Vishnitzer Rebbe Appoints Bochrim as Mashgichim to Prevent Another Attack on Sephardi Yeshiva


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The Rebbe Shlita of Central Vishnitz has appointed ‘mashgichim’ in the Yeshuos Moshe Yeshiva in Bnei Brak to watch over the bochrim towards ensuring there is not a repeat of last week’s attack. The mashgichim will be operating during the coming week. This is because the Rebbe and some of the Roshei Yeshiva are abroad.

The Rebbe is aware of what Shas officials called a “pogrom” against the Nachlat Dan Yeshiva in the Torah city, carried out by Vishnitz bochrim. The Vishnitz talmidim explain they have been constantly under attack from the sephardi boys, who taunted them regularly. The straw that broke the camel’s back they explain is the fact that they threw an egg at the Rebbe, which missed its intended target.

The response was violent and destructive, leading to significant property damage to the sephardi yeshiva.

Sadly, on Shabbos afternoon, a number of ‘off-the-derech-youths’ entered the Vishnitz yeshiva to retaliate, using metallic rods, clubs, blocks and other items to attack Vishnitz bochrim, most asleep when the attacks began. There are no reports of anyone requiring medical attention.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. Why do we need the Arabs to attack us, we have our own thugs. All of them, from both sides, in Yeshiva or not, need to be thrown in the army for a month to learn some respect & discipline.

    It doesn’t matter who started it, somebody has to end it before a real tragedy chas v’sholom occurs.

  2. Interesting. Ashkenazi OTD bochurim would never unite to defend a yeshivah. Even in the worst situations, Sefardim have achdus. It was expressed wrongly, but you gotta see the good side of this.

  3. If these rabbonim cannot control their own talmidim, what does that say about kavod tzadikim and the level of ruchniyus in these mosdos. It seems that the these talmidim are so bored and uninspired that they grab on to any excuse to go out and engage in protests, vandalism harassment of the security forces and general population. Against this backdrop we read a few stories about incredible achievements by other yungerleit who have learned the whole talmud in record time or at a young age but they increasingly are drowned out by these types of stories.

  4. This is what happens when we go around thinking “OUR” version of keeping Judaism is better than someone else’s version and treat them different due to that belief. There is no unity among us, and it shows tremendously. No wonder we are still in Galut/Galus. We will remain here until we learn to get over it and work together to be better, to raise each other up. Why should God save us? we don’t deserve his salvation.

  5. Kol hakavod to the Rebbe. He stands up and takes responsibility for his chassidim and does concrete things to improve the situation. More of our leaders should be like him.

  6. Midwest2
    December 9, 2019 11:44 am at 11:44 am

    Kol hakavod to the Rebbe. He stands up and takes responsibility for his chassidim and does concrete things to improve the situation. More of our leaders should be like him.
    Please give us a list of things which he did or plans on doing to rectify this situation he has with the buchurim who took the law into thier own hands and destroyed another yeshiva “Nazi Style”

  7. Its sort of bizarre that after such a disgusting and unprecedented incident involving the talimidim of his yeshiva, the Rebbe is appointing “mashgichim” to montior the situation because he and the Roshei yeshivos of Vishnitz will be busy “travelling abroad”. One would think that the current crisis in their mosdos would take prioriy over anything else, especially overseas travel. Apparently not.