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, November 6, 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 Daniel Rosenfelt, Rav of the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills, delivered an inspiring speech for both the talmidim and their parents. He spoke about the special sh’mirah of the mal’achim that is afforded those who learn Torah SheB’al Peh, as alluded to in the letters of the Gemara. Rabbi Rosenfelt 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 Rosenfelt, 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.