By COLlive staff
Photos by Menachem Aron
The Rabbinical College of Australia and New Zealand (Yeshivah Gedolah – Melbourne) hosted a communal Kinus Torah on Sunday the tenth of Sivan (June 08, 2014).
The Kinus was convened in conjunction with Shavuos, as per the Rebbe’s directive that a Kinus be held on, or immediately after, each Yom Tov.
It was coordinated and chaired by Hatomim Hashliach Motti Rubin, and began with an in-depth analysis of a Sicha regarding the weekday status of the days following Shavuos, and how they capture the essence of what Shavuos is really all about, delivered by Hatomim Hashliach Eli Yaakov Cohen.
Rabbi Mottel Krasnjanski of Ohr Chadash – Caulfield Shul delivered an intricate Halachic discourse on the story of the mekoshesh eitzim – the individual who, during the Jewish people’s sojourn through the desert, desecrated Shabbos by gathering wood.
Rosh Yeshivah Rabbi Binyomin Cohen discussed the dual obligations that a teacher has, both to Hashem, as well as to his employers.
Rabbi Zvi Telsner of the Yeshivah Centre focused on the second day of Yom-Tov, while Rabbi Yaakov Barber of South Caulfield Hebrew Congregation delivered a Shiur on the relationship between an Av Melacha and its Toldos.
Rabbi Shea Hecht enthralled the audience with an analysis of the Rogachover’s treatment of the Yemei Hatashlumin, in his inimitable and engaging method.
The Rabbonim were followed by students Menachem Sufrin (Mesivtah), Yaakov Schachna (Yeshivah College VCE) and Mendel Groner (Yeshivah-Gedolah), who clearly and succinctly elaborated on various ideas relating to the Yom-Tov of Shavuos or Masechta Shabbos.
The event featured a large and diverse crowd, who thoroughly enjoyed the wide variety of subjects addressed at this year’s Kinus.