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Lakewood Roshei Yeshiva Give Direction On Proposed NYS Education Department Regulations

Noting that the New York State Education Department’s proposed regulations endanger the chinuch of boys and girls in New York’s yeshivos and Bais Yaakovs, the Roshei Yeshiva of Beth Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, New Jersey, took the uncommon step of issuing a letter on the topic.

In the letter, the Roshei Yeshiva explain that Lakewood residents should not see the proposed legislation as a threat merely to residents of New York, but “to all educational institutions in America.”

The Roshei Yeshiva closed by giving specific instruction to those who look to them for guidance: “Each of us should send letters to the New York State Department of Education to explain that the chinuch that is long established in our communities is our right and should stay that way.”

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  1. Why arent the Rosh Hayeshivos calling for a yom tefilla? This bring to mind a vort, why by purim did the yidden daven and fast to hashem and by chanukah they fought. It would seem they should have done the opposite in each situation, purim they wanted to kill us so we should have fought back, chanukah they wanted to destroy torah which is spiritual we should have davened? the answer is when it comes to our safety its all in hashems hands he just wants us to daven. when it comes to torah he wants us to prove how important it is to us he wants us to fight for torah. when there is a gezairah on torah its not the time to daven that the gezairah be batul, hashem wont listen to those tefilos he wants us to fight, and if we fight even a few weak people can win over the entire corrupt political machine. right now fight means sending emails and calling in the future it might be something else what ever the gedolim tell us to do

  2. Many laws in America are entirely contingent on voluntary compliance. Take income taxes, for example. Except for those whose employers automatically withhold federal and state taxes, SSI, etc., if no one paid their taxes, how many millions of people can the government imprison for tax evasion? That’s the situation here, also. If every mossad chinuch simply ignores these new regulations, will the government, in this case the state of NY, forcibly shut them all down? How many menahalim can the state fine or imprison? Therefore this all much ado about nothing. We continue to run our mosdos as usual, and let the bureaucrats scream gevalt while running around in tight little circles.

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