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.”

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