No Further Kohanim-Related Concerns at Ben Gurion


Kohanim no longer need to be concerned about flying out of Erez Yisroel through Ben Gurion Airport after renovations at the airport that had required kohanim to make alternate arrangements were completed, the Airport Authority has announced.

As reported first by, kohanim needed to find other ways to fly out of Erez Yisroel than through Ben Gurion Airport for the first two weeks of November according to a p’sak of Rav Nissim Karelitz, rosh kollel of Kollel Chazon Ish and noted senior posek, as well as the Badatz of the Eidah Hachareidis of Yerushalayim, because the flight paths for all airplanes departing from Eretz Yisroel during that time period passed above the Cholon bais hachaim.

Based on the p’sak of Rav Nissim, kohanim flying out of Eretz Yisroel on those dates were told to take a flight from Chaifa to Cyprus, and then fly from Cyprus to their destinations.

The construction work to improve one of the runways at the airport was significantly shortened, taking just 17 days.

At this time, there are no further kohanim-related concerns.

{ Israel News Bureau}


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