Lovers of Torah and Chassidus from all over Israel came to
Bnei Brak during Chol Hamoed Sukkos to attend the Torah
shiurim and Simchas Beis Hashoeva at the Ozerov Beis
Medrash. There was standing room only for the fascinating
shiurim delivered by important rebbeim.
On the first day of Chol Hamoed, HaRav Carmi gave a
fascinating shiur on the prohibition of wearing
shatnez, including pictures and slides.
On the second day of Chol Hamoed, HaRav Moshe Vei, head of
the Hanchalas Hahalacha Institute and author of the book
Examining Food According to Halacha, delivered a
lecture on the risks of finding insects in food, also
accompanied by a slide presentation.
On the fifth day of Chol Hamoed, HaRav Yosef Rappaport, head
of the Mercaz Torani Kollel, delivered a very comprehensive
shiur on the halachos of honoring one's parents.
On Motzei Shabbos Kodesh Chol Hamoed a melave malka
was held in the beis medrash, attended by the Admor
who said that according to Maran Habe'er Moshe, the libations
of water were set specifically on Succos because the "lower
waters" wanted to come closer to Hashem. Since the mitzvah of
Succah involves being under the protection of the Shechina
and allowing every Jew the opportunity to "come before the
King," it affords the best time for Am Yisroel to come
closer to G-d. Following the melave malka, the Simchas
Beis Hashoeva was held.