The sudden and tragic passing of 20-year-old Uri Gurary obm, a bochur in Oholei Torah Zal, brought about a void to his family, Yeshiva classmates, and the entire community.
The bochurim in the Beis Medrash undertook many hachlotos and leaning sessions as a comfort and L’ilui Nishmas of their dear friend and chaver.
A special stress was learning the Halochos of Birchas Hanehenin, something Uri was very careful in, and also chapters of Tanya. A library of Rambam seforim in the dormitory was also established.
The entire Mishnayos was learned during the Shiva over three times between the bochurim.
Last week a Kinus was held, and connected with a live hook-up for the family who are out of the country.
Rabbi Pinye Korf, Mashpia said the Rebbe’s Kapital, a siyum was made by Mendel Brandvine, and a sicha was chazzered by Menachem Vogel, both close friends of Uri.
Rabbi Nachman Schapiro and Rabbi Shlomo Kaplan spoke on behalf of the Yeshiva.
Gedalia Hertz, who grew up with Uri, and Mordechai Sternberg, a cousin, spoke about him and his special ways, being they both were together in yeshivas for many years.
Rabbi Itche Meyer Gurary from Montreal, who is the grandfather of Uri, spoke to the bochurim via hook-up.