Kollelim, Yeshivas Prepare To Return To Beis Midrash In Small ‘Capsules’

The Hesder Yeshiva in Sderot. Yeshivas will return in 'capsules'

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Israeli Kollelim will be permitted to resume activities with a maximum of 15 scholars studying together in accordance with health ministry regulations’ according to a framework agreement which still requires a special directive to authorize it.

Hesder Yeshivot (which combine Torah study with limited army service) as well as other yeshivas, preparatory programs and girls seminaries which conform with health ministry regulations will be allowed to open from Friday according to an agreement involving the ministry, the National Security Council’s officer responsible for security Mordechai Kahane and the heads of the institutions.

The yeshivas will return in separate capsules (of up to 26 students together) with each capsule separate from the others. The students will be required to stay in their institutions for 14 days without leaving.

Each yeshiva will organize its own capsules and each capsule have its own staff members responsible for it. Staff members will be able to come and physically teach the capsules and then return to their homes as long as they are not over 60 or have underlying medical conditions. The others will teach digitally from their homes.

Moshe Gutman, the director of the Association for Yeshivot Gevohot said that “I’m certain everyone will follow the guidelines. We have an important task- to return the studies to the Beis Medrash and this requires strict individual discipline. The entire system is poised like a spring to be freed and to forge into its studies once again, while maintaining the required caution.”

“אני מבקש להודות לשר החינוך הרב רפי פרץ ולשר התחבורה בצלאל סמוטריץ’ על הסיוע הרב”, כך גוטמן.

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