Seminar on the kollel stipend bill: 'Torah, work and the Jewish state'
Speakers include Welfare Minister, Deputy Education Minister
Students studying at a yeshiva in Jerusalem (Photo: Flash 90)
Following the unrest stirred up by the proposed kollel stipend bill, a seminar will take place at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem tomorrow on 'The kollel stipend bill – Torah, work and the Jewish state'.
The seminar will be comprised of two sessions. The first session will deal with 'Torah and work in Judaism: Past and present' and will be chaired by Hebrew University President Prof. Menahem Ben-Sasson. Panel participants will include Deputy Minister of Education Meir Porush, Dr. Meir Buzaglo of the department of philosophy at the Hebrew University, Dr. Benjamin Brown of the department of Jewish thought at the Hebrew University, Rabbi Yoel Bin Nun, Director of the Israel Religious Action Center Anat Hoffman, and Director of the Bina secular yeshiva Tal Shaked.
The second session will focus on 'The kollel stipends law: Society, economy, politics and law' and will be chaired by Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences Prof. Avner De Shalit. The session's panelists will be Minister of Welfare Isaac (Bougie) Herzog, Chair of the Israel Students Association Itzik Shmueli, Prof Omer Moav of the department of economics at the Hebrew University and member of the Jerusalem City Council, and head of Kemach (organization promoting ultra-orthodox in the professional world) Yossi Deutsch.
The seminar will take place at 4.30 p.m., Tuesday, 28 December, in Hall 302, Faculty of Law, Mount Scopus campus.