Neighborhood and community rabbonim from the Litvish tzibur gathered under instruction from HaGaon HaRav Gershon Edelstein to discuss the decline during bein hazmanim seen over recent years. The rabbonim stressed that talmidim during their break must remain committed to tefilla b’tzibur, and to distance themselves, not to vacation in places that are not kosher for them.
Rav Edelstein added this must be done in the framework of chizuk as a ben torah must not chas v’sholom lose his path during the weeks away from the beis medrash. A talmid must also act accordingly and not engage in activities that are prohibited year-round.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)