FIGHT FOR CHINUCH: Gedolim Call For Yom Tefillah for ALL Schools This Monday


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As you know, we have been engaged in a monumental effort to protect the purity of our chinuch and overturn the proposed regulations of the New York State Education Department. Hishtadlus is necessary, but above all, אין לנו על מי להישען אלא על אבינו שבשמים.

The tefillos of our talmidim and talmidos are most potent in a time of עת צרה ליעקב, in a time of עת לעשות לה’ הפרו תורתך.

Therefore, at the behest of the זקני ראשי ישיבה of the Vaad Roshei Yeshiva of Torah Umesorah – HaRav Shmuel Kamenetsky שליט”א, Rosh HaYeshiva of Philadelphia; HaRav Aharon Feldman שליט”א, Rosh HaYeshiva of Ner Yisroel; and the Yosheiv Rosh of the Vaad, HaRav Hillel David שליט”א – Torah Umesorah is calling for all talmidim and talmidos of Yeshivos and Bais Yaakovs, in all locations, to say Tehillim on Monday, Erev Rosh Chodesh Sivan, Yom Kippur Kattan, so that we may bring through the unique strength of their tefillos.

Each school should make their own arrangements to have their students say a few perakim of Tehillim together on Monday (May 30). May our tefillos at this crucial time be הכבוד כסא לפני נתקבל.

Rabbi Dovid Nojowitz
National Director

Whomever has not yet signed the petition to New York State, please take a minute to do so:



  1. It is, indeed, Memorial Day, but normal American Jews don’t care about teh day’s proximity to any idolatrous Zionist holiday.

  2. Maybe the yeshivos should stop telling their voting blocs to vote for the democrats that are the same ones pushing to control our yeshivos?! The yeshivos voted in these reshaim in the first place.

  3. This is vague and hard to concentrate when davening. Can we please get more specific list of bakashos that we can use – please protect our pure children from [list of subjects: math, English, gender studies, American history, music, PhysEd, socialism]

  4. How about we all move to Eretz Yisrael in large phases starting immediately after Shavous. We could clear out most of Jewish NYC in about 24-36 months if we work hard and send planeloads of people in an organized approach; this way there won’t be panic and suffering when we will eventually have to move anyway by being forced out of America by the goyim and antisemites. I say it’s a good idea.

  5. I’m all for davening but why aren’t we busing every yeshiva student to a mass protest outside of city hall as well. We should do it weekly until the madness stops

  6. Notarebba is 100% correct. Why did any Jew ever vote for a democrat to start with. Why were organizations saying vote democrat. Democrats are evil. Look at NJ. Why don’t Jews learn from others mistakes is beyond me. Jews have to start voting Republican. LEE ZELDIN.

  7. @Stop the madness

    You’re spot on. Mass protesting and relentless pressure on politicians is the key to getting things actually done. As Noam Chomsky said “If you go to one demonstration and then go home, that’s something, but the people in power can live with that. What they can’t live with is sustained pressure that keeps building, organizations that keep doing things, people that keep learning lessons from the last time and doing it better the next time.”

  8. Babby Squirrel, there is a larger concentration of anti-Semites per capita in Israel than in America. And they use deadly weapons, not the DOE. Think before you offer advice.

  9. This is glaring that this is a New York State crisis, yet of the 3 signatures, only 1 is a New York State Resident, & hence who is נוגע בדבר
    Is this telling me, that there were no other Rabbis who live in the entire state of New York, who were prepared to or capable to sign or/& autograph this קול-קורא?

  10. > why aren’t we busing every yeshiva student to a mass protest outside of city hall as well.

    this is bitul Torah. for the same amount of time, you can let your kid take a math test – and then you’ll know yourself whether the school is or not teaching it, no government intervention – or protests – required.

  11. can it be that all these govt gezeiros in NY & Israel are for Rabbanim
    /kehilot going along with anti-torah covid mandates? Those of you who took money on condition for this, know who you are.

    Aside from people like Chabad Rabbi Green, there are many who should be doing some self-reflection on the following mishna:

    הוו זהירין ברשות, שאין מקרבין לו לאדם אלא לצורך עצמן.
    נראין כאוהבין בשעת הנאתן.
    ואין עומדין לו לאדם בשעת דחקו

    Just asking.

  12. During Covid there was no yom tefillah. During the red zone lockdowns, there was no yom tefillah. Now that the schools and big name organizations are being threatened financially, we are calling for mass prayer. There is no threat to Torah, we have flourished in the worst of times and the best of times and Torah will flourish forever. This is about government funding and the schools and leaders not being able to emphatically say no and walk away to a progressive and woke curriculum because of the allure of money. This situation is just a continuation of an agenda we have seen clearly since the onset of Covid. Wake up and start connecting dots. Also stop being cowards!

  13. Better חינוך would be to say סליחות of יום כיפור קטן as it is ערב ראש חודש.

    When I was a kid in High School, the Biology teacher made a special מנין for מנחה on ערב ראש חודש in the winter, so we could say סליחות.

    Yes, the irony that the לימודי חול teacher was מחנך us to say סליחות on ערב ראש חודש.

    How times have changed.

  14. Don’t be Fooled, how foolish your words are. The government is threatening to close down schools and issue truancy notices to parents, not to withhold funds. Private schools do not get funds to cover their general budget in the great state of NY. Any funds they get are for extra programs and resources for the students. The government has not mentioned any of these funds, which anyway do nothing to help a school’s bottom line. Shrugging and saying “meh” does little to solve the great challenge facing our chinuch system in NY.