Halichos Olam is a program for seventh grade to encourage and guide them in the study of Hilchos Tefillin based on the sefer “Shvach Yokor” authored by Rabbi Shmuel Hurwitz.
The program was established by the Igud Menahalei Yeshivos of Crown Heights for boys of Oholei Torah and United Lubavitch Yeshiva of Crown Street in the goal to expand the knowledge of Halacha and Yiras Shamayim of the talmidim in our community.
The program was founded in memory of HaRav Marlow a”h whom the Rebbe referred to as ‘Ish Halacha’ – a man of Jewish Law; HaRav Marlow’s life was dedicated to the knowledge and clarification of Halacha. The program is sponsored by a talmid, Reb Shimon Aaron Rosenfeld.
Eligibility to be a participant in the Chidon is through receiving above an 80% on written tests. Each boy receives a monetary reward. For 90% the reward is greater.
The finale of the program was a Chidon amongst 50 contestants. The audience of parents, melamdim, community members and fellow students were astounded at the ability of the participants to quote the Halocho almost verbatim. The event was chaired by Rabbi Hershel Lustig – Dean of Oholei Menachem who also serves as coordinator of the program.
Winners of the Chidon:
1st place: Shuky Avtzon, Yisroel Antian, Michoel Franklin, Yehuda Leib Telsner
2nd place: Yisroel B. Abramowitz, Mordechai Levilev, Michoel Rivkin, Mendel Spielman
3rd place: Zelik Newman, Chesky Raskin, Yosef Schmerling, Zushy Vigler