by Eli Berger (’13)
472571_552882568118584_271985844_oThis past Wednesday, a few shiurim had the zechus to join Yeshiva University in welcoming and learning from Rav Shlomo Amar, the Rishon LeTzion and Sepharadi Chief Rabbi of Israel. When Rav Amar was escorted into the Glueck Beis Medrash, a reverent silence fell upon all in attendance. YU’s Sepharadi Choir, led by Rabbi Moshe Tessone, sang a pizmon composed in honor of Rav Amar, and RIETS Dean Rabbi Yona Reiss introduced the Rishon LeTzion. Rav Amar, in the regal attire designed for his position, then delivered a shiur about the definition of chupah (marriage), ending with a bracha for the final Kabbalas HaTorah and the destruction of evil. The event was meaningful in many ways, especially to the Sepharadi talmidim of MTA. It was a wonderful unification of Ashkenazim and Sepharadim, of Eretz Yisrael and the Diaspora.

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