Monday, November 17, 2014

Some American Roshei Yeshiva sign letter granting Bochurim reshus to begin shidduchim in their yeshivas.

In an ongoing effort to bridge the age gap and stop the shidduch crisis, a group of 15 American Roshei yeshiva signed a letter permitting yeshiva bochurim to begin dating prior to going to learn in Eretz yisrael, while they are still learning in Bais medrash. Not all those who signed  have bochurim at that age learning by them, or, they dont stay so long at those yeshivos. Most yeshivos that do have bochurim staying through fourth year Bais medrash did not sign on to the letter.
Here's the english translation:
The gedolei hador have already sent a heartfelt plea to the tzibur and to bochurim to make every effort to marry at the appropriate time and not to delay unnecessarily. Therefore, we would like to publicize that from Rosh Chodesh Teves of fourth year Bais nedrash, we permit any bochur who decided he is ready for shidduchim to begin shidduchim while at our Yeshivas. May things proceed pleasantly for thoseee who do so.may they be zoche to built batim neemanim byisrael and to raise children and grandchildrenwho are oskim bTorah u'vanitzvos. May they merit to greet Mashiach tzidkeinu together with the rest of klal yisrael, speedily in our days. Amen

The letter was signed by,
Rav Shimon Alster,Rav Yaakov Busel, RavYaakov bender, Rav Yisrael Belsky, Rav Chaim Mendel Brodsky, Rav Avrohom bromberg, Rav Elya Ber Wachtfogel, Rav Lipa Margulies, RavKalman Epstein, Rav Yechiel Perr, RavYaakov Furman, Rav Shlomo Feivel Schustal, Rav Mendel Slomowitz, Rav Tzvi Schlanger, adding their names are Rav aaron Leib Shteinman, Rav Chaim kanievsky, Rav Malkiel Kotler Rav Mattisyahu Solomon, Rav Shlomo Miller.


  1. So much for the late, never lamented 'freeze.' And where are the bloggers who said there's no shidduch crisis?

  2. most of these roshei yeshiva do not have a 4th year. and those that do, like Torah Vadas, always allowed them to date. notable in absence are the yeshivas that really have a 4th year such as Philly and Long Beach.

    and btw, it's Rav Yaakov Furman (RY Vyolipol) not "Pearman"