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Head of Hasidic dynasty calls for ultra-Orthodox schools to reopen Sunday

Rabbi Yisroel Hager, the head of Vizhnitz Hasidic dynasty, speaks to his followers in the northern city of Safed on August 14, 2020. (David Cohen/Flash90)
Rabbi Yisroel Hager, the head of Vizhnitz Hasidic dynasty, speaks to his followers in the northern city of Safed on August 14, 2020. (David Cohen/Flash90)

The head of the Vizhnitz Hasidic dynasty calls for ultra-Orthodox schools to reopen tomorrow, in defiance of lockdown measures.

“This is crucial for us,” Rabbi Yisroel Hager says in a message to his followers, according to the Walla news site.

Dozens of Haredi educational institutions are expected to open tomorrow, the news site says, despite lockdown rules prohibiting schools from operating.

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