On the night of Hoshana Raba, Yeshivat Beren Machanaim opened its doors to the public for an uplifting experience of Torah, prayer and song.
“Several hundred men women, young and old, came from all over Israel to become elevated and sanctified by the light of the Torah,” shares Rabbi Sarel Rosenberg, a ram (rabbi-educator) at Machanaim. Classes were given throughout the evening by many of the yeshiva’s teachers, joined by Rabbi David Stav, Rabbi Yaakov Nagan, Rabbanit Hadassah Froman, Rabbanit Chana Dreyfus, Rabbi Aviad Sanders, Rabbanit Dr. Jennie Rosenfeld, Rabbi Avraham Stav, Rabbanit Ruti Walfish, Rabbi Avia Hacohen and more.
At midnight, the participants rejoined for a vibrant chassidic fahrbrengen, conducted by Rabbi Yossi Froman. The classes and learning sessions then resumed, continuing strong until everyone came together again at 6 am for musical morning tefilla, hallel and the hoshana procession.
“We are so fortunate that this yeshiva opens its doors to the public ,” said participant Eli Goldglicht, who came from the center of the country after seeing an online flier. “Events like these quench the significant thirst that exists for Torah that is meaningful and relevant, and the yeshiva serves as an important nerve-center for Torah and spirit for the religious-Zionist population.”