Rabbonim from the various frum communities in Los Angeles expressed their amazement after testing 14 bochurim from Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad on the entire Meseches Gittin Baal Peh.
On Sunday, Erev Rosh Chodesh Tammuz, 14 bochurim from Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad were tested on the entire Meseches Gittin Baal Peh.
This was a culmination of the Initiative which began 6 months ago, inspired by a group of 11 bochrim in 1991 which merited to receive special dollars from the Rebbe for memorizing Meseches Gittin by heart.
Led by a group of Shluchim in yeshiva, the bochurim engaged in a rigorous regiment of learning, often studying into the wee hours of the morning, with tests at regular intervals throughout the course of the year on predetermined quotas.
On Sunday, the bochurim were tested on the entire Mesechta at once in a farher lasting close to 6 hours. Following the official farher, the bochurim were tested by a panel of prominent Rabbonim of the LA community led by the Rosh Yeshiva in a public forum, displaying their mastery of the Mesechta in front of the entire yeshiva, and streamed for friends and family to watch from home.
The event was a great Kiddush Hashem and surely was a cause of nachas for the Rebbe.
The bochurim which completed the entire Mesechta were as follows:
Chaim Meir Freidman