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Massive Asifa Planned For Lakewood On Sunday As 6 Senior Eretz Yisroel Gedolim Jointly Visit

A historic event is set to take place in Lakewood this Sunday as six leading gedolim from Eretz Yisroel visit the US to raise desperately needed funds for yeshivas and kollelim in Israel. See Lakewood Alerts for details about the asifa. 

As previously reported on YWN, the Gedolei Yisroel – Rav Moshe Hillel Hirsch, Rav Yaakov Hillel, Rav Don Segal, Rav Dov Landau, the Rachmastrivker Rebbe and Rav Avraham Salim – are traveling to the US in an effort to raise $107 million, which is the amount of government stipends to yeshivos and kollelim that have been recently cut, leaving a gaping financial hole.

The gedolim will be visiting multiple cities on the East Coast during their trip, including Lakewood, where a massive event is planned for Sunday. The event will be held in the large parking lot on 9th and Clifton, in the parking lot adjacent to BMG’s Bais Aharon and Bais Shalom batei medrashim, and is expected to draw tens of thousands of people. This will be the first time that these five leading rabbis have traveled to the US together, making for a historic development that will be on full display at the Lakewood asifa.

Organizers are still finalizing the details of the event, including the exact time, which will be announced soon. However, they are facing one major challenge: the weather. Meteorologists are forecasting Sunday to be the hottest day of the year so far, with temperatures expected to reach 97 degrees and a heat index over 100 degrees.

Despite this challenge, the event is expected to be a huge success, with thousands of people expected to attend and show their support for the yeshivas and kollelim in Israel and demonstrate that lomdei torah in the US and Israel are both part of one beating heart.

(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)

10 Responses

  1. Have the ehrliche Lakewood askanim organizing this event lost their minds?? The weather forecast is for a heat index Sunday PM of 104* and they are holding an asifah for “tens of thousands” in a no shade asphalt parking lot???

  2. Maybe the forecast weather is a siman min hashamayim that this asifa should not take place.

    Just sayin’.

    an Israeli Yid

  3. Obviously the Doghadorah is so completely uninformed as to know there are such items called tents with air conditioning and fans.

    The ehrliche also in are well aware and capable.

  4. gadolhadorah you lost you mind a very long time ago.

    these askanim are responding to an emergency they have no other time to make it. and they are not forcing anyone to come but there will be thousands of tayara ehrliche bnei torah there (not including you) because they want to be,and understand the emergency.

    pls get over yourself and get help

  5. “Despite this challenge, the event is expected to be a huge success”
    How are you defining success, by record numbers of people fainting from the heat ח”ו?
    Or are they building a huge tent and pumping in ac from mobile units?

  6. @lbj says: “these askanim are responding to an emergency they have no other time to make it. ”

    What’s the emergency you refer to that cannot wait until a week or two (or a month or two) from now, where there is “no other time to make it”?

  7. The Gedolei HaTorah are true Royalty, מאן מלכי? רבנן, who are the true Kings? The Rabonon! These are our Kings!

    Which is why I find it unsettling to see the greatest of our Gedolei HaTorah, coming like meshulochim to schnor money from the המון עם, the simple folk in their mansions.

    Shouldn’t the המון עם be summoned for the honor of visiting Royalty in their palaces of Torah in EY?

    True, רבי מכבד עשירים, Rabi Yehuda HaNosi would honor the wealthy (even if they were impoverished of Torah wealth), but he wouldn’t chase after their money.

    Is this kovod HaTorah?!

    How will the loot be divvied up among all the Eretz Yisroel Yeshivos and Kollelim? Six Gedolim, collecting $100 Million, that’s a lot of money to be FAIRLY divided. Who will oversee this? It sure won;’t be the Gedolim! They will go back to their learning and a full time crew will be needed. Who will be accountable?

    Will they share the loot with Breslov? Chabad? Sefardi/Temani? or are they not part of the “Olom HaTorah”? Who qualifies and who is michutz l’machaneh haTorah?

    Is it strictly an old boy’s club?! Too many details are missing!!!

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