Jul 22, 2013
Melbourne's 18th Smicha Group

12 bochurim were ordained in Melbourne, making the 18th Smicha ceremony at Rabbi Yosef Gutnick's Machon Chaim institute.

Members of the Jewish community in Melbourne, and some of Australia's known rabbis gathered Monday to celebrate the ordination of 12 new Chabad rabbis.

They have been learning in Heichel Menachem Machon Chaim, the renowned smicha institute founded by philanthropist Rabbi Yosef Gutnick and directed by Rabbi Feitel Levin.

After intense learning to become immersed in halacha, the bochurim were tested by Boro Park posek Rabbi Gavriel Zinner. On hand for their final exam and awarding them their rabbinic certificates was Kiryat Malachi Chief Rabbi Yitzchok Yehuda Yaroslavsky and head of the Chabad Beis Din in Israel.

The 18th group of ordained are Eliezer Adelist, Avrohom Feldman, Yaakov Shmuel Golomb, Pinchos Huberman, Mosher Kramer, Yehoshua Lefkowitz, Yosef Shapiro, Mordechai Yair Schochet, Sholom Dovber Stiefel, Shimon Shmerling, Yehezkel Tuvel and Yaakov Yehuda Hecht.

The new rabbis distributed gifts to the Hanhala and spoke words of Torah and gratitude to Hashem, thankful to Rabbi Gutnick and Rabbi Lewin for creating such a world-renowned program, and thankful for the opportunity to carry out the Rebbe's directive of bochurim receiving Smicha.


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1
Hekki
I was never by such a beautiful speech. Maybe in a bungualow colony once. But shlepped by alot of nachas. Kato.
(7/23/2013 6:07:02 AM)
2
mazel tov sholom ber!
from bro mo
(7/23/2013 7:03:41 AM)
3
shadchanim
Snatch these guys, they are truly Lubavitch's finest!
(7/23/2013 8:21:58 AM)
4
Mazel Tov!
Mazel Tov Yanky Hecht from the Forti family!
(7/23/2013 8:49:08 AM)
5
SMICHA 73
BEST YEAR EVER, JUST ASK SILKOWE!!
(7/23/2013 9:18:13 AM)
6
Best Semicha in Chabad
And probably almost anywhere. Solid written tests, oral tests, farhers on the whole thing at once from Rabbi Tziner, and all the extra required (availus, yuchsin, all of Shabbos, vichulu) it is a real program and one to be proud of! I did it too!
(7/23/2013 9:19:41 AM)
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Such a Shame It's Closing
I want to send my son next year. It's known as the place for mitzuyanim. I was told that there is no program next year. It is officially closing. Such a shame.
(7/23/2013 9:21:39 AM)
8
go motty!
another Rabbi Schochet joins the fold.....mazel tov, Motty! Zaidy and Bubby are so proud of you!
(7/23/2013 9:30:18 AM)
9
where's Yosel?
Yosel Gutnick didn't fly in from Singapore for the occasion?
(7/23/2013 9:44:56 AM)
10
Go YSG
That was Rab-tie!
(7/23/2013 11:00:18 AM)
11
YEKA!!!!
YEKA ALL THE WAY!!
(7/23/2013 11:45:09 AM)
12
MaZel Tov
Was Yossel Gutnick there?
(7/23/2013 12:06:35 PM)
13
Real mr. ...
Good job shtief. Cant wait for some serious shteiging 770 ayinn daled.
Jimmy.
(7/23/2013 12:17:30 PM)
14
Great group of guys
Was in Melbourne for a visit, these bochurim were literally learning nonstop.
(7/23/2013 12:34:28 PM)
15
Mazel tov Yanky Hecht!
Great job!
(7/23/2013 12:37:54 PM)
16
Go shmoo
You did it man!!!
Best boch in Lubavitcher!!!!!
(7/23/2013 12:50:56 PM)
17
From 4742
Mazel Tov to Rabbi Moshe Kramer. You did a great job!
Go for Dayanus!
(7/23/2013 2:18:28 PM)
18
Go Motty
Well Done Motty Schochet !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(7/23/2013 2:32:41 PM)
19
456
Mazel Tov Rabbi Moishe!
(7/23/2013 5:20:51 PM)
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Mazel Tov Moshie Kramer !
Way to go, Moshie! It's terrific how all your hard work paid off!!
(7/23/2013 5:54:01 PM)
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Sheyabane.
congratulations for Smashing the Ikur Year of learning all Together Down low.
Who will go Chazan now?
(7/23/2013 6:00:22 PM)
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NOT CLOSING
SMICHA MELBOURNE ISNT CLOSING NEXT YEAR, THEY ARE STILL OPEN.
GR8 PIX, SHADCHONIM CHECK'EM OUT, THESE ARE THE BEST
(7/23/2013 6:57:32 PM)
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Moshe Krammer
Congrats!

Best,

Y.R
(7/23/2013 10:47:08 PM)
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MAZEL TOV
congratulations motti proud of you

Y.M.H. NACLA
(7/24/2013 3:34:03 AM)
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Proud parents
Mazal Tov to all the new Rabbis
Shmoo what can I say
Go Yeka
Hatzlochoh Raboh
(7/24/2013 5:49:33 AM)
26
Hasmoda
i was once there and its true, the only way to pass is by literally learning the entire day behasmoda.

Learned more that year than i did in any other year in my life.
(7/24/2013 6:23:12 AM)
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a melbournite
smicha melbourne IS definitely closed.
(7/24/2013 8:09:41 AM)
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Rabbi Faitl Levin
kol hakavod, we always enjoy hearing BH only amazing comments from everyone about your incredible unique smicha program and dedication to the bochurim, about your sforim vechulei. our best wishes for whatever it is you continue doing...that you give naches to the Rebbe is no question, ...so now mechayil el choyil
best wishes from your fam who share the sun! (now the winter!)
and thanks for doing so much good for the world, bringing Moshiach closer
(7/24/2013 6:18:42 PM)
29
from your best sister
Go Eli :-)
(7/24/2013 7:33:10 PM)
30
Go Moish
Your fam in CH
(7/24/2013 9:49:24 PM)
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to 14
thanks!
(7/24/2013 10:09:35 PM)
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RABBI Motty Schochet
Another Rabbi Schochet! Stasnd back world!
(7/25/2013 3:31:34 AM)
33
tuvia pincus
wahoo
(7/28/2013 8:26:04 AM)
34
my brother the Rabbi
GO MOSHIE!!!!!!!!
(7/29/2013 2:52:25 AM)
35
Congratulations Rabbi Levin
Dont forget Rabbi Levin. An jem of a person that everyone should respect.
Somebody we should all learn from!
(9/11/2013 8:28:14 PM)
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