Chief Rabbi of Migdal HaEmek Rabbi Yitzchak Dovid Grossman was driving through New Jersey, when he realized that he was near the Morristown Yeshiva. He couldn’t resist the chance to stop in.
By Anash.org reporter
While on a visit to the USA, Chief Rabbi of Migdal HaEmek Rabbi Yitzchak Dovid Grossman was driving through New Jersey, when he realized that he was a short distance away from the Morristown Yeshiva. He couldn’t resist the opportunity to stop in.
Rabbi Grossman is renowned around the world for his work with children from disadvantaged and troubled homes, having rehabilitated tens of thousands of youth through his Migdal Ohr educational network founded in 1972. In 1969, one year after his arrival in Migdal HaEmek, the town unanimously elected him as Chief Rabbi, giving him lifetime tenure.
A close friend of Lubavitch who had a special relationship with the Rebbe, Rabbi Grossman never misses an opportunity to help out a shliach or a Chabad institution. On his Monday trip as well, realizing that he was so close to the Morristown Yeshiva, he said that he couldn’t drive through Morristown without stopping in the yeshiva, and so he did.
Hundreds of bochurim study in the yeshiva, or as it is called officially – the Rabbinical College Of America-Lubavitch, under the leadership of Rabbi Moshe Herson, Head Shliach to New Jersey and executive member of Agudas Chassidei Chabad. Divided into Tomchei Tmimim, Tiferes Bochurim and a semicha program, tens of thousands have passed through the yeshiva’s doors.
Rabbi Grossman spoke to the bochurim of Tomchei Tmimim and Tiferes Bochruim, encouraging them with dvirei chizuk and relating stories and encounters he had with the Rebbe, with the bochurim listened with rapt attention.
“It was a tremendous chizuk for the bochurim, and we deeply appreciate Rabbi Grossman taking the time to visit the yeshiva and speak to the bochurim,” Menahel Rabbi Chaim Schapiro said.