By COLlive reporter
The Skverer Rebbe, Rabbi David Twersky of New Square, NY, was delighted this week to meet in person a gifted author of halachic works which he has been following in recent years.
Rabbi Avrohom Benshimon, Rosh of the Petach Tikvah Kollel and the Chabad Kollel at the Chai Center, was one of the Montreal Jewish community leaders that came to greet the Skverer Rebbe during his visit to Canada.
After being introduced, Rabbi Benshimon presented the third volume of explanations and interpretation on “Tzofnath Paneach,” the monumental work of the Rogatchover Gaon on the Rambam.
The Skverer Rebbe asked Rabbi Benshimon to sit with him and began praising his work, noting that he has the first two volumes and that he is excited to receive the latest one.
According to a person present, the Skverer Rebbe then took out $100 and gave it to the Rosh Kollel as his participation for the upcoming fourth volume in the series printed by the prestigious publishing house Mossad Harav Kook.
Rabbi Benshimon was then asked about the writing process and the research staff he employs, to which he answered there was none.
“It’s done alone,” he replied.
The Skverer Rebbe didn’t hide his surprise. “I know some who have a team of people, a whole kollel of avreichim, to put out such a sefer,” he said.
Another two visitors were Rabbi Leibel Kaplan, Rosh Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim in Montreal and Rabbi Moshe Stern, a maggid shiur in the Yeshiva and Rov of the Tzeirei Dos VaDaas shul.
Rabbi BenShimon is the best, Keep up your great work.
haha, no thats not mendy but theres a resemblance!
kol hakovod to R Benshimon and may he continue to illuminate the world with his Torah!
It takes so much heart to do something like this. Beats climbing everest a million times! Rabbi Benshimon is a true Talmid Chochom who is Omeil BaTorah all the time! The Rebbe would have a lot to say about him! Boruch Hashem. Go Achdus, Moshiach NOW!!!!
A real and big heart. And an amazing knowledge. I wish I lived in montreal.
WE HAVE AMONG OUR CHASIDIM REAL GEONIM, TALMEDAI CHACHOMIN AND BRILLIANT SCHOLARS.
THESE SCHOLARS SHOULD BE EXPOSED TO THE LOMDISHE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!
IT IS TIME THAT LUBAVITCH GETS GEVIRIM TO FUND THESE PEOPLE AND THEIR BRILLIANT PROJECTS.
SO THE WORLD COULD SEE THE OTHER SIDE OF CHABAD CHASIDIM.
THE SIDE OF TRUE CHOCHMO, BINA AND DAAS.
I am in Lubavitch community for many years B”H and a talmid and friend,and learn with Rabbi Ben Shimon for all this years and can say that there is no one that come close to his greatness,it takes a wise man the Skverer Rebbe to see a wise man, unfortunately we leave in an ocean of fools and the Lubavitch community still don’t have a Rav,what a shame when we have such a Gaon among us may Hashem bless him and his family with good health atzlacha raba and chasishe naches from all his family.!
Very, very kind man, and very caring when you call to ask halachic questions. He always makes sure to call back right away, and is mostly always available when you need him. and wow! what knowledge! Most ppl in our community don’t realize what a gem we have.
He is one of our teachers in seminary (Bais Chaya Mushka Montreal) and he is AMAZING!! Rabbi Benshimon is definitely one of the most brilliant people I have met.
May Hashem continue to bless him with lots of success.
-a Sem student.
Is that mendy benshimon, the middle one in the first pick?
he is someone to be proud of!
keep m coming!
you dont wan’t your kids reading the sefer?
totally agree! may our children aspire to such kind of achievements!
this is the kind of stuff i want my kids reading.
(im talking of the article, not the sefer…)
he is also a rov for many in the lubavitch community
GO RABBI BENSHIMON!!!!