Who will be the Gedolim of tomorrow? – Arutz Sheva

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The religious Zionist community is a high-quality community whose motto is Torah, Avodah and contributing to the Nation. It is a community which is involved in and influences all aspects of the country in politics, law, academics, in the media and in the army.

There is one front, however, which religious Zionism has neglected Torah learning and producing gedolei HaTorah and spiritual leaders who are connected to the country, army and Torah. Very few of the judges, city and neighborhood rabbis and head rabbis today in Israel are from the religious Zionist community. As such, today there exists a significant lack of religious Zionist rabbis of stature, gedolim (great sages).

The few in our sector who choose to give up higher paying careers for this challenging track, often live in scarcity and some of them drop out along the way. And we as a society lose out on individuals who could have been Torah scholars who are connected to Am Yisrael and the Zionist vision.

In religious Zionism, one who dedicates his life to Torah learning is valued less than people with other careers, and certainly less than his counterparts in the haredi world where they are viewed as superstars.

So what can be done about this?

The solution is quite simple. Today, there are approximately 3,000 married avreichim in the religious Zionist community. The Echad lEchad Foundation has taken upon itself to focus on the 100 top avreichim, those who have the potential to become Torah leaders yet are reliant on our support in order to continue in their studies and become Torah giants. These avreichm receive a significant monthly scholarship in which the model that we are basing on is outstanding dean scholarships given in universities to outstanding students, enabling them to continue in their learning directly to a doctorate.

The avreichim are chosen from all of the religious Zionist yeshivot throughout Israel. They are handpicked by their Roshei Yeshivot, in which each Rosh Yeshiva is given a quota of avreichim to choose according to the number of students in his particular yeshiva. Each avreich who enters into this program commits to not having any other job and to be learning full-time for a period of 3 years.

On December 17, 2019, " , the Yarzheit of Rav Moshe Tzvi Neriya, ztl, Echad lEchad will be running its annual Charity campaign. All donations given on that day will be doubled thanks to a private donor. The goal is to raise 1 million shekel. Its all or nothing. Become a partner in this enormous chessed and support the religious Zionist world of Torah.

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Who will be the Gedolim of tomorrow? - Arutz Sheva

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