Do Gedolim in Israel not learn on Nittel Nacht? The Nitei Gavriel (3:1) writes

בארץ ישראל יש אומרים שאין לחוש לניטל אכן רוב הגדולים חשו לזה גם בא"י -- Some say it doesn't apply in Israel, but most Gedolim are still concerned for Nittel Nacht.

It just doesn't seem like Rav Chaim Kanievsky and most other Gedolei Yisroel don't learn then...

  • I think the practice of not learning on that night is almost exclusively a Hasidic one nowadays. So I assume by "most Gedolim" he's referring specifically to Hasidic Gedolim. The Gedolim of the Lithuanian tradition learn on that night, even outside Israel.
    – Daniel
    Dec 27 '20 at 20:31
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    He gives two names as examples; you give one name. How do you want to evaluate which side has the most gedolim on it? Are you just looking for more examples?
    – b a
    Dec 27 '20 at 21:02
  • Isn't "minhag hamakom" of Israeli Christians Greek Orthodox?
    – Heshy
    Dec 27 '20 at 21:35
  • @Heshy it's more complicated en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Status_Quo_(Jerusalem_and_Bethlehem)
    – Double AA
    Dec 28 '20 at 0:40
  • איו למדים ממנהגי עמי הארץ. At least three meanings.
    – Mordechai
    Dec 28 '20 at 12:05

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