Finalists Grilled on Full Volume of Likkutei Sichos

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After taking the third and final Halikut test, the three finalists competed in an on-stage competition where they were quizzed by three scholars in the Rebbe’s sichos.

After months of diligently studying all the Sichos of Chelek Chof Hei of Likkutei Sichos, 300 Bochurim gathered at Chabad of Great Neck, N.Y., for a full day Siyum event. 

After being greeted by a lavish spread of pastries and drinks, the bochurim took the final test, consisting of 67 questions, testing them on the entire sefer.

Following the test, three finalists, Chaim Garelik of Toronto Yeshiva, Mendel Roth of Baltimore Zal, and Mendel Gourarie of Morristown Yeshiva, were invited on stage to prove their knowledge of the entire sefer.

Testing them were Rabbi Chaim Shaul Brook and Rabbi Yisroel Shimon Kalmenson of Lahak Hanachos and Rabbi Leima Wilhelm of Morristown Yeshiva. Moderating the quiz was Rabbi Moshe Gourary, Shliach to Toms River, New Jersey.

Now concluding its fifth year, Halikut continues to revolutionize the way bochurim learn the Rebbe’s sichos. Many bochurim attending the siyum, expressed their thanks to the Halikut team for showing them their true potential in learning, understanding, and knowing the Rebbe’s Torah, remarking that they can’t wait to participate again next year.

Halikut is sponsored by Keren Meromim; Yossi & Nechama Dina Katz; Sholom & Esther Laine; The Dornbusch family – לע”נ עזריאל צבי בן מרדכי ע”ה. and by an anonymous donor לע״נ מרת חסיא בת איסר ע״ה.

The Halikut Siyum is sponsored by Reb Yossi Kazarnovsky L’iluy Nishmas his parents Reb Moshe & Liba Golda A”H Kazarnovsky

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