Yeshiva Gedola Lubavitch of London celebrated a very monumental occasion this week.
In honor of the completion of the Masechet learned throughout the year and completed just now in the summer zman, a Siyum was organized during the 9 days and close to the end of the zman.
“This siyum is extra special,” Rabbi Mendel Gordon commented in his speech, “As the learning of the maschet was completed over three different ‘tekufos,’ pre-Corona in Yeshiva, during Corona everyone in their own homes and now thank G-d back in Yeshiva (under special circumstances).
Rabbi Gordon made a special mention of Rabbi Leibish Heller, over the fact that he had been giving a Chulin shiur over the Corona period via Zoom, even on Friday afternoons!
Rabbi Leibish Heller, maggid shiur in the Yeshiva, gave a lively shiur in Hilchos Talmud Torah, which the Bochurim have been learning throughout the zman as well.
Habochur Hatomim Aron Vogel (Ben R’ Nuchi) made the Siyum where he gave a beautiful Pilpul on the inyan of Toiroso Umnusoi.
The occasion was made extra special though the fact that Rabbi Yitzchak Meir Hertz Shlita, the Rosh Yeshiva, made a special effort to attend and give Divrei Brocho.
“We were honored by the fact that this is the first location Rabbi Hertz has visited since lockdown,” the organizers said.
Rabbi Hertz addressed the occasion from his car, which was strategically parked right next to the patio doors, allowing Rabbi Hertz to be present in “real life” Baruch Hashem.