Monday, December 20, 2004

New Tzfat Yahoo! Group

B"H

Just see for yourself what kind of a community Tzfat is:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Tzfat/

Doreen Ellen Bell-Dotan, Tzfat

Violence and Drugs in the Yeshivot for Chozrim B'Tshuvah

B"H

There have been entirely too many incidents of extreme violence and drug use in yeshivot for "chozrim b'tzhuvah" in Tzfat.

A recent story shocked me to the core. A 17-year-old boy learning in one of these yeshivot was attached by a mature man, also learning there. While asleep the the older man attacked the boy, bashing his head a number of times with a large rock.

Just two or three weeks before that an arguement turned into a knife fight in the same institute of "higher moral/spiritual learning".

"Chozrim b'tshuvah", alek.

Doreen Ellen Bell-Dotan, Tzfat