At the eagerly anticipated event, parents and grandparents joined the Mesaymim and their Rabbeim in the Mesivta’s Shaulson Gymnasium to celebrate this achievement together.
After a beautiful buffet dinner, the Rosh HaYeshiva, Rabbi Mordechai Yaffe, delivered Divrei Pesicha, commenting on the tremendous pride the Mesivta has in these talmidim. Rabbi Yaffe focused on the commitment, discipline and self-control necessary to maintain the consistent schedule required to complete a Masechta. Congratulating each boy and “his Masechtos” by name, he added that the Torah learned by the yeshiva’s Talmidim is Toras Emes and Toras Chaim… not simply an intellectual pursuit.
Rabbi Yaffe then introduced Senior Yitzi Fox, who completed Masechta Beitzah, to deliver Divrei Torah. Yitzi spoke about the commitment of learning and how true Limud HaTorah is not just learning a Masechta but connecting to the Torah and its guidance. Yitzi thanked his Rabbeim for their guidance and tutelage, and for giving him a true perspective of Limud HaTorah.
The guest speaker for the event was Rabbi Tzvi Krigsman, Menahel of Yeshiva Ketana of Long Island. In his passionate and eloquent manner, Rabbi Krigsman spoke about the constant dedication, commitment and diligence necessary to be complete a Masechta. He effusively complimented the talmidim and praised them for the Chashivus HaTorah that they exhibited. Led by senior Shmuel Rosen, the 96 Mesaymim then recited the Hadran together.
S’gan Menahel, Rabbi Yossi Bennett, commented, “We are so proud of and inspired by our talmidim and the sheer amount of learning accomplished over the course of the year. It’s a testament to their commitment to learning as well as the commitment of our Rabbeim to their talmidim.”
The evening closed with Leibadik dancing in joyous celebration of these incredible accomplishments.