in again, it would lose its government funding.
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