Tisha B'Av at Yeshivas Midrash Shmuel this year was elevating
and inspirational as a packed auditorium was privileged to
hear the wisdom of the illustrious HaRav Avraham Chaim Feuer,
rav of Kehillas Beis Avrohom in Monsey, New York and author
of a number of acclaimed publications.
The rosh hayeshiva of Midrash Shmuel, HaRav Binyomin
Moskovits, opened the proceedings by praising HaRav Feuer (a
son-in-law and talmid of HaRav Gifter zt"l) for
being one possessed of sound Torah outlook combined with the
capacity to stir his audience. This he did with exceptional
clarity and elegance on Tisha B'Av.
HaRav Feuer noted that a few Kinos recited with true
feeling and intent was better than many Kinos recited
perfunctorily. The audience was truly inspired by his
introductions and explanations of some of the most esoteric
Kinos. He drew on many primary sources and letters,
some of which are not publicly known, to breathe life into
the Kinos for our generation. His explanations were
given with emotion and meaning that made the talmidim
of the Yeshiva and the many guests aware that in our
times too the Churban has much significance for us.
HaRav Feuer succeeded in communicating to us what we are
mourning and how we can rise to the challenges which the
Torah requires of us.
Midrash Shmuel remains committed to communicating true Torah
values to talmidim of all backgrounds. The Yeshiva
looks forward to many future events and speakers in the