11.08.2011 11.Aw-Elul, 5771
Magen David Adom warns young haredi men, families of dangers resulting from inexperience at camping, climbing, swimming.
The three-week recess of yeshivot between Tisha Be’av and the beginning of the month of Elul (bein hazmanim) has begun, exposing haredi and even national religious young men – and their families – to dangers resulting from their inexperience at camping out, climbing and even swimming. There are usually many injuries and some deaths in this sector during this annual summer vacation.
Magen David Adom warned them on Wednesday to take special care so their annual vacation would be safe. Since haredi yeshiva heads often discourage their students from going to nature areas so as not to be tempted by “immodest surroundings” often increases the danger because it leaves them unable to deal with outdoor experiences that other Israelis take for granted….