Confusion Causes Yeshivos To Remain Closed

A lack of coordination between government ministries in Israel has led Chabad yeshivos that previously announced their reopening to remain closed for the time being.

By reporter

Just a few days ago, Chabad yeshivos in Eretz Yisroel announced their reopening in the coming days. Now, due to a lack of coordination between government ministries, the resumption of learning has been pushed off indefinitely.

Earlier this week, parents of students in the yeshivos of Kfar Chabad, Kiryat Gat and other Chabad yeshivos throughout Eretz Yisroel, received messages from the various hanhalos that the yeshivos will be reopening, some as soon as tomorrow.

The resumption of learning would be done with certain conditions and following strict guidelines, but would not require the ‘capsule plan’. In the stricter plan, followed by other yeshivos, the bochurim will initially be divided into “capsules” – groups of about 26 bochurim who will each live on one floor or area (capsule) of the yeshivah – davening there, learning, eating and sleeping – without leaving that floor or area at all.

However, after only a short while it became clear that the permission granted by the government to reopen was only due to a lack of coordination between the the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health. The Health Ministry had only given the green light to Yeshivos and schools that do not have a dormitory. Any with sleeping accommodations would have to follow the ‘capsule plan’ to be allowed to reopen.

Since most Chabad Yeshivos do not have the capacity to implement the plan, the reopening was delayed. Parents were sent as a notice that distance learning would continue to the foreseeable future. As for a new date for reopening? No one knows.

VIDEO: Yeshivos following the ‘capsule plan’

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