On Sunday, July 23rd, the Kollel joined together with Kenesseth Israel for another successful Yarchei Kallah learning program. The topic was the laws and customs enacted as a Zecher L'Churban, a reminder of the destruction of the Bais Hamikdash, the Holy Temple in Jerusalem.
The event began with a delicious breakfast, along with spiritual nourishment from Rabbi Tzvi Lichtman. Rabbi Lichtman enjoined the participants to be conscious of just how much we do for others in the course of our everyday lives. When we are aware that we are doing chessed, we can be positively affected by our actions, and work towards reversing the cause of the destruction, baseless hatred amongst our people.
Following breakfast, participants broke into groups, led by the Kollel scholars, to study the source material. Rabbi Yakov Skolnick then expounded and illuminated the underlying concept of how our joy is not complete without a Bais Hamikdash, and provided practical examples of the various customs. To listen and download the entire shiur, see below.
Thank you to Rabbi Skolnick and Rabbi Mordechai Kalatsky for arranging yet another wonderful Yarchei Kallah!