The bochurim at YNS enjoyed a wonderful Chof Cheshvan farbrengen together with the welcome ceremony for the new Talmidim HaShluchim of the yeshiva in Israeli city of Tzfas.
YNS, which stands for Yeshivas Nishmas Shlomo, is a unique institution that works with bochurim who need extra care and tenderness in a relaxed environment.
At the farbrengen, the Mashpia Rabbi Levi Wilchanski told some fascinating stories of the Rebbe Rashab whose birthday was on Tuesday.
The Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Yaacov Orimland spoke about the great responsibility that the shluchim have and that is to bring out the shine of the diamond within each and every bochur.
Rabbi ‘O’ also mentioned how amazed he was of the tremendous inspiration and devotion that the shluchim have already shown towards the bochurim within the first two weeks of the yeshiva.
Hatomim Hashliach Mendy Cohen who stayed on for a second year of shlichus introduced the new shluchim and said how he is looking forward to another fantastic year at the yeshiva.
Hatomim Hashliach Shmuly Rappaport told the bochurim that they should remember that it is only a normal process that while climbing the ladder of life a person can slip and fall but it is important to get back up right away and continue climbing again.
Hatomim Hashliach Yisroel Rosenzweig spoke about the fact that when a person is inside and looks out the window he may see people dancing, not hear the music and therefore he really does not understand what exactly is happening however if he would hear the music he would go out and join the dancing. He connected this to how every bochur should hear the music of Chassidus and put it into action. He finished off with a message directed to Rabbi ‘O’ saying that in the short time that he’s been here he realizes that YNS is not just a yeshiva but it is a ‘family’ bonding together with love and warmth.
Hatomim Hashliach Zacci Witkes continued on with a moshol showing that no matter what the situation is or how hard times are Hashem is always with us and therefore even when we feel down and out and things are not going that great for us we should always remember there is a reason and purpose for everything.
Hatomim Hashliach Dovid Hassan brought down a point from a sicha on the parsha that we have to learn from Avrohom Avinu how to utilize our time correctly and to take advantage of every moment. He then introduced the mivtza for Yud Tes Kislev which the bochurim welcomed with great excitement.
Habochur Hatomim Shloime Litvin, who is currently learning smicha at the yeshiva, spoke about the fact that in the year and a half that he has been in the yeshiva his life has completely changed. He said that it is not only thanks to Rabbi ‘O’ and to the Rebbeim but also to the impact that the shluchim from last year had on him and how he is excited and looking forward to working with the new shluchim and continuing his growth. The farbrengen continued on until four in the morning with tremendous excitement and involvement from the bochurim.
Reb Avigdor Landesman spoke about b’chira. Towards the end of the farbrengen the shluchim mentioned to Rabbi ‘O’ how they were amazed at five of the bochurim who this week said over the Ma’amer that they learned this past Friday night.
A big yasher koach to the following bochurim; Shloime Litvin, Chaim Avrohom Rabinowitz, Meir Roetter, Yossi Simpson and Dovber Lubin on a job well done.