Homesh Yeshiva is Here to Stay

In May, Maj. Gen. Yehuda Fuchs, head of the IDF Central Command, signed an order allowing Israelis to reenter Homesh under a directive from Defense Minister Yoav Gallant.

The Homesh Yeshiva is the only permanent structure currently in Homesh which was moved a short while ago down the hill to undisputed Israeli land. They now have 5 structures, electricity and running water. What luxury!! Now they are looking for sources to fund what they had to take the opportunity to accomplish.

The Yeshiva was established in 2006 by former Homesh residents and others from Jewish communities in the area, looking to undo what they felt was an unjust government decision taken the previous year. For years a small group of them lugged tables, chairs, and books to the caves of Homesh to keep Jewish learning alive in the town.

Rabbi Menachem Ben Shachar of the Yeshiva said, “We are calling on the government to make this area 100% official, to pave roads, and go back to the way it was before the expulsion. “If the Jewish nation does what it should do, build in the Land of Israel, learn Torah, things will be good. We must proceed with confidence and not stammer, even it doesn’t please the other nations of the world.”

Homesh Yeshivah foresees a full return to the once-abandoned community, by Josh Hasten/JNS, June 14, 2023


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