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26 Teves 5769 - January 22, 2009 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly










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By Yechiel Sever

Hundreds of Agudas Yisroel of America leaders and members came to the Holy City to take part in the 9th Yarchei Kallah at the Ramada Jerusalem Hotel.

When the event opened on Monday, all of the participants received a full itinerary and a package containing a gemora and a compilation of commentaries on the main sugya being studied — hilchos tefillin.

The guests were received by Rabbi Gedaliah Weinberger, executive chairman of Agudas Yisroel of America, Rabbi Shlomo Gertzulin, vice president of finance and administration, Rabbi Shlomo Gottesman, joint chairman of the Committee for Torah Projects, Rabbi Leibish Becker, member of the presidential committee, and Rabbi Avrohom Nissan Perl, director of the Committee for Torah Projects.

Among the participants were dozens of businessmen and professionals who left their homes and business affairs for a full week to study Torah in the holy air of Jerusalem and to attend shiurim and hear divrei his'orerus delivered by gedolei Yisroel and prominent roshei yeshivos.

The event began when 250 participants gathered for tefillas Minchah, followed by study in chavrusas. The large hall at the Ramada Hotel was transformed into a beis medrash for all intents and purposes, as the sounds of Torah study rose up and echoed throughout the hall.

During the evening hours a shiur was given by HaRav Osher Weiss, the av beis din of Darkei Horo'oh and the rosh yeshiva of Yeshivas Darkei Torah.

Later divrei chizuk were given by HaRav Moshe Mordechai Chodosh, rosh yeshiva of Yeshivas Or Elchonon in Jerusalem, who praised the participants warmly and noted the importance of Agudas Yisroel of America's work to organize this important Torah project. He focused on tefillin and the order and meaning of the passages they contain.

On Tuesday night his'orerus talks were given by HaRav Aharon Leib Shteinman, HaRav Shmuel Auerbach and HaRav Nosson Tzvi Finkel, the rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Mir, shlita.

Wednesday's program included talks by HaRav Yitzchok Scheiner, rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Kamenitz in Jerusalem, and HaRav Leib Minzberg, the rov of Kahal Adas Yerushalayim (Masmidim).

The women's program included a visit to Kever Rochel on Tuesday.


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