Chareidi Talmidei Yeshivos Visiting Yishuvim In Great Numbers


1In some chareidi yeshivos it has been noticed that Shabbos is far emptier than expected as a growing number of Bnei Torah are heading to yishuvim for Shabbos.

It is reported that many talmidei yeshivos enjoy visiting religious yishuvim for Shabbos to experience the ‘life of settlers’ and get a look at Shabbos on yishuv. One favorite venue is Hebron, the holy city, permitting bnei Torah to be mispallel in the Ma’aras HaMachpelah and meet with personalities including Baruch Marzel.

It is reported the trend, which has been ongoing for years, is increasing in popularity as more Bnei Torah are spending Shabbos in one Yishuv or another throughout Yehuda and Shomron, some for the experience and others, simply to argue the pro and cons of living over the Green Line with local residents.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


  1. Bring back the dorms. Bring back the Yeshiva/”in” Shabbos. Bring back the organized “farming out” to families. All of this should be part of the chinuch of our sons and daughters, especially those in Eretz Yisroel.

  2. Rav Shach was against settlement construction. These boys belong in Yeshiva attending Seder on Shabbos afternoon and not visiting places and people that believe that settlement building is some sort of religious obligation. Chareidim are not Mizrachi.

  3. Kanoiy: you should have realized by now that when it comes to anything relating to zionism, the state of Israel, the chareidi tzibbur in E.Y., YWN has transformed itself into a somewhat frumer version of Arutz 7 (Israel National News). Don’t know if it’s the new editorial policy of the site owners or due to pressure from the advertisers. I guess they have a right to do as they see fit, but it’s sad to see this happening. Doesn’t have to be this way. The trend can be reversed.

  4. Are u all nuts?
    What’s wrong with visiting frum families living in yishuvim? So what if they are slightly different in hashkafas or political views. Have non of you ever joined a Kiddush, bar mitzvah, sheva bracha meals where the baal hasimcha had different minhagim from you or were politically opposed to your thinking?!?

    So what? The yishuvim are located on hills and the scenery is awesome plus you are walking on Biblical land of our Avos. Shiloh, Bet El, Chevron, – what a major zechus. Don’t think the safety there is any worse than walking to the Kosel thru some of the gates.