On Monday morning, it was Yeshivas Beis Matisyahu in Bnei Brak and on Tuesday, Education Ministry inspectors arrived at Yeshivos and Kollels around Israel.
It is reported that in some cases, inspectors arrived at 8:55AM, obviously to monitor who and how many talmidim and avreichim are reporting on time. In Yeshivas Yesodot Hatorah HaSephardi in Tel Aviv, the inspectors were there at 9:00AM sharp, the start of morning seder, and the talmidim were on time and the yeshiva passed the inspection.
Kikar Shabbos News adds that inspectors were also on the job in Modi’in Illit, Beit Shemesh, Tiveria, Bnei Brak, Petach Tikvah, Betar Illit, Eilat and Holon. Inspectors visited Yeshivas Ateres Shlomo in Modi’in Illit, a kollel headed by HaGaon HaRav Shimon Ba’adani, who was missing ten avreichim. The kollel failed the inspection.
As one might imagine, some are crying “persecution” while others feel this is legitimate since the yeshivos and kollels receive state funding, and the talmidim and avreichim are to report for the first seder on time.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)