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, 19 Shevat (January 20). The Yarchei Kallah will effectively transform the main ballroom at the hotel into a full- fledged Yeshiva Gedolah from early morning until late at night participants will delve into the sugya of פרק כיצד מברכין והלכות ברכת הנהנין.
“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 generating this loud and lebedik learning atmosphere 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 were 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 weeklong expression of where their hearts truly lie – in the daled amos of halacha.
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 which will parallel the Yiddish program.
As always, shiurim will be delivered by the foremost Roshei Yeshiva and Poskim of our generation. Rabbi Avrohom Nisan Perl, Director of Torah Projects for 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 word has spread far and wide about the uniqueness of this special ma’amad.
To register, call 212.797.7380 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Those interested in receiving more information on this year’s Yerushalayim Yarchei Kallah program, can contact Agudas Yisroel of America’s Torah Projects Division at 212.797.9000 x 267 or e-mail email@example.com.
At a previous 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”.