Antwerp – The Bnos Jerusalem School Belgium is heaving a sigh of relief as an Antwerp court of appeals has decided to review an earlier decision forcing the all girls elementary school to accept two boys as students.
The two boys in question, Yosef and Yaakov Friedman, are the sons of controversial figure Rabbi Moshe Aryeh Friedman, who sued Bnos Jerusalem for discriminating against his son as previously reported on VIN News. While a Belgian judge had originally ruled in favor of Rabbi Friedman, today’s ruling overturns that decision and begins a several year long process of reviewing the case.
According to Belgian news source Joods Actueel, the two boys are no longer enrolled at Bnos Jerusalem and their father was ordered to pay court costs.
In a telephone interview, a relieved Leibl Mandel, director of Bnos Jerusalem told the Jewish News, “This is very good news, not only for me but for the whole school and the rest of the Belzergemeenschap Jewish Antwerp.”