Thousands of talmidei Yerushalayim from 50 mosdos have been studying the sefer מידות ודרך ארץ (Midos V’Derech eretz) for the first exam that is scheduled immediately after Chanukah.
The sefer includes מסכת אבות and portions of מסכת אבות דרבי נתן as well as halachos from Shulchan Aruch along with added text from the lives of tzaddikim. This special edition of the book being used for the program also contains photos of gedolei yisrael beginning from the year 5752.
Dozens of yeshivos have join in the Degel Yerushalayim program, including many night study programs, incorporating the text into the daily learning schedule.
Rabbonim and mosdos directors are planning to gather in Yerushalayim on Thursday, Rosh Chodesh Kislev 5773 to discuss the first exam, its content and format. There will be two test formats, one for grades 4 and 5 and the second for grades 6,7, and 8.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)