June 1, 2014 5:21 pm at 5:21 pm #612922
I am looking for yeshiva in Israel. I know its very late to apply but I was debating the whole time if I should go or not. So does anyone know a yeshiva in Israel thats sephardi or ashkenaz thats small and is outside of yerushalim and very serious about their learning? Besides for kbyJune 1, 2014 5:32 pm at 5:32 pm #1018453☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
Ask your rebbeim.June 1, 2014 5:49 pm at 5:49 pm #1018454
I already did that and they dont know of anyJune 1, 2014 6:07 pm at 6:07 pm #1018455dial427436Member
What kind of hashkafa are you looking for?June 1, 2014 11:47 pm at 11:47 pm #1018456
Has any heard of yeshiva yeshri lev in isreal? How are the guys there?June 1, 2014 11:56 pm at 11:56 pm #1018457rationalfrummieMember
You need to figure out the answers to some additional questions before we can give you suggestions that will actually be helpful and not just waste your time.
1. Do you want to be in yeshiva with Americans, Israelis, or both?
2. Do you want to go to a hesder yeshiva like kby/shaalvim, a more chareidi but still relaxed place like toras moshe or beis yisroel, or a really serious top-notch chareidi yeshiva like kol torah/brisk?
3. Do you want to go to a place where there are a lot of rules, the rebbeim have strict control over your behavior and choices, and you can’t leave to go out, or do you want to go to be in a more relaxed place?
4. Do you want to learn gemara 3 seders a day every day, or are you also interested in lots of trips and eating pizza?
To answer your question, I know a rebbe at yishrei lev who is incredible, but don’t know any of the bachurim there.June 2, 2014 12:50 am at 12:50 am #1018458
They don’t know of any????
Oh, I see, you need one that is (a) small, (b) outside yerushalayim, and (c) serious about learning.
I get why you might want a and c, but are you really ready to insist on b?
Also, kby is not small.June 2, 2014 9:00 am at 9:00 am #1018459One of the chevraParticipant
Please Pardon my being such an Am-Haretz, but
WHAT’s KBY??????June 2, 2014 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm #1018460
It is the best MO yeshiva in Israel, after Gush.
(ducks under table for the next couple days)June 2, 2014 1:13 pm at 1:13 pm #1018461rationalfrummieMember
Not sure I’d call kby MO. A lot of the rebbeim are pretty chareidi (some even anti-Zionist), the dress code is stricter, and it doesn’t really encourage bachurim to serve in the army even though it’s technically hesder.June 2, 2014 1:17 pm at 1:17 pm #1018462dial427436Member
Yisrei Lev in located in Telzstone right outside Yerushalayim. The guys are pretty serious and it’s not yeshivish, the rebbeim are chareidi and are very good. Its like a Landers type place. I lived/learned in Telztone for a bit so I’ve seen the guys there.June 2, 2014 2:51 pm at 2:51 pm #1018463bringmoshiachParticipant
Dial explained Yishrei Lev pretty well. It’s a small and serious place. I know great guys who went to YU after and others who went to Ner Yisroel.June 2, 2014 3:31 pm at 3:31 pm #1018464
Rationalfrummie: that speaks more to the nature of MO in my opinion.
As Sam has ppointed out to us, MO really does exist in that form also.June 2, 2014 4:48 pm at 4:48 pm #1018465ZviHaKohenMember
I have friends who have sons in yishrei Lev who say it’s an amazing place- shtark learning, strong hashkafa, lots of personal attention, very upbeat atmosphere. The bachurim come out as real bnei torah.June 2, 2014 4:59 pm at 4:59 pm #1018466smpertlesMember
I am currently in Yishrei Lev, coming here was one of my best decisions ever. The yeshiva joins the right proportions between Rebbeim and Talmidim, and the Bochurim here are none other than great. Yishrei Lev is diverse in the student body between different High Schools/Mesivtas throughout America and Canada. The Location of Telzstone I love the most for it is only a 20 minute bus ride away from Yerushalayim, but still far enough not to get distracted from the city life there.
But you should really check out their website.
Hatzlacha Rabbah in your search!June 2, 2014 5:07 pm at 5:07 pm #1018467za613Participant
I am a talmud at Yishrei Lev and it’s awesome! Check out their website.June 2, 2014 6:21 pm at 6:21 pm #1018468
Thank you everyone for Helping me find a good yeshiva in isreal bec I am really new at this and I want to answer popa bar aba question small- bec a little more attention and you wont get lost. Outside of yerushlim so no distractions and your yatzer hara wont be able to lure you to do the things that you would normally not do. Serious learning bec then you are motivated and can push yourself pass the limits and accomplish a lot more. And to answer rationalfrumie I want a yeshiva that the guys that are there are serious/motivated want to learn and rebbeim are helping you out but not on top of you with crazy rules and kind of relaxedJune 2, 2014 7:55 pm at 7:55 pm #1018469birdsonParticipant
Judging by what you’ve written and having gone to Kerem B’Yavneh,I think it would be a good match. That being said, you should probably find out more about several of the yeshivos you’re looking at by talking to people learned there; each is slighlty different from the other and you should go the one that will help you grow the most. HatzlachaJune 2, 2014 8:28 pm at 8:28 pm #1018470
I’m not asking why you want outside yerushalayim. I’m asking why its a sticking point for you when you apparently only know of one option there (which good luck getting into at this point btw)June 3, 2014 4:50 am at 4:50 am #1018471kolot5774Member
As an alumni from Yishrei Lev, believe me when I say you should definitely consider Yishrei. They have incredible Rebbeim, many have been mechanchim for many years and you can gain a tremendous amount from all of them. As mentioned above, yishreis located in Telzstone, a great environment conducive to learning. Its not in Yerushalyim yet close enough that if you wanted to make the trip, its not a big shlep.
The learning environment in yishrei is serious. You have 3 sedarim a day (though you still have the perfect amount of downtime and amazing trips to boot) as well as having rebbeim always around who are more than happy to help you.
Its a small enough yeshiva that getting personal attention and not getting lost won’t be a problem. (When I was there i think we had about 20 guys and a ridiculously high amount of rebbeim in proportion…it has grown since but i hear it still has that small/warm yeshiva atmosphere.) Many of the rebbeim live nearby and will have you over for shabbos and even during the week. They really care about their talmidim.
One thing I always noticed was that the rebbeim were really not on top of you. The guys they catered to are guys who want to be there and want to be learning. They had no need to be on top of everyone.
Hatzlacha Raba!June 6, 2014 6:56 am at 6:56 am #1018472truth2powerParticipant
On the Kerem B’Yavne discussion: the classifications ‘MO’ or ‘Chareidi’ are quite simply below the eyeline of the yeshiva, it doesn’t care.
You have boys and rebbeim of all backgrounds, both Israeli and Chutznik,coming together with the simple motto ‘cut out the political trash, and learn something!’
It’s a remarkable place because of this attitude.
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