In a meeting of the Rabbinical Committee for Education of the Moetzas Gedolei Yisrael held in conjunction with the directors of the seminars held at the Rav Meir Seminar in Bnei Brak, it was decided, on the orders of Gedolei Yisrael, to tighten the supervision of girls’ schools including Beis Yaakov. Teachers applying for jobs who have earned an official academic degree from a college or university will not be considered.

Taking part in the meeting were Rabbi Mordechai Stern (Vizhnitz), Rabbi Yaakov Cohen (Sanz), Rabbi Videslavsky (Gur) Rabbi Meir Kessler from the Litvish community Rabbi Natan Zukhovsky, Rabbi Chaim Mann, Rabbi Shlomo Breuer and committee secretaries Rabbi Avraham Rubinstein and Yosef Draiman were present. In addition, the directors of the seminars were Rabbis Wolf, Lieberman, Mendelssohn, Hildesheimer and the secretary of the committee, Rabbi Austerlitz.

It was learned that during the discussion, those present spoke sharply about the break in the chareidi community, with more women and girls from the community permit themselves to attend mainstream academic institutions, at times, with permission from their husbands.

The rabbis discussed ways to stop the breach and prevent the phenomenon from spreading, and mentioned the previous directive to ensure that chareidi schools do not receive teachers with academic degrees.

The rabbis argued that while this remains an abstract threat to the present day, it is now necessary to tighten the supervision and enforce the regulations with great severity so that every Jewish woman will know that she will lose if she studies outside the permitted framework as outlined by Gedolei Yisrael.