Eighth Grade Bochurim Astound Litvishe Roshei Yeshiva

A group of young Lubavitcher bochurim from Crown Heights met this week with Rav Yerucham Olshin of BMG and Rav Mordechai Willig of YU, who were astounded by their incredible accomplishments and knowledge in Torah learning.

How much are talmidim capable of?

A group of young Lubavitcher bochurim had the privilege of meeting this week with two Litvishe Roshei Yeshiva, where they demonstrated their astounding accomplishments in Torah learning.

The 13-14 year old boys had just completed two years of learning in Mechina L’Mesivta of Crown Heights, under the leadership of Rabbi Yitzchok Wolf. Geared toward advanced learners, the small 7th and 8th program offers students an opportunity to learn on a much higher level than usual, quantitatively and qualitatively.

Over the course of these two years, the talmidim had learned thoroughly: the entire Masechtos Gittin, Bava Basra, and Sota; the whole Seder Noshim and Seder Nezikin of Mishnayos; all of Chumash Vayikra with Rashi; half of the Simanim in Kitzur Shulchan Aruch; 42 Perakim of Tanya and two volumes of Likkutei Sichos.

On Thursday, 21 Sivan, the bochurim were received by Rosh Yeshiva of Beis Medrash Govoha and member of the Moetzes Gedolei Hatorah, Rav Yerucham Olshin Shlit”a, as well as by the Rosh Yeshiva of YU and Av Beis Din of the RCA, Rav Mordechai Willig Shlit”a. They were farhered by each on the entire Masechta Bava Basra and Masechta Gittin.

The talmidim were joined by their Maggid Shiur for both Masechtos, Rabbi Chaim Polter.

Both Roshei Yeshiva were extremely impressed by the boys’ knowledge. Most of the talmidim could immediately identify the exact Daf and Amud any few words came from.

“I’ve never seen anything like this!” Rav Willig exclaimed. Rav Olshin praised the “budding talmidei chachomim.”

Special thanks to Rav Yehoshua Olshin for coordinating the test with Rav Yerucham, and all the others who were involved in coordinating the tests.

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