Massive Lakewood Kabbolas Ponim for Rav Shteinman This Morning


rav-shteinman2Rav Aharon Leib Shteinman will be paying a visit to Lakewood, NJ, this morning on his next stop during his current visit overseas. The Sar haTorah will first travel to Beth Medrash Govoha, where he will address thousands of bnei hayeshiva at 9:45 a.m. in the Israel Henry Beren Hall of the yeshiva.

Because of the massive crowd expected, the surrounding streets will be closed to traffic, and screens will be set up in the Gestetner and Zemel botei medrash of the yeshiva, as well as in the gravel parking lot adjacent to the main yeshiva building. Rav Shteinman will deliver divrei hisorerus.

At 10:20 a.m., a community-wide kabbolas ponim will be held for the entire Lakewood community – anoshim, noshim, vetaf – at the Lakewood Cheder parking lot at the corner of Clifton Avenue and Tenth Street. All residents are asked to follow the directions of police officers and local volunteers who will be directing men and women to their respective locations. The kabbolas ponsim is expected to run for approximately 20-30 minutes.

As we’ve reported extensively here on, Rav Shteinman began his current overseas visit at the beginning of this week, departing from Eretz Yisroel on Motzoei Shabbos. He has thus far visited the United States briefly before heading to Mexico and Panama and then returning to American shores.

Following his visit to Lakewood today, Rav Shteinman will head to the community of Monsey, NY, where he will be hosted by noted askan Reb Shimon Glick. The public will have the zechus of davening Shacharis with Rav Shteinman kevosikin tomorrow morning at the Glick home on Viola Road.

Rav Shteinman will head back to Eretz Yisroel in time for Shabbos.

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  1. I wish I was in Lakewood. A godol of 95 who travels to all parts of the world for no exterior motive merely to be mechazek yidden.
    Ashrei hoom shekocho lo!

  2. I heard that the Rosh Yeshiva is Machmur not to do a Melocho on Friday afternoon, when it is already Shabbos in Eretz Yisroel.

    He says, that there is no source anywhere in the entire Chazal, that one can can use American time-zone to do a Melocho when it’s Shabbos in Eretz Yisroel, which is where HKB”H keeps Shabbos.

  3. To #3. Too bad nobody ever told Reb Moshe that? What does this have to do with American Time Zone. It should be the same for Europe. Wonder why the Chofetz Chaim didn’t think it was important to put in his Mishnah Berurah. And the whole Gemara Shabbos seems to leave out the fact that if you lived in Chut Le’aratz that Shabbos doesn’t start when it gets dark but when Shabbos starts in E”Y. The achronim have a whole machlokes about selling your chametz in America when it’s already Pesach in E”y, everybody forgot to mention that you can’t do it anyway b/c once it’s Pesach in E”Y it’s Pesach here too. Or is this davka only shabbos but noy Yom Tov?

    Where’d you hear this brilliant nugget from?


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