In the footsteps of the 29-year tradition initiated by Rabbi Zushe Wilhelm a”h, 35 talmidim of the Mechina Oholei Torah undertook to learn the entire Gemara Makkos ba’al peh and were tested on it yesterday by Harav Gavriel Zinner.
In the footsteps of the 29-year tradition initiated in the Mesivta Oholei Torah by their Menahel, Rabbi Zushe Wilhelm a”h, 35 talmidim of the Mechina Oholei Torah undertook to learn the entire Gemara Makkos ba’al peh and were tested on it yesterday by the renowned halachic authority, Hagaon Harav Gavriel Zinner, of Boro Park.
Throughout the year, the Mechina students learned Gemara Makkos as part of their curriculum, but it was by their own initiative that they took upon themselves to learn it ba’al peh and be tested on it, daf by daf, by their teachers.
On Thursday, the meaningful project culminated as these bochurim were tested on the whole Mesecha b’vas achas – all at one time – by Hagaon Harav Gavriel Zinner. The bochurim excelled in their knowledge and Rabbi Zinner was very impressed by them.
Rabbi Zinner stressed what a great and beautiful peula it is and what an incredible iluy neshama it is for Rabbi Zushe Wilhelm a”h, that they are doing exactly what he initiated and did for so many years, with the bochurim learning the entire year’s Mesechta ba’al peh
Rabbi Zinner was impressed how, every year, more and more talmidim would take part in this project and wished them to move forward to the following Yeshiva years with learning more and more.