For the fourth consecutive year a very unique yeshiva has
been running very discreetly with the support of gedolei
hador. It is a yeshiva to recover the hours lost bein
hazmanim; a yeshiva that perpetuates the sacred time of
the yeshivas; a yeshiva that takes the sting out of the
vacation days set aside for the holidays.
The yeshiva students, exemplary students, standouts among
their peers, banded together from a number of top yeshivas--
Ponevezh, Chevron, Beis Matisyahu, Or Yisroel, Be'er Hatorah
and more--to continue their studies in one beis
midrash for an additional week into the month of
In previous years the students joined one another at
Yeshivas Hanegev in Netivot through the generosity and open-
heartedness of the rosh yeshiva, HaRav Issachar Meir, who
took on the financial burden and all of the difficulties
involved in hosting several dozen yeshiva students on
erev Pesach. One year the yeshiva was also hosted by
Yeshivas Beis Eliyahu in Yismach Moshe with the generous
support of the rosh yeshiva, HaRav Mordechai Broida.
This yeshiva is special in the fact that it takes place
during the traditional break of an entire month in the
studies at the yeshivas and uproots the concept of a "break"
in learning. Even if students must leave temporarily to
attend to pressing needs, the yeshiva does not cease, but
the zman continues: "Yeshivas Hemshech Hazman."
The yeshiva is run by the students themselves, adhering to
regular learning schedules. All of the regular
sedorim continue, including the mussar seder
and the standard yeshiva tefillah schedule.
Leading rosh yeshivas and mashgichim come and give a
shiur on the tractate and topic being studied at the
yeshiva, and invariably leave impressed with the students
who dedicate all their strength within the halls of Torah,
unable to tear themselves away from the yeshiva.
This year Yeshivas Be'er Hatorah-Telzstone has taken upon
itself to host the yeshiva during the first week of the
month of Nisan. Yeshivas Hemshech Hazman continues to rise
up within the Judean Mountains on the way to Jerusalem among
the blossoming trees and the tranquil, pastoral atmosphere,
in a rural, back-to-nature setting.
The organization almost takes care of itself. There is no
official body or institution behind the yeshiva, but rather
simply Torah kedarkoh shel Torah waiting there for