Students praying at the Shavei Hevron yeshiva in Kiryat Arba in 2011. Michal Fattal

Revealed: The Hidden Cost of Israel's Public Spending on Religious Services

First-of-its-kind study shows religious allocations in 2016 amount to $2.3 billion — or 2.3% of total state budget — spread across several ministries.

The total amount of money allocated to religious purposes in the 2016 budget amounts to some 8.7 billion shekels ($2.3 billion), a joint study by Haaretz and the Israel Hofsheet - Be Free Israel organization...

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