For four unforgettable days, some 250 bnei torah will escape the shackles of cell phones, e-mails, and day-to-day work and enter the avirah of Toras Eretz Yisroel at this year’s Agudas Yisroel of America’s Yerushlayim Yarchei Kallah, to be held at the Ramada Hotel commencing Monday, 28 Teves(January 19). The Yarchei Kallah will effectively transform the main ballroom at the hotel into a full-fledged Yeshiva Gedolah. Monday through Thursday from early morning until late at night participants will delve into the sugyos of ברכת המזון, ברכה אחרונה – פרק שלשה שאכלו.
“It’s striking, sometimes,” comments a past participant, “when in the middle of explaining something to your chavrusa, you look up and see, to your surprise, that the people around you engaged in loud and lebedik learning aren’t current yeshiva bachurim but men who for the most part are well beyond their yeshiva years.”
“When you close your eyes,” adds his chavrusa, “you really feel as though you are sitting in the beis medrash of a world-renowned yeshiva…”
Indeed Gedolei Yisroel have highly recommended dedicated baaleibatim to make every effort and join this week-long expression of where their hearts truly lie – in the daled amos of halacha.
According to Rabbi Shlomo Gertzulin, the registration for this year’s Yarchei Kallah has reached record levels with participants joining from communities across the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Eretz Yisroel. Many newcomers to the program are especially excited with the revival of an English track throughout this year’s program.
This year, besides the shiurim on the sugya, divrei chizuk will be delivered by following Torah personalities (in alphabetical order):
HaRav Doniel Alter, Rosh Kollel, Kollel Ari Shebi’chabura, Yerushalayim, HaRav Avrohom Chaim Feuer, Rosh Yeshiva Mesoras Mordechai, Ramat Beit Shemesh
Rav, B’Khal Chasidim, Sha’arei Chesed, Yerushalayim, HaRav Eliezer Yehudah Finkel, Rosh HaYeshiva, Yeshivas Mir, Viznitzer Rebbe, HaRav Yaakov Hillel, Rosh Yeshiva, Mechon Ahavat Shalom, Yerushalayim, HaRav Reuvain Leuchter, Mashgiach, HaRav Yitzchok Scheiner, Rosh HaYeshiva, Kaminetzer Yeshiva, Yerushalayim , HaRav Aaron Leib Shteinman, Rosh HaYeshiva, Orchos HaTorah, Bnei Brak.
Rabbi Avrohom Nisan Perl, Director of Torah Projects at Agudas Yisroel of America, notes that “Shiurim at past Agudas Yisroel Yarchei Kallah have been lively and animated with participants eagerly getting involved into the very depths of the sugya; b”H this year once again, word has spread quickly about the uniqueness of this special ma’amad. Helped by relatively reasonable airfares this year, we are expecting a record turnout.”
To register call 212.797.7380 or email [email protected]. For more information on this year’s Yerushalayim Yarchei Kallah program, contact Agudas Yisroel of America’s Torah Projects Division at 212 797 9000 x 267 or e-mail [email protected].
At a previous year’s Yerushalayim Yarchei Kallah, Rabbi Nosson Tzvi Finkel ZT”L noted how the world is experiencing extraordinary trials and difficulties and praised the baaleibatim for meriting to be marbeh shalom in the world through their limud HaTorah. That observation, says Rabbi Perl, is “even more appropriate today”.
(YWN Desk – NYC)