Rosh Yeshiva’s Personal Seforim Will Benefit Students

The well-worn seforim that belonged to Oholei Torah Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Yisroel Friedman will now be available for bochurim to use in a dedicated library in the shiur room where he taught for decades.

By reporter

The well-worn seforim that belonged to Oholei Torah Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Yisroel Freidman will continue to be used by generations of students studying in his beloved yeshiva.

For over fifty years, Reb Yisroel Friedman served as the Rosh Yeshiva of Oholei Torah Yeshiva in Crown Heights. Thousands around the globe count themselves as his talmidim, and countless others gained from his shiurim, farbrengens and even from a short interaction in yeshiva or around Crown Heights.

Following his passing this past year, the board of Oholei Torah decided to perpetuate his legacy by dedicating the 5781 yeshiva year to him. A number of projects were launched, among them an alumni shiur given by his students from around the world.

Among the projects launched is a new library of Reb Yisroel’s personal seforim, which will be located in the shiur room where he taught for decades.

As befitting a talmid chochom of his stature, Reb Yisroel owned a large library, containing books on all areas of the Torah. His seforim were all well-worn, clearly having been heavily used and learned from time and time again.

Every sefer is being carefully bound and labeled before being placed in the library. This new collection is in addition to the Oholei Torah Raitport library, which contains thousands of seforim for Zal bochurim to use. Tens of seforim have already been delivered to the library, and many more are in the process of being bound.

With the new library, the board of Oholei Torah is taking another step to perpetuate the memory of the beloved Rosh Yeshiva, and ensuring that the seforim he loved so much will continue to be used and enjoyed by generations of bochurim.

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