By COLlive reporter
Photos: Shmuel Amit/COLlive
Bochurim Zalman Gorowitz of Morristown Yeshiva, Shneur Zalman Schapiro of Baltimore Yeshiva, and Levi Uminer of Detroit Mesivta, tied for the highest mark on the grand Halikut test of Likkutei Sichos Cheilek Chof.
They were tested on stage by Rabbi Avrohom Gerlitzky, Rabbi Nachman Schapiro, and Rabbi Leibel Schapiro, narrated by Rabbi Shmuel Avtzon.
The spellbound crowd watched as the Bochurim proved their knowledge on a full Sefer of Likkutei Sichos, and had the testers amazed as the questions posed heightened their intensity.
The competition was won by Hatomim Zalman Gorowitz of Buenos Aires Argentina, Bochur at Tomchei Temimim Morristown, who was gifted the first place prize of all the Rebbe’s Seforim in Kehos.
The competition followed a grant test taken by the 150 Bochurim from across America and Canada who were granted permission by their Yeshivas to attend. The Bochurim sat for one and a half hours scanning their memory on 249 pages of Likkutei Sichos, after months of preparation.
The program concluded with a Banquet dinner addressed by Rabbi Yoel Kahn, and Rabbi Leima Wilhelm. Feelings were shared by Hatomim Yosef Yitzchak Feigen of LA Zal on the impact experienced by Halikut, after which the crowd burst into spontaneous dancing out of excitement from finishing a full Sefer of Likkutei Sichos by heart.
A special video presentation was shown about the Rebbe’s appreciation to those who learned his Sichos, generously dedicated by Rabbi Moshe Klein of Hasofer.
Thanks were given to Halikut’s generous donors, Keren Meromim, Rabbi Dovid Fisher, Rabbi Shmeilach Rivkin, and to the Vaad Hatmimim led with dedication by Rabbi Tzvi Hirsh Altein, together with Halikut’s organizers Tzvi Alperowitz, Boruch Ceitlin and Peretz Garelik.
A special thank you was expressed to Rabbi Yosef Geisinsky and his dedicated staff from Chabad of Great Neck for hosting the Siyum.
Halikut program is a project of Vaad Talmidei Hatmimim.
The Halikut program organizers expresses thanks to the participating Yeshivas, led by Rabbi Amram Farkash, Rabbi Sholom Ber Halberstam, Rabbi Levi Najar, Rabbi Zalman Oster, Rabbi Chaim Schapiro, Rabbi Leibel Schapiro, Rabbi Shmaya Shmotkin, Rabbi Zushe Wilhelm, and Rabbi Akiva Wagner, for their constant support and encouragement.
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