web analytics
August 28, 2015 / 13 Elul, 5775
At a Glance
Sections
Sponsored Post


The View From The Beis Medrash

Beis-Medrash-NEW

New Home For Grodna Yeshiva

The 400 talmidim of the Grodna Yeshiva in Israel’s Be’er Yaakov neighborhood have relocated.

With the new z’man fast approaching, the yeshiva had faced a great challenge. The roshei yeshiva, HaRav Yitzchak Hacker and HaRav Tzvi Drevkin, were informed by their landlord that the yeshiva will not be able to stay in its current building.

The yeshiva is originally from Ashdod. It split off into a new yeshiva, headed by Rav Hacker and Rav Drevkin.

The building’s landlord, Rav Eliyahu Raful, informed the yeshiva that he needed to use the building for his yeshiva, Knesses Shalom, due to its own eviction from its building. Before the crisis was resolved, Rav Drevkin called for the recitation of tefillos in a plea to Hashem for help.

Yeshiva Students Treated As Equals

Following intervention by two Israeli Knesset members, Zvulun Kalfa (Habayit Hayehudi) and Rabbi Moshe Gafni (Yahadut HaTorah), the director-general of the ministry of transportation announced that yeshiva students in the Sderot/northern Negev area will receive the same price discounts from Israel Railways that are currently enjoyed by area residents and students of Sapir College.

An Israel Railways spokesman had initially explained that, unlike institutions like Sapir College, yeshivos are not recognized as institutes of higher education.

Shuls Vandalized In Ramat Beit Shemesh

In recent acts of vandalism, Sifrei Torah were thrown to the ground, and their covers, along with other items, were desecrated at two shuls in Ramat Beit Shemesh.

Horrified mispallelim arrived at the Beis Aaron shul on Rabbi Tarfon Street to find the damage, along with strewn sifrei kodesh and other Judaica. A nearby shul, Beis Knesses Leah Imeinu, had its Sifrei Torah thrown in nearby bushes.

Annual Lev L’Achim Asifa

The recent Lev L’Achim annual asifa in Bnei Brak, chaired by Rabbi Eliezer Sorotzkin and Rav Baruch Schapira of the Hanhalah of Lev L’Achim, featured an address by the renowned maggid, HaRav Chizkiyahu Mishkovsky, mashgiach of Yeshiva Orchos Torah.

Another program feature was the Ma’amad Maranan v’Rabbanan, the entrance into the hall of gedolei Yisrael and scores of roshei yeshiva.

Among the asifa’s attendees were the following roshei yeshiva, mashgichim and other Torah luminaries: Rav Tzvi Drevkin of Grodna in Be’er Yaakov; Rav Yaakov Hillel of Ahavat Shalom; Rav Aharon Chodosh of Mir; Rav Moshe Yehudah Shlesinger of Kol Torah; Rav Dov Yaffe of Kfar Chassidim; Rav Aryeh Finkel of Mir – Brachfeld; Rav Meir Zvi Bergman of Rashbi; Rav Shalom Cohen of Porat Yosef; Rav Yaakov Edelstein, mara d’asra of Ramat HaSharon; Rav Chaim Kanievsky; Rav Aharon Leib Shteinman; Rav Gershon Edelstein and Rav Berel Povarsky of Ponevezh; Rav Baruch Mordechai Ezrachi of Ateres Yisroel; Rav Shmuel Yaakov Borenstein of Kiryas Melech; Rav Eliyahu Raful of Neve Eretz; Rav Yisroel Meir Weiss of Nachlas Halevi’im; Rav Aharon Feldman of Ner Yisroel in Baltimore; Rav Dovid Cohen of Hebron; and Rav Eliezer Yehudah Finkel of Mir.

