Israeli Yeshivos Allowed to Reopen – Someday Soon

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Chevron Yeshiva in Yerushalayim. (Aharon Krohn/Flash90, File)

The Israeli government said on Tuesday that yeshivos will be permitted to reopen on a gradual basis, but specified no date for the return.

Minister of Education Rabbi Rafi Peretz announced on Twitter: “We have now concluded a discussion with the prime minister. We are pleased that we have approved the opening of the Yeshivos and their gradual return to routine in full compliance [with]the guidelines of the Ministry of Health.”

“We will continue to do everything to benefit all hues of the population,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Education Ministry gave out details of the phased reopening of schools next, approved by ministers on Monday.

Children in first through third grades will return to school five days a week, while kindergarteners will be divided into groups of 15 to 17 that will each meet half the week at school and half the week remotely.

“The classroom will be organized so every student sits at a separate table” with a distance of two meters between them, according to the plan, the Times of Israel said.

All other grades will continue to study remotely.

Finalization of the plan will be contingent, however, on data on coronavirus infection rates among children, to become available later this week.