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LIKE EVERY YOM HA’ATZAMUT: Israeli Flag Flies From The Roof Of Ponevezh Yeshivah

Yeshivas Ponevezh on Tuesday upheld its mesorah of hanging an Israeli flag on the yeshivah’s roof on Yom Ha’atzmaut.

The minhag began after the establishment of the state at the instructions of the Ponevezher Rav, HaGaon HaRav Yosef Shlomo Kahaneman, z’tl, to fly the flag on the roof of the yeshivah for eight hours.

Since then, the flag is hung from the yeshivah’s roof every year on Yom Ha’atzmaut from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Apart from the flag, there is no indication of Yom Ha’atzmaut at the yeshivah, with tefillos, shiurim, and sedarim taking place as usual.

This year, two security guards were stationed nearby to prevent the Peleg Yerushalmi from removing it.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)

6 Responses

  1. Just to be clear. There is no mesorah of hanging an Israeli flag.
    The mesorah is to hang the flag of its host country on the day of its host country’s independence. Just like they did in Lithuania.

  2. The word “mesorah” might not be the best word, but this has clearly been the minhag since its inception. I don’t know what Rav Kahaneman, z’tl, though. After all, he clearly was not a Zionist.
    BTW – I wish some g’ver would invest in refurbishing their building.

  3. Would be amazing if someone paid a few thousand dollars and got the building pressure washed. (As well as most buildings in bnei brak)

  4. יום-העצמאות שמח to everyone, and now full swing busy with my הכנות לכבוד יום-ירושלים הבא עלינו לטובה בעזרת השם יתברך, my biggest concern being that the כותל remains open that day, unlike מירון בל”ג ב”עומר

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