Hadush : The basket of benefits that a student receives - up to NIS 4,800 a month/ Yossi Nissan 01/13 /2013, 14:54
The basket of benefits yeshiva students receive from the state amounts to NIS 4,100-4,800 a month, according to a study published today by the Association for Religious Freedom and Equality.
The author of the study is Shahar Ilan, deputy director of research and information at the organization, and he chose to update the "basket of benefits for the yeshiva" considering the recent public debate on the cost of the benefits that the yeshiva students receive.
The study focused on yeshiva students aged 28, who are exempt from military service. He assumes that the families of yeshiva students of this age have 3-4 children.
According to the data, the basket of benefits for a 28-year-old with 3-4 children stands at NIS 4,800 a month at the beginning of 2013, for a family in which the woman does not work or works in black, and about NIS 4,100 for the family in which the woman works. "These are net sums - that is, benefits that a large part of the public is required to pay taxes," writes Ilan.
According to Ilan, if the current basket he authored was referring to the families of larger students with 6 or 10 children, he would have reached sums that were several times greater than NIS 11,000 net - the cost in the 1990s.
Ilan notes that the most prominent phenomenon in the updated basket is the increase in the housing component, which amounts to 1,200 to NIS 1,700 per family that purchased an apartment in the project with benefits. A negative income tax, which significantly increased the benefits for the families of yeshiva students whose women work, was evident in the present document.


Soldier, get on with the paycheck? / Gal Zrihan 09/03/12, 08:56
Military service is the peak of the transition of young people around the age of 20, from youth whose well-being rests with the parents of independent adults who are responsible for managing their lives. This stage of life also includes transition to economic independence.
Paying a phone bill, financial aid to parents, purchasing clothing, hygiene products, and weekend entertainment are basic expenses for young soldiers. The IDF does pay the costs of accommodation, travel, and food for soldiers in the regular army, but managing a military salary during a two or three-year service is a challenge they face for the first time in their young lives after enlistment.
The basic salary of recruits in the IDF is NIS 352.5, which the soldiers receive at the beginning of each month during their service, after the basic training period, the salary varies according to the soldiers' level of activity, the type of job they perform and the base they serve.
The increments for salaries in the IDF are divided according to the level of risk: the level of risk is divided between d - vigilance, risk - free units, and up to a plus - high - risk fighting units. The higher the risk, the higher the salary increment.
For example, a combat soldier will receive a combat allowance of NIS 350.20, so that his total salary is NIS 700, according to their needs, the soldiers receive additional payment for the economy and accommodation in units where there are no conditions that allow them.
  "I do not know how I can continue this way I cannot seem to combine daily life, entertainment and necessary shopping " . Indeed, even the best experts will testify that this is not a simple challenge, especially during regular service at a closed base, when there is no real ability to find work on a regular basis.
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