BMG Freezer Opens With Arrival of Tu B’Shevat


Lakewood, NJ – The “freezer” has opened at Beth Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, with the arrival of Tu B’Shevat. Under the “freezer” rule, new bochurim during their first zeman in the Lakewood Yeshiva are not permitted to enter the parsha of shidduchim – i.e., they may not officially date – until Tu B’Shevat during the winter zeman or Shiva Asar B’Tammuz during the summer zeman.

[There is an exception, which is that if a bochur already started dating before the beginning of the zeman and his official entrance into BMG, he may continue to date that girl and that girl only.]

We wish all those in the parsha of shidduchim much bracha and hatzlacha. May you all find your respective zivuggim bekarov.

{CB Newscenter}


  1. I remember being that freezer. Oh boy! It took me much much longer then 4 months and a lot longer then 40 months to get out of that freezer.. Only a little freezer burnt when all was said and done!