Owing the ultra-Orthodox an apology
June 19, 2020
(JNS) — Two weeks after Israel gradually reopened its education system, students and teachers around the country came down with the coronavirus, forcing thousands of their peers and family members into quarantine.
The main hotspot has been the Jerusalem high school, Hagymnasia Haivrit, in the capital’s Rechavia neighborhood, which had to shut down due to the more than 130 adults and teenagers who tested positive to COVID-19.
More than 17 additional schools also closed, some by ministerial order, and a few by parental decree.
If the trend continues, the Education Ministry may succumb to...