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    • Zev Davis
    • 03.11.10 | 21:08 (IST)

    that university students also deserve stipends. I also recall that many member nations in the EU don't have to pay "their own way" to attend university. The government offers those studies to young people who have the potential to succeed. Granted, there are some expenses they have to cover by themselves, but in principle, the tuition is covered so they need not pay for that. Then too, the two hundred dollar equivalent that amounts to a grand total of twenty million within a budget that is in the billions doesn't look like a whole lot to pay for anything much. Besides, what can you get for a thousand or so shekels anyway, maybe a rented room in an apartment in Tel Aviv in one of the less expensive neighbors. If that is what you consider "highway robbery", I wonder what the football associations recieve in subsidies to acquire players from abroad--and that is not "highway robbery"?!

    from the article: Of yeshiva stipends and angry voters
    First published 12:39 29.10.10 | Last updated 12:39 29.10.10
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