Health Ministry Demands Closure for All Chareidi Mosdos in Israel

A firefighter wearing protective clothes disinfects a community center in Telz-Stone, on Wednesday, after seventeen of the city’s residents were found to have coronavirus. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

In a letter released Wednesday, the Health Ministry demanded that an order be issued for the total shutdown of all chareidi educational institutions across Israel.

The letter, addressed to Health Minister Rabbi Yaakov Litzman, writes that due to the widespread of the coronavirus across the country, there is no choice but to close all educational institutions, from nursery, Talmudei Torah, yeshivos and kollelim – even those who can comply with the Health Ministry regulations.