At Ponevezh Yeshiva a meeting was held on Wednesday, 14 Iyar, addressing the war against technology. The aseifa was held in the office of the yeshiva’s president HaGaon Rav Eliezer Kahaneman together with Roshei Yeshiva HaGaon Rav Gershon Edelstein, HaGaon Rav Baruch Dov Povarsky, Mashgiach HaGaon Rav Eliezer Ginzberg and other members of the yeshiva staff.
The aseifa was a closed-door event, and Rav Edelstein was first to address the forum. It was concluded that talmidim will be instructed to distance themselves from all forms of technology, including a computer used to write one’s chidushim.
Despite the fact using a computer has become an accepted norm in other yeshivos, beginning this week, it is prohibited in Ponevezh.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)