After days of discussion involving HaGaon HaRav Aaron Yehuda Leib Shteinman Shlita, meetings with the Rosh Yeshiva in which prominent roshei yeshiva took part, the decision has been made that avreichim who aligned themselves with the break-away faction of Degel, the Bnei Torah party, will have to express remorse for not adhering to the word of gedolei yisrael shlita as well as pledging future allegiance.
The document mentions both Rav Sheinman and HaGaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita, quoting a majority ruling of the Moetzas Gedolei Yisrael. Those who turned their backs on Degel Hatorah in the election will have an opportunity to admit the error of their ways and pledge future allegiance, to distance from the break-away faction and come back home.
The document is written to address both avreichim and their rabbonim, vowing to refrain from straying at anytime in the future and failure to adhere to this commitment will be tantamount to gezel of yeshiva funds for their continued presence.
It is expected that those avreichim and rabbonim who are expected to sign and do not in the coming days may find themselves in a new reality, outside the beis medrash.
It is added that while this document is being publicized, it awaits final approval of the Rosh Yeshiva, HaGaon HaRav Aaron Yehuda Leib Shteinman Shlita.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)