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Israel Health Ministry issues order closing all ultra-Orthodox schools

The Health Ministry issues an order shuttering all ultra-Orthodox schools after a number of institutions in that community were found flouting existing directives that were meant to close the institutions.

The ministry’s legal adviser Uri Schwartz issues the order under a public health regulation that was signed earlier this week.

The order says it includes all kindergartens, elementary schools, the Beit Yaakov chain of schools, religious schools for boys (yeshivas) and for girls (seminaries) and religious study programs for young men.