Harav Shaul Alter, the Gerrer Rosh Yeshiva and leader of a faction of Gerrer Chassidim, visited Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad in Los Angeles on Sunday, and addressed the bochurim.
By Anash.org reporter
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Harav Shaul Alter, the Gerrer Rosh Yeshiva and leader of a faction of Gerrer Chassidim, visited Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad in Los Angeles on Sunday, where he addressed the bochurim and the hanhala.
The son of the Pnei Menachem of Gur, Harav Alter served as the Rosh Yeshiva of the Sfas Emes Yeshiva, the flagship Yeshiva of the Gerrer Chassidus in Eretz Yisroel. Since Simchas Torah of 5780, he has served as the leader of a faction of Gerrer Chassidim, and is highly respected for his incredible knowledge of Torah and deep shiurim.
Harav Alter is currently on a trip to Los Angeles to visit supporters and mosdos Torah in the city. The Chabad Yeshiva, under the leadership of Rosh Yeshiva Harav Ezra Schochet, has served as a tower of Torah in the city since its founding in 5738, and Harav Alter paid the yeshiva a visit on the first day of his trip.
Harav Alter was greeted by Harav Schochet, Rabbi Amram Farkash, menahel ruchni of YOEC, Rabbi Mendy Spalter, YOEC executive director, and members of the hanhala.
After greeting the distinguished guest, the assembled davened mincha, and Harav Alter was invited to address the bochurim and hanhala, along with a number of local community members.
Harav Alter encouraged the bochurim to increase in their hasmada in learning Torah, and related several stories to that effect.
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