search

Top rabbi says he will bar unvaccinated students from coming to his yeshiva

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.”

comments
Never miss breaking news on Israel
Get notifications to stay updated
You're subscribed