The Minneapolis Community Kollel celebrated a milestone this past week with the arrival of its newest family, Rabbi Dovid and Mrs. Avigail Biron, of Los Angeles and Denver, respectively.
For the first time since the founding of the city of Minneapolis in 1856, there will be ten full-time lomdei Torah in the community. This gives Minneapolis “city” status not only in the secular world, but in the eyes of Chazal as well, as the Gemara says in Maseches Megillah that an ihr needs asarah batlanim, ten people devoted to nothing but limud haTorah.
This continues the expansion of the kollel that began with the addition of five new families this past Elul, with the assistance of Rabbi Lazer Goldstein of Bais Medrash Govoah in Lakewood. The nucleus of talmidei chachomim learning day and night will continue to power the kollel in its mission to infuse the community of Minneapolis with the ruach of growth in Torah and Yiddishkeit.