NEWS Bais Yaakov Seminar Principals Stand Firm on Acceptance
Bais Yaakov Seminar Principals Stand Firm on Acceptance
The Union of Bais Yaakov Seminary Principals announced, after
consulting with gedolei Yisroel shlita, that if seminary
acceptance procedures based on technical, formal criteria are imposed
on them, rather than the spiritual guidelines the seminaries are
founded on, they will be unable to open the school year. Under such
circumstances some 30,000 students around the country, representing
all backgrounds, would not be going to classes.
United Torah Judaism sent a pointed letter on Monday to Prime Minister
Binyamin Netanyahu and Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz. Noting
that "the Mehadrin lines are voluntary, carried out by women who want
to retain their dignity when using public transportation, on their own
initiative, not through coercion," they demanded that the prime
minister retract his remarks.
A large crowd was on hand at Kikar HaShabbat in Jerusalem on Sunday
for a demonstration against the expropriation of the R' Shimon Bar
Yochai gravesite in Meiron.
During a gathering of rabbonim and educators at the home of Maran HaRav Yosef Sholom Eliashiv shlita at his home Monday night, in preparation for the Fourth Education Conference, HaRav Eliashiv said, "To enable students to withstand the tests of today's unbridled generation, educators should lay emphasis on instilling ahavas Torah, careful adherence to halacha, a fear of judgment and faith in the teachings of Chazal."
Even the organizers were surprised by the enormous turnout at Binyanei
Ha'Uma (Jerusalem Convention Center) last week for the Komocha
conference, which brought together all of the organizations for people
with special needs in the chareidi and national-religious communities
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