On the Public Holiday Monday, Kollel hosted a successful morning learning program.
Some 30 men participated in the shiurim which were preceded by a full breakfast.
Rabbi Michoel Stern addressed some of the halachic issues involved in the practices at state funerals including; delaying burial, laying flowers and gun salutes.
Rabbi Avrohom Jacks then analyzed the background principles and practical halocha governing motion light censors on Shabbos.
Remember, each Public Holiday the Kollel offers you the opportunity to make
the most of your day off spiritually as well!
For most of Anash in Melbourne, using the local Men’s Mikva is a custom that doesn’t extend much further than a quick dip in a warm pool of water. But this Sunday, they were able to experience a little bit more.
This last week one of the community Mikvaos was being drained for repairing. Capitalising on this rare opportunity, the Anash were invited for a guided tour of the Mikva and its structure. Rabbi Yonason Johnson, Rosh Kollel of the Kollel Menachem, headed the tour. He started by delivering a visual presentation of the halachos surrounding a Mikva, exploring the various options of the sructure of a Mikva, and the complex laws surrounding maintaining its high standard of Kashrus.
In the second part of the program, Rabbi Johnson led the participants on a guided tour of the now empty Mikva and it’s Bor (rain water storage tank). Having already learned about it, the attendees had an informed and clear understanding of the structures throughout the guided tour. People listened intently, marvelling at the complexities that surround their daily routine. Many of elbourne’s prominent Rabbanim, joined in, realising the rarity of such an event.
A rare and unique opportunity was used to its full advantage. When the Mikva is next used, I am sure those using it will be thinking about a lot more than just the temperature of the water.