Hundreds of talmidim of Mir Yeshiva will today, 2 Rosh Chodesh Elul, join the search for missing Lakewood bochur Aaron Sofer. Family members accompanied by askanim on Tuesday night visited Maran HaGaon HaRav Aaron Yehuda Leib Shteinman Shlita, who agreed to instruct the Mir talmidim to take part in the search. The gadol hador stressed that only Israeli talmidim may take part in the search, not Americans. The rosh yeshiva, HaGaon HaRav Finkel Shlita gave the order for the Israeli talmidim to take part in the search.
There are still areas that have to be searched for a first time. Much of the search will concentrate on the Jerusalem Forest area where Aaron was last seen on erev Shabbos. Buses departed at 7:30 AM to transport talmidim from Kikar Zvill and from Yeshayahu Street corner of Strauss. They will be searching for Aaron till noon. Police have instructed talmidim to dress appropriately; pointing out the weather this week is quite hot.
The tzibur is urged to continue being mispallel for the safe return of Aaron ben Chulda.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)