Yeshiva Tiferes Moshe’s fifth grade boys spent the beginning of the year preparing for the Gemara Mesibah. Their preparation included studying the background of Gemara and Torah SheB’al Peh. Sunday morning, October 17, the fifth grade boys and their families joined with their rebbeim and m’nahalim to celebrate the initiation of the boys into the Yam HaTalmud.
Following Rabbi Pacht’s welcoming the families and talmidim, Rabbi Herschel Welcher, rav of Congregation Ahavas Yisroel and zeidy of one of the fifth grade talmidim, delivered an inspiring speech for both the talmidim and their parents. He discussed that the Torah remains alive and current with the continued learning and pilpul that goes on in every yeshivah shiur and classroom learning our Torah SheB’al Peh. Rabbi Welcher wished the boys, their parents, and the rebbeim much hatzlachah as they continue their career in learning.
Rabbi Pacht called up each boy and, together with his rebbe and Rabbi Welcher, presented him with his very first gemara. The talmidim, rebbeim, and their families jointly celebrated this milestone with dancing and beautiful and delicious refreshments. The achdus and simchah exhibited by the talmidim was a highlight of the day.