HaGaon HaRav Bentzion Boaron, counted among the prominent rabbonim and dayanim in the Sephardi community, has come out against all of the chareidi colleges.
Kikar Shabbos News reports that during a shiur for the SHOVAVIM, Dayan Boaron told his Bnei Brak audience in Beit Knesset Abir Yaakov that the colleges, despite being “chareidi”, pose a danger to the neshomos of all attending them.
“Today there are all kinds of heretical views in the streets. Here, too, there are all kinds of colleges that teach them prohibited subject matter Hashem Yerachem, and every man should safeguard his daughters, his wife, and himself, and not to attend these colleges,” the rav is quoted saying, adding, “All these colleges, which the government finances with huge sums of money, are in order to ruin the chareidim. They want to bring them into the labor market and ruin them – that’s their goal,” he said.
“They fear that in 20 years the chareidim will multiply and will have a majority in the Knesset and take over the government – this is only their fear, they are not afraid of the Arabs,” he said.
“A person must watch over his sons that they should learn in yeshivos and talmidei torah, and in this merit may HKBH have mercy on Am Yisrael, and remove His wrath from them and merit the redemption by grace and compassion” he concluded.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)