This evening, in a few hours, a unique delegation of Roshei Yeshivot, Gedolei Torah, and Rabbonim from different groups and chatzeiros will make an emotional and rare journey in preparation for the Yamim Noraim by the grave of the Chofetz Chaim in Radin.
The journey will be broadcast live to all parts of the world in order that mass prayers, as much as possible, will be recited together by the grave of the Chofetz Chaim. The broadcast will begin in Vollozhin, after the delegation will have travelled by night, and will visit the ancient bais medrash hall and will then visit the graves the righteous and Greats of the past generations. The peak and highlight of this journey will take place at the grave of the Chofetz Chaim in Radin.
This journey which has been organized by “Dirshu” in order to strengthen the study of the daily Daf of Halachah according to the order in the Mishnah Berurah, takes place on the Yahrtzeit of the Chofetz Chaim which is tomorrow.
The central prayer on the grave of the Chofetz Chaim will be broadcast live at 10:30 with the Rabbonim and Roshei Yeshivos participating in this unique trip who will daven the chapters of Tehillim together out loud and they will give lectures and Divrei Torah to elevate one’s level in Mussar and Torah in preparation for the Yom HaDin, the Day of Judgment, that is quickly approaching.
Among the other participants will also attend:
Rabbi Shimon Baadani, shlita, member of the Moetztet Chachmei HaTorah;
Rabbi Shmuel Yaakov Borenstein, shlita, Rosh Yeshivat Kiryat Melech;
Rabbi Menachem Ernster, shlita, Rosh Yeshivat Vishnitz and son-in-law of Kavod Kedushat Maran Baal Hayeshu’ot Moshe, za”tzal;
Rabbi David Alter, shlita, the son of the Admor of Gur shlita;
Rabbi Shlomo Kanievsky, shlita, the son of the Prince of the Torah, shlita, and Rosh Yeshivat Tiferet Tzion and Kiryat Melech;
Rabbi Sariel Rosenberg, shlita, Rav of Ramat David in Bnei Brak and member of the Beit Din Tzedek, Bnei Brak;
Rabbi Simcha HaCohen Kook, shlita, Head of the Beit HaDin in Rechovot and Rav of the “Churvah” shul;
Rabbi Shimon Gallay, shlita, Rav of Osem District and the neighborhood, Dayan and Halachic authority of the Beit Din Tzedek, Bnei Brak;
Rabbi Michel Steinmetz, shlita, Dayan of Skver, New York;
Rabbi Michoel Eckstein, shlita, Dayan of Belz, London, and chairman of “Dirshu” Europe;
Rabbi Chizkiyahu Mishkovsky, shlita, Mashgiach of Yeshivat Orchot Hatorah;
Rabbi Moshe Tuvia Dinkle, shlita, Rav of “Bayit U’Menucha” Beit Shemesh;
Rabbi Shmuel Eliezer Stern, shlita, head of Beit Din Shaarei Hora’ah and member of the Beit Din of the Gaon Rabbi Shmuel Vozner, zatz”al;
Rabbi Yitzchak Shmuel Shechter, shlita, Dayan of Kiryat Tzanz, Netanya, author of Responsa Yashiv Yitzchak;
Rabbi Chaim Pesach Horowitz, shlita, Rav of Belz community in Ashdod and member of the Beit Din Machazikei Hadas;
Rabbi David Shlomo Zolden, shlita, Dayan and Head of the Kollelim of Chassidei Seret Vizhnitz, Haifa;
Rabbi Refael Alkarif, shlita, Rosh Yeshivat Derech Chaim and Rav of the Netivot Chaim Community, Bnei Brak;
Rabbi Zusha Horvitz, shlita, Rav Of Kehillat Chasidim, Elad;
Rabbi Shmuel Bransdorfer, shlita, Posek in the Edah Chareidit and of the Rabbonim of Toldot Avraham Yitzchak;
Rabbi Baruch Yehudah Heimlich, shlita, Dayan in the Edah Chareidit and of the Rabbonim of Toldot Aharon.
In preparation for this inspiring event the grave has been renovated and a large wooden tent has been erected over the grave of the Chofetz Chaim. There is much excitement and electricity felt in the air leading up to this historical journey with great Roshei Yeshivos being quoted extensively about the upcoming trip.
Rabbi Shmuel Yaakov Borenstein, shlita, Rosh Yeshivat Kiryas Melech said, “The prayers on the grave of the Chofetz Chaim on his Yahrtzeit are very arousing. He has great merit for Klal Yisroel and for each and every individual, since he gave up his life towards the learning of Halachah, definitely that those who join and participate in the structured study of Halachah are fit to benefit from his merit. It is impossible to estimate the importance of this merit for the Yom HaDin.”
Rabbi Sariel Rosenberg, shlta, Rav Of the Ramat David neighborhood, Bnei Brak, and head of the Beis Din Tzedek, Bnei Brak, and a lecturer on the Daily Daf in Halachah said, ” We are going to implore in prayer on the grave of the Chofetz Chaim who merited to be the Posek of all of Klal Yisroel as we see that the Mishnah Berurah is learned by all, everywhere. We are not going to ask only for the merit of those who learned in the past but also in the merit of the thousands that accepted upon themselves the study of a “Daf a day” of Halachah each and every day.”
Rabbi Shmuel Eliezer Stern, shlita, Head of Shaarei Hora’ah and member of the Beis Din of Maran Rabbi Shmuel Vozner, zatz”al, author of “Shvivei Eish” said, “The heart moans from overwhelming emotion towards the upcoming journey to Radin. In order to pour out supplications for Klal Yisroel that is in such a position of danger and distress. In the merit of those holy elevated Greats, such as the Chofetz Chaim, Hashem will remember His love and sustain their children in order that the remnants of Yaakov should not be lost and that we should merit to being inscribed and signed for a year of redemption and speedy salvation’
It should be noted that we will broadcast live also from the site.