An immense crowd of men, women, and children gathered at Yeshiva Darchei Torah in Far Rockaway on Tishah B’Av for a special Kinos program produced by the yeshiva in conjunction with the Achiezer Community Resource Center.
The program included the recitation of the traditional Kinos interspersed with inspirational addresses from talmidei chachamim and speakers of international renown. Sitting on the floor and mourning the destruction of the Beis HaMikdash nearly 2,000 years ago, the assembled were treated to thought-provoking messages of self-improvement and understanding the current challenges facing the Jewish people in the larger context of the bitter galus (exile).
The speakers were, in order of their appearance: Rabbi Shlomo Avigdor Altusky, rosh yeshiva of Darchei Torah’s Beis Medrash Heichal Dovid; Rabbi Noach Orlowek, mashgiach ruchani of Yeshiva Torah Ore, Jerusalem; Rabbi Paysach J. Krohn, acclaimed author and lecturer; Rabbi Zevi Trenk, menahel of Darchei Torah’s Mesivta Chaim Shlomo; and Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser, rav of Khal Bnai Yitzchak in Brooklyn.
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