Rabbi Dov Singer, head of the high school yeshiva Makor Haim in Gush Etzion, tested positive for coronavirus after returning from a trip to the United States on March 2.
He is under quarantine in his home and doing well. He is one of the first coronavirus patients to be sent home instead of being adnitted to the hospital.
Rabbi Singer urged that anyone who had been in contact with him for more than 15 minutes in a space less than 2 meters must go into isolation and report it to the Ministry of Health.
Hundreds of students study at the yeshiva. As the head of the yeshiva, Rabbi Singer is known for "his unique educational approach involves trusting and empowering the student and developing his inner spiritual consciousness in a way that opens him to the outside world," writes the yeshiva's website.
Naftali Frenkel, Gilad Shaer and Eyal Yifrah, the three teenagers who were kidnapped and murdered in the summer of 2014 were attending the yeshiva.