A haredi resident of the Israeli haredi city of Elad claims the city's haredi deputy mayor, who is also a rabbi, blocked the man's daughter from enrolling in first grade in a haredi school as revenge for the man opening a kindergarten that competes with one owned by the deputy mayor.
Elad Parent Accuses City Officials of Taking Revenge at his Daughter’s Expense
Yeshiva World News
According to [a prominent resident of the haredi city of] Elad…Asher Schnitzer, his daughter, who is entering first grade this Elul, was not accepted to a Chinuch Atzmai [haredi] school as she should be because Deputy Mayor Rav Yisrael Porush and his office manager Yishai Klein are taking revenge against him for “daring” to open a kindergarten that competes with Porush’s קן ציפור kindergarten system. Schnitzer insists the official response that there is no space in the first grade is simply not a reflection of the true situation.
Kikar Shabbat reports that some officials add that the registration request was after the deadline but Schnitzer responds, explaining he knows “for a fact” of other families that registered after he did and their children were accepted, rejecting the validity of that response.
Schnitzer turned to Mo”etz Rav Menachem Mendel Spern and received permission to turn to authorities on behalf of his daughter as the new school year approaches. The rav explains that since the opening of the school year is imminent he permits Schnitzer to turn to authorities as time is critical.
As such, Schnitzer has turned to the state judicial system in the hope of adjudicating the matter in the coming days. Kikar Shabbat reports that Rav Porush and his assistant were unavailable for comment.