Kharkov, Russia — This past shabbos, Talmidei HaShuchim from throughout the Former Soviet Union gathered in Kharkov, Ukraine for the Annual Kinnus Talmidei Hashluchim, sponsored by the Vaad Talmidei Hatmimim Haolami and the local Kharkov Community. The bochurim arrived Thursday afternoon, and immediately started an informal Farbrengen. After registering at the Yeshiva Ketana, the Bochurim went to the Shul where Hatomim Bentzion Geisinsky gave a shiur in Chassidus which sparked a lively discussion among the Bochurim.
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Back at the Yeshiva, R. Moshe Moskowitz, Chief Rabbi of Kharkovskaya Oblast’ Farbrenged with the shluchim and was soon joined by the guest mashpia, R. Yechiel Shlomo Levitansky, Chief Rabbi of Sumskaya Oblast’, who farbrenged about a bochur’s job on shlichus until 6 AM.
Friday afternoon Hatomim Eliezer Posner gave a Shuir inyanei geulah u’moshiach based on Iggeres Teiman from the Rambam and the Rambam in Hilchos Melachim, After which the Bochurim made their way to the Shul for seder niggunim and Chazoras Maamer Baal Peh, followed by Kabolas Shabbos.
R. Moshe Moskowitz invited the Bochurim to his house for seudas Shabbos, which turned into a farbrengen.
The highlight of the Kinnus was the trip to the Alter Rebbe’s Ohel in Haditch in honor of Chof Daled Teives. After davening at the ohel, R. Chaim Sholom Deitch sat down to farbreng with the bochurim. R. Chaim Sholom spoke about the importance of remembering the main shlichus – limud Hatorah, specifically Toras Hachasidus.
Sunday night the banquet was held in the Alexandar Feldman Function Hall. Hatomim Moishe Witkes emceed the event. Following the speeches the bochurim broke out into a spontaneous dance, followed by a farbrengen during which Hachlotos tovos were made by all the shluchim. The farbrengen continued through the night until the shluchim needed to return to their respective cities.
A special thanks to the Vaad Talmidei Hatmimim Haolami and Rabbi and Mrs. Moshe and Miriam Moskowitz for sponsoring the Kinnus. Special thanks to the Talmidei Hashluchim of Kharkov for arranging this event.