February 10, 2021 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm #1946946
Can anyone give me a short synopsis of this yeshiva – my son is interested to go thereFebruary 10, 2021 5:20 pm at 5:20 pm #1947081yiddeshekup101Participant
My son has been there for a few years both as a bachur and a married man. Very high level of learning. Reb Tzvi looks after the talmidim extremely well. All shiurim in Yiddish (My son knew zero Yiddish on day 1). You should be a proud mom.February 10, 2021 6:26 pm at 6:26 pm #1947087
Appreciate your reply – a couple of questions. Are the shabbosim in or out? During the summer break do the bachurim usually come home or is their some type of summer program?February 10, 2021 6:26 pm at 6:26 pm #1947090FedupofjustreadingstupidcommentsParticipant
I know a couple of guys who went there, all great guys. From what I heard R Tzvi is very hard on his boys (like he doesn’t let knapsacks – I don’t remember if this is true or not but things of this nature).
He also treats his guys extremely well.February 10, 2021 7:05 pm at 7:05 pm #1947106PekakParticipant
“like he doesn’t let knapsacks”
This is a hardcore “Brisk” style yeshiva. What do you expect?February 11, 2021 12:05 am at 12:05 am #1947137ujmParticipant
What is a knapsack that it isn’t allowed?February 11, 2021 8:47 am at 8:47 am #1947141Sam KleinParticipant
A Yeshiva for serious high level bochrim ready to de seriously Attached and devoted to their learning and not just about learning IN ERETZ YISROEL but getting a foundation of serious torah for their life ahead of them when they IYH get married
If your son is ready for a time of serious learning with no games then this is a great yeshiva for him otherwise he can try a more lighter and easier learning program then this great Yeshiva.
May Hashem give him Hatzlacha to continue shteiging in Torah and ruchnius.February 11, 2021 9:11 am at 9:11 am #1947249
Thank you for your bracha – Amen.
He is a serious talmid BH – loves learning and has wonderful simchas hachaim. Just hope Eretz Yisroel will allow the bocherim in after Peasach.February 11, 2021 10:51 am at 10:51 am #1947268NechomahParticipant
Regarding the summer, the yeshiva follows the traditional yeshiva schedule, where the “summer zman” is from Rosh Chodesh Iyyar until Tisha B’Av. There are 3 weeks off for bein hazmanim, and then back to the shtender for Elul Zman on Rosh Chodesh Elul.
A knapsack is like a soft backpack. No, it is not appropriate for a bochur learning by R’ Tzvi to be going around with a knapsack. Find a different way to schlep your things or leave them in your apartment.February 11, 2021 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm #1947287ujmParticipant
Why is a knapsack even an issue?February 11, 2021 4:38 pm at 4:38 pm #1947380WolfishMusingsParticipant
Why is a knapsack even an issue?
I, too, am curious about this.
The WolfFebruary 11, 2021 6:43 pm at 6:43 pm #1947401NechomahParticipant
I don’t really know how to explain knapsacks, as it is probably something you would have to see and be in the environment to understand. They are generally used when going on tiyulim like to the beach or hiking, and if that is what a bochur is doing, then fine. But to go to the BM, not really. No, Wolf, it does not mean that you are a goy (if that is what you were thinking I am intimating) if you take your things to your chavrusashaft in a knapsack (or similar or even “worse” social offenses). Here in EY, I see that there are more socially accepted (at least in my opinion) ways of dressing depending on what circles you travel in. It is not this way in America in the least, so you probably can’t relate to what I’m saying.February 11, 2021 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm #1947449TRUEBTParticipant
There is almost always food available for Shabbos meals. Shabbos is almost always “in” since there is Seder on Shabbos afternoon. However, if he has friends or relatives that live within walking distance, he could go to them for a meal.
The best way to describe the knapsack restriction is that there is a dress code in Rav Tzvi Kaplan’s yeshiva. Talk to anyone who attended any of the Brisk Yeshivas, and they can describe the dress code completely. It is unfortunate that “very hard on his boys” got associated with “no knapsacks” in this thread. Girls have a dress code, why shouldn’t boys?
A better way of describing “very hard on his boys” would be no cell phones in the Bais Medrash. That basically means you will not be able to call him. He will need to call you because his phone will be in his apartment – not in his pocket.
There are rumors that admittance into Israel will be restricted to those who have been vaccinated, so you might want to think about finding a place for him to learn until he gets vaccinated. These rumors are based on the agreement Israel made with Greece that required vaccination.
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