|Moetzes Gedoilie Hatorah|
They are ignoring the Litvisher "Gedoilim" Rav Shteinman, Rav Kanievski and the fanatical R' Shmuel Auerbach all of whom won't back this program and continue to advocate poverty for kollel families and be totally dependent on tzedakeh!
After the condemnation in Yated Neeman of a master’s program equivalent in a Haifa Beis Yaakov affiliated with Agudas Yisrael, the latter has responded.
The story began on erev Shabbos 18 Sivan with a notice in the daily Hebrew Yated Neeman that the Moetzas Gedolei Torah approved a master’s program in the Haifa Beis Yaakov.
Yated issued a clarification on Sunday that the Torah Council was that of Agudas Yisrael and not Degel Hatorah, explaining for as long as Maran HaGaon HaRav Aaron Yehuda Leib Shteinman Shlita does not approve such a program the litvish community will not back it.
On Monday morning 21 Sivan, the Teachers Certification Center affiliated with the Gur Chassidus seminar in Bnei Brak published a notice in the daily Hamodia, explaining it has approved a MA program equivalent in the Bnei Brak school, offering an array of courses towards a second degree.
Officials in Agudas Yisrael on Monday morning also released statements attacking the Yerushalmi faction and its affiliated HaPeles newspaper without mentioning it by name as HaPeles attacked the second degree programs and the Torah council’s decision.
The officials stated that the Torah Council of Agudas Yisrael is an independent body that acts as such and the admorim do not seek nor require the permission of anyone to reach such decisions. They further add in this case the admorim debated the second degree programs at length and reached their decision.
“The fact that someone in a certain newspaper thinks differently and thinks that under the guise of educational professionals it can divide between the admorim; such an act is unworthy of a response”.