The annual dinner of Yeshiva Shaare Chaim was held recently
in Jerusalem on the fifth night of Chanukah. This year's
dinner marked twenty years of the yeshiva.
The evening was chaired by Rabbi Yaakov Pinsky, maggid
shiur in the yeshiva, and the speakers included HaRav
Chaim Pinchos Sheinberg, rosh yeshiva Torah Ore, Rabbi
Eliezer Parkoff, one of the roshei yeshiva of Shaare
Chaim, and guest speaker Rabbi Dovid Orlofsky. The evening
was also addressed by one of the bochurim of the
yeshiva, R' Shraga Feivel Markus.
Rabbi Pinsky spoke of the accomplishments of the yeshiva,
whose alumni are rabbonim, mechanchim and kollel
yungerleit in Eretz Yisroel and in communities across the
world. Each of the alumni fills his life with Torah. This is
true success, he said.
HaRav Chaim Pinchos Scheinberg shlita, recalled how
the yeshiva began with a handful of talmidim twenty
years ago, to blossom into what it has become today. The Rosh
Yeshiva gave his brocho to the yeshiva, that it
continue to give more and more to Klal Yisroel. We
have unlimited spiritual koach, he said.
Shraga Feivel Markus, in delivering divrei Torah on
behalf of the bochurim, said that the Greeks were
masters of different types of chochmah, but they were
unable to accept what the human mind could not grasp. They
could not accept anything spiritual and thus were set against
Klal Yisroel. Although they had access to certain
Torah, they learnt it as a chochmah, without Hashem,
Rabbi Orlofsky said that in the menora it is
ossur to bring the lights together to form a single
torch. Rather each flame must burn independently, and
together they make up the menora. So too in Shaare
Chaim, he said, each talmid is brought to his full
potential, until the time when we light the true
menora, the menora of the Beis
The evening was one of his'orerus for bochurim,
alumni and supporters of Shaare Chaim.