Jerusalem Chief Sephardi Rabbi Shlomo Moshe Amar Shlita has announced his new keren, a fund to save Sephardi yeshivos entitled ‘תמכין דאוריתא’ in memory of Maran HaGaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef ZT”L. Dozens of Sephardi yeshivot are listed among those who received NIS 5,000 monthly.
Administrators of the fund include Rosh Yeshivat Mishkanot HaTorah HaGaon HaRav Ephraim Cohen and Rav Eliyahu Doron, who launched the fund under the direction of his father. Kikar Shabbos News reports that noted philanthropist Eyal Moshiach of Petach Tikvah is heading the fund.
It is explained that in order to protect the kovod of roshei yeshivos, administrative personnel will arrive to receive the funding, not the roshei yeshivos in person.
Yeshivot that have already received NIS 5,000 monthly include Yakirei Yerushalayim (headed by Rav Yehuda Cohen), Birkat HaTorah, Birkat Ephraim (Headed by Rabbi Betzalel Pinchasi Shlita), Yeshivat Rinat HaTorah (headed by Rabbi Ezra Nissan) and Yeshivat Maor HaTorah (headed by Rabbi Avraham Salim Shlita).
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)