As religious Zionism was forging an identity which strove for a synthesis of a traditional life with Zionist ideals, institutions began to be built which expressed this identity. Youth groups such as the Shomer Hadati in Poland and Bnei Akiva in the Land of Israel, led to the building of educational facilities. Kfar Haroeh was followed by the opening of Yeshivat Kerem B’Yavneh. Rav Chaim Yaakov Goldwicht- graduate of Etz Chaim, Slabodka, and close with the Brisker Rov and Chazon Ish among others – becomes the pioneering Rosh Yeshiva of the fledgling institution.

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