PHOTOS: The Israeli Flag Flown Once Again at Ponevezh Yeshiva in Bnei Brak on Yom Ha’atzmaut


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It’s an Israeli Independence Day custom.

Once again, as is done every year, the national flag was flown on the roof of the Ponevezh Yeshiva in Bnei Brak.

This has been done since the Ponevezher Rov, HaGaon HaRav Yosef Shlomo Kahaneman ZT”L established the yeshiva.

Last year, there were two changes.

First off, the flag pole was extended to make it higher – fearing Bochrim from the Peleg would try and sabotage the flag. Additionally, as can be seen in the video, Bochrim from the Yeshiva also tried hanging the “Degel Hatorah Party” flag next to the Israeli flag.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. Where is my comment I posted a few hours ago on this?!?! Shame on YWN on your censorship!! You’re a one-sided Zionist that doesn’t even wanna hear another perspective. You should disclose that on the front page of your website.

    Moderators Response: A comment that directly bashes the “one-sided Zionists” like the Ponavezer Rov, Rav Chaskel, Rav Shach, Rav Gershon Edelstein, Rav Berel Povarsky and others will never be approved.

  2. The Ponevezer Rav held that if you are going to take money from the medineh you should hang their flag, nauseating as it may be.

  3. And once again, for the umpteenth year in a row, YWN is posting this, in its continuous attempt and desire to re-educate and re-make the Chareidi tzibbur to better conform to the da’as Torah of the owners/editors of the website.

  4. I respectfully disagree with the moderators.
    I think Shully’s comments should be published.
    It is important to show how certain systems of education lead to distorted conclusions.
    Let him speak, and let others reply accordingly

  5. I agree with American yerushalmi someone at ywn brass is trying to give off impression that real daas Torah is accepting of Zionism and that chareidy-lite is the derech hayoshor.