Other Torah leaders in attendance were: Rav Moshe Chodosh of Ohr Elchonon; Rav Aviezer Piltz of Tifrach; Rav Yigal Rosen of Ohr Yisroel; Rav Chaim Kluft of Chazon Yechezkel; Rav Uri Weissblum of Nachlas Halevi’im; Rav Yochanan Toledano of Shearit Yosef; Rav Gavriel Yosef Levi of Be’er HaTorah; Rav Avraham Salim of Meor HaTorah; Rav Yitzchok Ehrenfeld of Bais Shmuel; Rav Baruch Weisbecker of Bais Matisyahu; Rav Aryeh Levi of Yeshivas HaNegev; Rav Avrohom Yitzchok Kook of Meor HaTalmud in Rechovot; Rav Bezalel Edelstein of Ahavas Aharon; Rav Chaim Feinstein of Bais Yehudah; Rav Bunim Schreiber of Nesiv Da’as; Rav Meir Zvi Berlin of Rabbeinu Chaim Ozer; Rav Yosef Chevroni of Hebron; Rav Chaim Walkin of Ateres Yisroel; Rav Bezalel Pinchasi of Birchat Ephraim; and Rav Yehudah Amit of Kiryat Malachi.

About the Author: For questions or comments, e-mail RabbiRFuchs@gmail.com.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

No Responses to “The View From The Beis Medrash”

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Efrat Chief Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, formerly from New York.
One-Third of Americans in Israel Live in Judea and Samaria
Latest Sections Stories
Singer-Saul-Jay-logo-NEW

On November 22, 1963, Abraham Zapruder created one of the most famous, and valuable, pieces of film and became forever linked with one of the greatest American national tragedies when he stood with his camera on an elevated concrete abutment as President John F. Kennedy’s motorcade passed through Dealey Plaza in Dallas. Exhibited here is […]

Schonfeld-logo1

“Worrying is carrying tomorrow’s load with today’s strength – carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” – Corrie ten Boom I’ve been thinking a lot about worrying. Anxiety is an issue close to my heart – […]

Baim-082115

Don’t be afraid to try something different.

Upon meeting the Zionist delegation, General Wu, a recent convert to Christianity, said, “You are my spiritual brothers.

With the assistance of Mr. Tress, Private Moskowitz tried tirelessly to become an army chaplain.

Dr. Yael Respler is taking a well-deserved vacation this week and asked Eilon Even-Esh to share some thoughts with her readers in her stead.

A dedicated scholar, educator and mother, Dr. Lowy was the guiding light of TCLA since its inception and the entire Touro community mourns her passing.

It’s ironic that when we hear about Arab extremists attacking and killing Jewish settlers, there is quiet from these same left wingers.

It is well known that serving olives with alcoholic drinks enhances their flavor, but you have to know what you’re doing.

All of us wish to act in kind, compassionate and intelligent ways. We all wish to build character.

The doctor said, “Make sure to get a really expensive one. You spend a third of your life in bed.”

More Articles from Rabbi Raphael Fuchs
Taste-of-Lomdus-logo

Since giving the machatzis hashekel will not change his financial situation, he is obligated to do so even though it is more than a fifth of his income.

Taste-of-Lomdus-logo

We can suggest that since Hashem Himself appointed Dovid there is no question. The rules are only in place for when we must chose a king ourselves.

Perhaps a careful reading of the pesukim in the parsha will shed light on this dilemma.

The second parshah of Shema is referring to keeping the rest of the mitzvos, and there the Torah does not require that one spend all of his money in order to perform the mitzvos.

Why would Moshe Rabbeinu have thought that the vow that disallowed him to enter Eretz Yisrael was annulled simply because he was allowed to conquer and enter the land of Sichon and Og?

In addition to the restrictions of Tisha B’Av, there are several restrictions that one may not perform during the week that Tisha B’Av falls in.

We do not find that Pinchas was chastised for what he did; on the contrary he was greatly rewarded.

The Shulchan Aruch in the very first siman states that one should rise in the morning like a lion, implying that simply rising form bed requires strength of a lion, in line with the Midrash.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/sections/community/the-view-from-the-beis-medrash/the-view-from-the-beis-medrash-15/2014/05/08/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: