Mirrer Rosh Yeshiva Directs Talmidim to Stay Away from Hafganos


rav-nosson-tzvi-finkel[Letter below.] Rav Nosson Tzvi Finkel shlit”a, rosh yeshiva of Yeshivas Mir-Yerushalayim, has issued a statement to all the talmidim of his yeshiva telling them not to attend the hafganos taking place in Yerushalayim to protest the recent digging and moving of graves at the Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon. The statement of the rosh yeshiva was relayed by the hanhalah of the yeshiva which penned the following note:

27 Iyar

Hodaah Ve’azhara

Behoraas Maran Rosh Hayeshiva shlit”a, ain libnei hayeshiva h”k lehimatzei bechol azurei hahafganos klal uklal.


Free translation: 

Notification and warning:

In accordance with the ruling of Maran Rosh Hayeshiva shlit”a, no members of the yeshiva should be found in any of the locations of the protests whatsoever.

The hanhalah


The letter in the name of Rav Finkel that was posted in Yeshivas Mir can be seen below and by clicking here:



{Yair Alpert-Matzav.com Israel}


  1. I have a son learning in the Mir. I am grateful to the Rosh Yeshiva shlit”a, for demonstrating the kind of common sense (so terribly lacking in the Israeli world today) to keep my son and his chaveirim out of trouble, as well as out of harms way. Kol HaKovod to the Rosh Yeshiva.

  2. I spoke to the R”Y.

    The R”Y supports the protests, but doesn’t believe it is appropriate for yeshiva bochorim to be the protesters.

  3. Editor, please learn some Hebrew, even if it’s only yeshivish Hebrew.
    ” Livnei”, not “Libnei”.
    ” Klal Uchlal”, not “uklal”.
    This is not a small matter, it indicates a serious lack of familiarity with basic Torah terminology.