By COLlive reporter
The Reform movement suffered a defeat this week in their battle to close a Chabad day camp in Tzur Hadassah, a communal settlement in central Israel.
The village council, controlled by members of the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism, the Israeli equivalent of Reform, closed the camp for not having a permit.
On Thursday, some 100 residents protested at the village meeting, demanding they stop the scheming against the camp and its director Rabbi Yosef Kirsch, the local Chabad Shliach.
“Even if we are not religious, we will not stand for a hate war against Jewish activities,” an unidentified resident said.
Kirsch appealed to the Peace Court in Beit Shemesh for a temporary injunction abolishing the administrative order issued by the village council.
On Sunday, representatives of the village council backed down to avoid discussion of a legal issue.
The court ordered the village to allocate the camp 4 classrooms and two caravans during vacation days.