Itamar enjoyed the visit of the Chief Rabbi of Israel Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef the son the late Torah scholar Giant Rabbi Ovadyah Yosef who came to speak at the Yeshiva Givoah of Itamar. Rabbi Yitchak is known for his greatness in Torah and at a very young age began to write his Halchic work Yalkut Yosef based on his father’s rulings. Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef also participated in the traditional first haircut ceremony of a three year old boy – known as the Chalekeh or upsherin of Rabbi Avi Ronsky’s grandchild. Rabbi Avi Ronsky is the head of the Itamar Yeshiva and former chief rabbi of the Israeli army.
On March 9th a national memorial service for the Fogel family will be held here on Itamar at the Itamar Yeshivah marking three years since the terrible massacre. The event will begin at 1:45 in the afternoon with different guest speakers. The focus will be on strengthening our national, historical and Biblical eternal connection to our land. Our best response to this atrocity is building. An inauguration of one of three dormitories for the Itamar Yeshiva built in memory of the Fogels will be held at this event. We highly recommend all our dear friends that are in Israel to attend.
A special request to our dear friends to join in prayers for rain. Unfortunately, besides the devastating snow storm not much rain has fallen this season. Our farmers are very concerned that they will not have grain this year and their fruit trees will not yield in bounty. Please have them in mind and all of Israel in your prayers. Think about G-D’s promise that the sixth year of the sabbatical cycle will be specially blessed with abundance!
Itamar welcomes Yosef and Ayelt Bar David that just moved in! This is the second family that moved to Itamar in in the last two weeks.