Letters from the Rosh Yeshiva Shlit"a


בעזרת ה' יתברך-יום א' פרשת תרומה, כ"ח שבט, שנת תשע"ט

Dear… Talmid in Yeshiva Tiferes Hatorah.

It hurts me to hear that you went away for Shabbos to a place without a Minyan or a Mikve; I cannot understand why you did so; there are so many Ehrliche places where one can go, why must you go somewhere where you don’t have a Minyan to Daven, and can’t hear Krias Hatorah? I will judge you favorably that you didn’t consider the consequences of your actions, you just tagged along without thinking.

It really doesn’t bother me that Bochurim go away for Shabbosim, (although it is not something I would recommend you to do, but I will not object to it); there were many occasions that Bochurim went away for a Shabbos to a place with a Beis Chabad, or somewhere with a Minyan and a Rav, a place with a Mikve etc. this is reasonable. But, the fact that you and some other Talmidim from Yeshiva went away without any consideration to these requirements causes me great pain.

Thus, I want to request from you; you came to learn in Hichel Hakodesh, absorb the message this place conveys: don’t run after anyone. You tag along like a spare tire; this is not what life is about, and not what Hichel Hakodesh is about.

I have a lot more to write on this matter, but I cannot continue, because of the pain it causes me to hear that Talmidim from Yeshiva behaved in such a manner.