A top religious Zionist rabbi announces that he will soon not let students enter his yeshiva unless they have been vaccinated.
Rabbi Yitzhak Neria, head of the hesder pre-military yeshiva in the West Bank settlement of Efrat, says he sent a letter to all students saying the requirement will be imposed from the start of the summer term, which begins in mid-April.
He writes that all top rabbis have urged the public to vaccinate against COVID-19, and that failing to do so would cause the cancellation of Torah learning and continue the year-long disruptions of the yeshiva’s routine.
“Whoever doesn’t vaccinate won’t be able to come to the yeshiva for the summer term,” he writes. “We are not willing to compromise.”