With a video screen playing full-length Farbrengen, the yeshiva student can really relive moments with the Rebbe. A large, piercing picture of the Rebbe hangs on one side, and a single table with papers and pens, offer the bochurim to write to the Rebbe – who died in 1994 – privately.
Connecting to the Rebbe from Yeshiva
What does a bochur in yeshiva do when he feels the need to reconnect himself to the Rebbe in a personal and deep way? One yeshiva thinks they may have found the answer.
By David Yisraeli • Chabad Info
Where can a bochur [unmarried yeshiva student] turn to when he feels he needs a personal connection with the Rebbe [who died in 1994]? Time to simply contemplate the Rebbe's leadership and love, care and devotion to him as an individual.
In the Lubavitcher yeshiva of Netanya, they think they may have found the answer.
A new room was dedicated on Yud Beis Tamuz, which has been dedicated for just this purpose.
The room, which has been called the Cheder Hiskashrus [room of connection to the Rebbe], is a small timeout space, where a bochur can come and reflect his life, and the Rebbe's meaning to him. Doing this in the small confines, surrounded by the Seforim of the Rebbe, makes it a more appropriate place to envision the Rebbe's greatness.
With a video screen playing full-length Farbrengen, the bochur can really relive the moments with the Rebbe. A large, piercing picture of the Rebbe hangs on one side, and a single table with papers and pens, offer the bochurim to write to the Rebbe privately.
A replica of the Rebbe's shtender also helps arouse the memories and feeling of a bochur, who is so far away from the Rebbe's shul.
The Cheder Hiskashrus was inspired by the previous Lubavitcher Rebbe's recount in a letter, that "the connected Chassidim of each generation would set for themselves a special time to awaken their feelings of love to their teacher; that is, to simply love him, with an apparent love, like familial love. This was in addition to their recital of the special Harachaman to the Rebbe's wellbeing in the Grace after Meals."