Gedolei Torah Concerned With Chinuch At Bnos Chayil


Gedolei Yisrael on Tuesday morning 29 Teves issued a warning against sending one’s daughter to a seminar that teaches in contradiction to the ‘mesora of pure education’.

A letter was released, signed by Ponevezh Rosh Yeshiva HaGaon HaRav Gershon Edelstein, HaGaon HaRav Moshe Hillel Hirsch, Rosh Yeshivas Slobodka HaGaon HaRav Dov Landau and Rosh Yeshivas Chevron HaGaon HaRav Dovid Cohen, they warn against sending one’s daughter to Seminar Bnos Chayil ( ‘בנות חיל’ ), for the latter is not educating the girls in line with mesoras yisrael.

Kikar Shabbos News reports that when the information reached Rav Edelstein, he appointed Rav Hirsch and HaGaon HaRav Kessler Shlita to look into the matter towards learning the truth.

Prominent rabbonim sat with the school’s administration in an effort to monitor the situation and to convey concerns from parents. After meetings and discussion, the decision was made to release the letter to the tzibur.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


  1. What specifically about this seminar or its teachings has the signatories of this letter so upset? Unless the article is leaving out some important imformation, just having some distinguished rabbis invoking the vague concept of the, “mesora of pure education” is not expecially helpful to parents who need more explaination of why they shouldn’t send their daughters to the prgroma. What is “pure education”?? What items in the lesson plans or agenda is objectionabl and why?

  2. what does “in contradiction to the ‘mesora of pure education’.” mean?

    are they teaching appikoses? are they teaching also skills to get a job? what?

  3. amazing!!! i posted a very similar post to MDG, but since my name is chilliworker, YWN will not post (almost) anything that comes from my name.
    i asked for more details, where the seminary is located and who runs it… but no! i’ve been banned!