By COLlive reporter
A unique 11-day summer Yeshiva held in the Chassidic village of Kfar Chabad in Israel has given some 60 participants a taste of Chabad Chassidus.
Students of the program, organized by Rabbi Moshe Blumberger and Rabbi Zalman Turnheim, came from different charedi communities such as polisher chassidim and litvish yeshivos.
The innovative curriculum included shiurim and in halacha and Chassidus presented by renowned rabbis and mashpiim, along with sidrei niggunim, Mivtzoim, videos from the Rebbe and davening with enthusiasm.
These varied programs were held in a Chassidic atmosphere filled with enthusiasm that swept the dozens of participants and motivated them to take advantage of every moment of learning and spirituality.
Organizers said that tests on the material studied yielded astonishing results and earned the outstanding students prestigious prizes awarded during the final day of the summer program.
Participants also enjoyed summer activities such as swimming, walks, mountain climbing, a kayak course, workshops on storytelling and Chassidic tales, shooting, biking and a humorous lecture by Rabbi Amram Moyal.
The participants in the program, who were given the opportunity to taste Chassidus, expressed their confidence that from now on their Torah study and observance will be imbued with the light of the Torah that they have received and that they will continue to study Chasidus later in life.
“It was like being in a glasses store in which you are given superior lens through which to see the world,” one of the bochurim commented. “We got a sampling of what Chassidus means, what is a Rebbe, what is Chabad, what is Moshiach. It was very special!”