Rav Gershon Edelstein: How To Deal With Kids Who Don’t Get Up For Davening

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BNEI BRAK (VINnews) — Due to the continued lockdown on towns in Israel, many young people and children have lost their sense of night and day and have entered a routine of sleeping very late and getting up late, which causes problems in maintaining times of prayer. Rabbi Gershon Edelstein, the Rosh Yeshiva of Ponovezh and head of the Council Of Sages, was asked how to deal with such problems and his answer so impressed secular journalist Yinon Magal that he placed it on his Twitter page.

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Rabbi Edelstein emphasized that one should not try and force children to get up for prayers since using force will only have negative consequences. Rather one should use words of sweetness and encouragement and should not criticize children for getting up late since they feel it and it pains them a lot and may even cause them to leave the path of Torah.

 


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Admirer
Admirer
4 years ago

אשרינו מה מה טוב חלקנו

אשרינו שיש לנו רבי כזה

How fortunate is our lot, how fortunate we are to have a great Rebbi like the Rosh Yeshiva Rav Gershon, שליט”א.

כמוהו ירבה בישראל – his like should increase in Klal Yisroel.

Appreciative Viewer
Appreciative Viewer
4 years ago

Thank you for posting. Finally some reineh daas torah on an issue that so many parents, including myself, have been dealing with. Until now, all we heard from our dynamic speakers was how wonderful and beautiful and golden lifetime changing opportunity it is that everyone is on top of each other 24/7 with no end in sight. How bisimcha we are davening biyechidus. How kadosh it is that the Nashim can’t go to the mikva. How we should be doing cartwheels that we ignored our elderly parents this Pesach and made them stay all alone in their apartment. Bla bla bla. Shechina. Malachim. Moshe Rabbienu. Olam haba. Total immature stupidity. Please continue to post realistic down to earth eitzas from legitimate daas torah

Newz
Newz
4 years ago

It is well known that this is what he holds about chinuch even not during corona. This always has been his opinion about chinuch. Chinuch doesn’t mean to pressure or make someone feel bad. It means to bring the child to eventually WANT to be erlich and frum.

Joy
Joy
4 years ago

Don’t forget the question was about 12 year old, not gedolim