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The High Court's yeshiva funding ruling goes into effect today. What does it mean?

On Monday, an interim order by the High Court of Justice went into effect, barring the government from providing funds to ultra-Orthodox yeshivas for students eligible for IDF enlistment. The ruling means an end to subsidies for nearly 50,000 full-time Talmud students. The decision came after the government repeatedly delayed submitting a proposal to increase ultra-Orthodox military enlistment. As of Monday, the ruling applies to funding given by the state to Haredi yeshivas for students who reached enlistment age after the expiration of the law last year. The State Attorney's Office estimates that 63,000 enrolled yeshiva students are now subject to the draft. The ruling will lead to funding cuts for 1,257 yeshivas and affect over 49,000 enrolled students.

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