Seventh-grade boys from Oholei Torah and Lubavitcher Yeshiva competed against each other in the annual ‘Chidon Halichos Olam,’ demonstrating their broad knowledge of the laws of Tefilin.
By Anash.org reporter
Photos: Oded Kaizerman/Anash.org
The annual Chidon Halichos Olam took place in the Oholei Torah ballroom last week. Parents looked on with pride as seventh graders from both Oholei Torah and Lubavitcher Yeshiva displayed a deep knowledge of the halachos of tefillin.
The annual Chidon Halichos Olam took place in the Oholei Torah ballroom last week. As parents watched, seventh graders from both Oholei Torah and Lubavitcher Yeshiva were quizzed on the halachos of tefillin.
The students on stage, who were thoroughly familiar with the halachos of tefilin, were drilled with all sorts of questions pertaining to tefillin: How do we know that tefillin must be square? What happens if one has only a tefilin shel rosh available? And many more.
The event was chaired by Rabbi Yosef Simpson, Menahel of Lubavitch Yeshiva Crown Street, and Rabbi Hershel Lustig, senior Menahel of Oholei Torah.
The program was founded in memory of HaRav Yehuda Kalman Marlow a”h whom the Rebbe referred to as ‘Ish Halacha’ – a man of Jewish Law; HaRav Marlow’s life was dedicated to the knowledge and clarification of Halacha.
Winners of the Chidon Halachos were awarded sets of seforim for their phenomenal achievement.