Following the installation of a turnstile at the entrance to the lunchroom in the 1414 President Street dormitory, the bochurim were fingerprinted to allow them to access the dining room.
By Anash.org reporter
Following the instillation of a turnstile at the entrance to the lunchroom in the 1414 President Street dormitory, the bochurim were fingerprinted to allow them to access the dining room.
The installation took place over the past months, finally being completed just over a week ago. At the time, the hanhala of 770 yeshiva put out a letter signed by Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Shneur Zalman Labkowski, Mashpia Rabbi Shlomo Zarchi, and Administrator Rabbi Moshe Meir Glukowsky, explaining the necessity of the new measure.
They wrote that until the installation of the turnstile, tens of people who weren’t yeshiva students would show up and eat the meals, sometimes at the expense of the registered students.
“The construction of the turnstile comes as a continuation of all the efforts we have made recently to improve conditions in the dining room, all for the sole benefit of our students,” they wrote.
In the week following the installation, the yeshiva began fingerprinting the bochurim, to allow them to use their finger to access the lunchroom. Each bochur received a designated time to comes, based on the first letter of their last name, and their fingerprints were entered into the new system.