In accordance with the Rebbe’s directive to host Kinusei Torah on Chol Hamoed, Shluchim, Anash and Bochurim from around the S. Francisco Bay Area gathered to hear Torah thoughts delivered by locals and guests.
On Sunday, the second day of Chol Hamoed, the Chabad – Richmond Torah Center of S. Fransisco hosted the first Kinus Torah in the city’s history.
In accordance with the Rebbe’s directive that communities around the world host Kinusei Torah on the day following Yom-Tov, Shluchim, Anash and Bochurim from around the S. Francisco Bay Area gathered after shacharis to hear Torah thoughts delivered by locals and guests alike.
The kinnus commenced with opening remarks on the importance of gathering to learn Torah, and particularly in this year of Hakhel, by the Emcee Mendel Nemes, who was visiting the city on Merkos Shlichus.
Rabbi Yaakov Barber, shliach to Cole Valley, expounded on a maamer in Derech Mitzvosecha which discusses the purpose of the Neshama’s descent to this world.
Next Chaim Muss, also visiting on Merkos Shlichus, relayed a chakirah discussed in the Rebbe’s Torah regarding the issur of chameitz.
Last was Rabbi Mendel Levin, shliach to the West Portal area of S. Francisco, who addressed the issue of one who starts his seder in one location and resumes it in another, a common issue which arises each year as shluchim and bochurim run public sedarim.
“It is our hope that this kinus Torah will inspire the others to hold Kinnusei Torah of their own, in shuls and communities around the world. It’s never too late to start,” the organizers said.