Badatz and Rav Nissim Karelitz: Kohanim Leaving Eretz Yisroel Must Fly Through Haifa


As reported prior by, kohanim will need to find other ways to fly out of Erez Yisroel than through Ben Gurion Airport for the first two weeks of November, according to a p’sak of Rav Nissim Karelitz, rosh kollel of Kollel Chazon Ish and noted senior posek, as well as the Badatz of the Eidah Hachareidis of Yerushalayim, because flight paths for all airplanes departing from Eretz Yisroel during that time period will pass above the Cholon bais hachaim.

Letters from Rav Karelitz’s bais din and the Badatz can be seen above and below.

Based on the p’sak of Rav Nissim, obtained by, those flying out of Eretz Yisroel on those dates should take a flight from Chaifa to Cyprus, and then fly from Cyprus to their destinations.

The change in the flight paths from Ben Gurion is due to construction work to improve one of the runways at the airport.

The p’sakim state that starting at 5 a.m. on November 1, until November 17, all flights leaving Ben Gurion Airport to all destinations will fly over the Cholon cemetery. Incoming flights will not be on this flight path, though. Kohanim who need to travel during these dates should fly out of Haifa to Cyprus.


{ Israel News Bureau}


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