Yeshiva Aharon Yaakov Ohr Eliyahu had the unique privilege to have HaGaon HaRav Yitzchok Scheiner Shlit”a, Rosh Yeshivas Kaminetz – Yerushalayim daven Tuesday morning in Yeshiva with the Junior High School.
Yeshivas Kaminetz (Knesses Beis Yitzchok) was founded by Rav Scheiner’s grandfather-in-law, Rav Baruch Ber Leibowitz zt”l (the author of the Birkas Shmuel) in 1926. After World War II, the yeshiva moved to Eretz Yisroel and is now headed by Rav Scheiner Shlit”a. The Yeshiva ranges from their early childhood program through post high school -Beis Medrash and Kollel. It is a home for hundreds of talmidim in Yerushalayim.
After davening, the students were further privileged to hear divrei torah and bracha from the Rosh Yeshiva Shlit”a:
The Rosh Yeshiva started by saying how comfortable he felt davening shachris with the boys. He said the tefila mirrored the tefila of the Kaminetz cheder boys in Yerushalayim. He said that it was a zechus to daven with the yeshiva.
The Rosh Yeshiva then explained that there are two parts of having kavana during davening. One is to remember that you are speaking to hashem directly, as we say “Baruch atah Hashem”. The second is to understand to a level what you are saying. The Rosh Yeshiva said that he could sense how the students davened with such a special kavana.
The Rosh Yeshiva Shlit”a then gave a bracha to the Students,Hanhala and Rebbeim of the Yeshiva. The students then lined up to say “Shalom Aleichem” to the Rosh Yeshiva and thanked him for his visit.