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Rav Kamenetzky in Israel

Rav Kamenetzky visited Toldos Yeshurun in Israel

Rav Shmuel Kamenezky and Rav Ben Zion ZilberDuring his visit in Eretz Yisroel, Rav Shmuel Kamenetzky came to “ Kolel Rabbanim ” located at the extension of Rav Yitzchak Zilber’s apartment.

Rav Shmuel Kamenetzky, the Rosh Yeshiva of Philadelphia, is one of the closest friends of Toldot Yeshurun in America. He repeatedly spoke at evenings dedicated to benefit our organization in the USA.

“Kolel Rabbanim” is the “backbone” of Toldot Yeshurun.

The kolel's five year program is based on daily studies, nine hours a day. The program includes the main "rabbinical" areas of the Jewish Law – the laws of Shabbos and Nidda. These two topics will be studied in depth – be-iyun. Not much time is allocated for other subjects. For example, there is only one hour to an hour and a half per day dedicated to Mishna Brurah (at the pace of one page a day) or Gemara (at the pace of 4 folios a week).

The organizers of many evening kolels and other programs launched on the “Russian street” study there .These are the leaders of

 ü   Beitar kolels - Uri Superfin and Nachum Shatchin

ü   Netivot kolel - Eliahu Levin

ü   Rishon-Letzion kolel - Daniel Gink

ü   Modiin kolel - Ovadya Zarudinsky

ü   Ramot (Jerusalem) kolel - Yakov Shoob

ü   Neve-Yakov (Jerusalem) kolel – Shalom Kaplan

ü   Brachfeld kolel – Moshe Veisburd

ü   Tel-Tzion kolel – Naftoli Ponarovsky

ü   Gilo (Jerusalem) kolel – Uri Geller

ü   Moshe Gekraiter who is the founder of Russian-speaking    religious families fund, and also the heads of other “Toldot Yeshurun” programs   Alexander Nurenberg, Mendel Agranovich, Leib Nachman Zlotnik, Leib Erenburg and others.

 During his speech, R. Shmuel quoted the words of Rebbi Yosi, from tractate Shabbat in the Babylonian Talmud who declared that every time his friends asked him to duchan, he got up and blessed the nation because he did not want to disappoint the people who had asked him. Rav Kamenetzky concluded that he could not refuse Rav Bentzion Zilber’s request that he speak.

The future Rabbis and heads of Russian religious communities are preparing for their vital mission in the kolel located at the apartment of Rav Yitzchak Zilber (zt”l).A special program allows for visits to the kolel approximately once a month, and acquaints the students with the greatest rabbis from America and Israel.

Rav Shmuel Kamenetzky in kolel rabanim

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