Gedolim: Summer Trips Should Be to Shomer Shabbos Sites


chareidimAs Torah and educational institutions and seminaries put final preparations into place for camps and other summer programs, members of Vaadas HaRabbonim Lemaan Kedushas HaShabbos, founded by gedolei Yisroel, met on Erev Shabbos Parshas Shlach to discuss the obligation to arrange trips only to Shabbos-observant sites.

According to a standing directive by gedolei Yisroel shlita, “During a time when hands are upraised to wage battle against Shabbos, this is a war to uphold religious observance and no time for reticence. Every effort must be made to raise high the banner of Shabbos.”

The meeting, which was attended by HaRav Yeshayohu Lieberman, head of Haseminar Hachadash in Jerusalem and director of Batya and Esnachto, which helps arrange recreational excursions for seminary students, was convened to examine collaborative means to put a stop to Shabbos desecration at various attractions around the country.

{Deiah Vedibur/ Newscenter}


  1. “War to uphold religious observance”

    What does this mean? That we have a chiyuv to go to war against people who don’t keep shabbos? Where is that written? I know about a chiyuv to be moche. I know about a chiyuv to be quiet when they won’t listen. Where is this chiyuv to go to war?

  2. There is no chiyuv to be moche on chillul Shabbos.

    Why don’t you friers go and learn before you start treyfing up the few kosher-style news sites left.

    Don’t you have some Conservative, or Reform news site you would enjoy better?

  3. Go and Learn: Really?

    I guess R’ Shlomo Zalman and others didn’t know what you “do”.

    Your vacuous name calling says it all.

  4. Whether or not you feel you have go along with this, I happened to notice, in the Israel Book Shop supplement to the Yated/Hamodia, an advertorial for a “Shomer Shabbos Travel Guide” for Israel [in English], which has, besides for the regular helpful stuff, the fact that all sites listed are Shomer Shabbos; so it might make it a little easier to make a Kiddush Hashem.