The gabboim of the main shul at 770 published a letter forbidding on bochurim to make any sort of “shvil” and laying down rules for bochurim who daven in 770.
The gabboim of the main shul at 770 published a letter forbidding on bochurim to make any sort of “shvil” and laying out a new set of rules for bochurim davening in the shul.
The letter, signed by gabboim Avrohom Holtzberg, Yosef Losh, and Zalman Lipsker, was issued on Sunday, the 4th of Shvat, outlines the following rules:
- No shvil – paths or anything similar are to be created at any point during their time in 770
- Each yeshiva is required to appoint two representatives responsible for monitoring that the yeshiva’s bochurim conduct themselves appropriately in the shul. They must ensure that the bochurim adhere to the sacred nature of the place, in accordance with the established norms of the shul .
“Entry of bochurim into the 770 shul is contingent upon meeting these conditions and other general rules as published by the gabboim,” they wrote.
To the Yeshiva Administrations sheyichye:
We are turning to you to instruct the students learning in your yeshiva who daven in the 770 shul, that in addition to the general synagogue guidelines published so far. They are as follows:
A) No pathway or anything similar is to be created at any point during their time in the 770 shul.
B) Each yeshiva must send two representatives on behalf of the yeshiva to supervise that the yeshiva’s bochurim conduct themselves appropriately in the shul, and according to the rules of the shul.
Entry of bochurim into the 770 shul is subject to meeting these conditions and other general shul rules as published by the gabboim.
With the tefilah that our tefilos be accepted willingly before Hashem, and with anticipation for the true and complete redemption,
Editor’s note: An earlier version of the letter also contained a rule limiting where bochurim may stand or daven during tefilos. That has since been removed, and the article updated accordingly.