Gedolei Roshei Yeshivos gathered on Sunday evening in the home of Ponevezh Rosh Yeshiva HaGaon HaRav Gershon Edelstein Shlita for a gathering to provide a chizuk and direction as well as discussing chinuch in the various yeshivos and seminaries.
According to a Kikar Shabbos News report, the meeting was initiated by HaGaon HaRav Dov Landau, Rosh Yeshivas Slobodka. Rav Landau has been calling for such an event during recent months, feeling the need to provide chizuk towards strengthening the Torah atmosphere in the public sphere in the chareidi areas. They addressed matters including but not limited to chareidi colleges, flights and trips abroad. Others matters of importance were addressed by HaRav Meir Kessler.
Other prominent rabbonim who attended include Rosh Yeshivas Slobodka HaRav Moshe Hillel Hirsch, Rosh Yeshivas Chevron HaRav Dovid Cohen, Rosh Yeshivas Ohr Yisrael HaRav Yehuda Silman, and HaRav Natan Zuchovsky. There was talk of talmidei yeshivos who visit restaurants and act inappropriately as they do in other venues as well.
Rav Edelstein spoke of a number of yeshivos which implemented new agendas, stressing this must only be done following consultation with the leaders of the generation.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)