High Court Orders State to Explain Why Student Dorms and Yeshivas Won't Receive Equal Municipal Tax Exemptions

The estimated the value of exemption the yeshivas receive to be in the tens of millions of shekels per year; Petitioners claim that Interior Minister Eli Yishai took into account invalid political considerations in formulating the new criteria.

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The High Court of Justice ordered the Interior Ministry on Thursday to explain within four months why the same criteria do not apply to student dormitories...