While visiting Kingston, PA, Harav Chaim Sholom Deitsch visited the Kingston Mesivta where he spoke to the bochurim and expressed his admiration for the yeshiva’s learning.
Last week, the Kingston Mesivta was honored with a visit by Harav Chaim Sholom Deitsch, Rosh Kolel of Kolel Tzemach Tzedek in the Old City of Yerushalayim. Harav Deitsch, who came to Kingston for a simcha, visited the yeshiva, where he spoke to the bochurim and expressed his admiration for the yeshiva’s level.
In his talk to the bochurim, Harav Deitsch spoke about the importance of going beyond the minimum requirement in Torah and mitzvos. Although there’s an advantage to being commanded by Hashem, there is also an advantage in going beyond that obligation from one’s own will. Going beyond the minimum is a result of chayus in Yiddishkeit, which comes from learning Chassidus. He shared his delight to see a yeshiva where bochurim are wholly dedicated to davening and learning.
Harav Deitsch took interest in what the bochurim were learning. Upon learning that for Iyun they are learning the more practical sections of masechta Shabbos concerning bishul, he expressed great pleasure. “When learning is connected with practical application, it adds a whole new excitement to the learning and the bochurim are more attentive even to the nuances of Iyun,” he told Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Shimon Hellinger.
Rabbi Menachem Aizenman, Rosh Yeshiva of the Poconos Yeshiva, and mashpia Rabbi Yehudah Leib Aronson also shared some words.