Mir Rosh Yeshiva Calls To Extend Winter Zman Until 3rd Of Nissan

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — In the wake of the difficult situation in Israel, both due to the protracted war with Hamas and Hezbollah and the cancellation of the draft exemption for yeshiva students, the Mir Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbi Eliezer Yehuda Finkel, decided to extend the winter Zman until Thursday, the 3rd of Nissan.

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In a letter distributed in all of the yeshiva’s different buildings to its over 9000 students, the Rosh Yeshiva explained that he was following the directive of the gedolim to strengthen “Torah diligence” during the Bein Hazmanim period.

The Rosh Yeshiva wrote: “Happy are you who are standing on guard with courage and strength to protect the world and disseminate life in the world through the study of Torah and prayers during such a long and tense period, while ignoring all the temptations of the world and immersing yourselves in Torah study with great diligence. Now it is time to prepare for Pesach and help in the home which is one of the fundamentals of Torah to assist one’s friends and all the more so one’s family.”

The Rosh Yeshiva added that “We cannot ignore the decrees and tragedies during the war, with the sword unleashed outside and with the decrees against the world of Torah and it is certainly a call from heaven to strengthen out Torah study and this is our obligation at this point.

The Rosh Yeshiva specified extending the study in the mornings to the 3rd of Nissan, and added that “In the merit of this devotion the decrees will be abolished.”


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Yehuda
Yehuda
2 months ago

Extending the zman by two days? Why not until 10 Nissan?

Aaron
Aaron
2 months ago

If they truly believed that their Torah learning is the equivalent of the fighting that the soldiers are doing, then they would be arranging for at least a few “platoons” to remain in the Beit Midrash at all times throughout Nissan. And yes, that includes leil haseder. The soldiers in the army don’t get off and neither should the soldiers in the beis medrash.

Dovid
Dovid
2 months ago

Beautiful!

TEDDY
TEDDY
2 months ago

They will be paid for each extra day
this is a great idea to help us all

Wilbur
Wilbur
2 months ago

But I have my return tickets in place! Now what?

cool masmid
cool masmid
2 months ago

3 extra days of thousands of bnei Torah learning is no small deal!
To your question; I imagine the Rosh Hayeshiva took onto consideration the fact that there are bochurim from abroad that need to go back. Also preparation for Pesach is also important and does take time and many youngerleit have a lot to take care of before Pesach.. All things being equal I would say 3 extra days is the perfect balance.

bradley
bradley
2 months ago

why not make a third adar?

EVB
EVB
2 months ago

Will it help?