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30 Nissan 5764 - April 21, 2004 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly









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Yeshivas Hemshech Hazman
by Betzalel Kahn

Dozens of yeshiva students participated in a program known as Yeshivas Hemshech Hazman held during the first week of Nisan for the seventh consecutive year.

Yeshivas Hemshech Hazman was set up in a quiet location sequestered from the bein hazmanim atmosphere to allow talmidim the repose needed to delve into their Torah studies and to tap the potential these days have for spiritual uplift.

Various roshei yeshivos came to deliver shiurim and talks at the yeshiva, held this year near Beit Shemesh at Moshav Kislon. The opening shiur was given by rosh yeshivas Be'er HaTorah HaRav Gavriel Yosef Levy and later another shiur was given by HaRav Yehuda Aryeh Hershler, one of the roshei yeshivos of Yeshivas Beis Matisyohu.

On Shabbos HaRav Nachum Neventzal, one of the rabbonim at Yeshivas Rabbenu Chaim Ozer, was on hand to enhance the atmosphere with his talks.

The chizuk talk preceding bein hazmanim was given by HaRav Shmuel Markowitz, one of the roshei yeshivos at Yeshivas Ponovezh. "The month of Nisan is a month of preparation for receiving the Torah, and the preparation is through smashing the material world," he said. "Lechtech acharei bamidbor is what the Torah was given for: to allow spirituality to overcome materialism. Moshe Rabbenu stood and said to the mal'ochim, `Do you have kibbud ov vo'eim?' The answer is that in this world there is materialism and what the Torah wants most is the subjugation of the yetzer, and the favorable resolution of this conflict is what HaKodosh Boruch Hu is waiting for. For when a person chooses properly he chooses HaKodosh Boruch Hu against yetzer hora. This is a power granted to people and not to mal'ochim. Therefore matan Torah is deserved."

At the program's completion various siyumim were held on masechtos learned during the winter zman.

The organizers wish to extend their thanks to all who helped make Yeshivas Hemshech Hazmanim possible.


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