Thursday, April 17, 2014

Chief Rabbi Visits YBA Yeshivat Hesder Hagolan

On Monday, the 17th of Adar I, the Sephardic Chief Rabbi and Rishon Letzion, Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, visited the Yeshivat Hagolan campus in Hispin.

The yeshiva's Beit Midrash was filled to the brim with rabbis and students from the yeshiva, rabbis from the Golan settlements, student-soldiers from the IDF's "Adir Bamarom" technological preparatory program, local yeshiva high school students, Talmud Torah children and residents from the area.

Following opening remarks from the Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbi Yoel Novitch, Rabbi Yosef addressed the audience with a lecture that not only included words of Torah and halacha, but also added words of encouragement and inspiration to all participants in matters of Torah study.

Following his lecture the chief rabbi added an impressive portrait of his father, the former Rishon Letzion, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, zt"l, and concluded with a blessing for the Yeshivat Hagolan students who were about to start their active service in the IDF.

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