Beit Medrash and Yeshiva for Mekubalim

Divrei Shalom

The Beit Medrash and Yeshiva were opened in the month of Elul, 5763, by Rabbi Yechezkel Bing shlit"a.

After many years of toiling over the hidden Torah with his own Master, Rabbi Yechiel Fishel Eisenbach zt"l, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Shaar HaShamayim in Yerushalayim, Rabbi Bing was requested to bring the unique method of the Yeshiva in Yerushalayim to Bnei Brak and to establish a Beit Medrash for prayer and learning the hidden Torah in accordance with the teachings of the holy Ari z"l and the Rashash, all within the path of Avodat Hashem which the holy Baal Shem Tov and his disciples had paved many generations ago.

Rabbi Bing opened the Yeshiva in a crowded and narrow room in Bnei Brak, where the initial 20 avreichim from all over the wide spectrum of Torah Jewry immersed themselves in the teachings of the hidden Torah and absorbed the daily lectures of the Rosh Yeshiva with great eagerness, despite the very difficult conditions.

With time, the kavanot of the holy Rashsh were incorporated into the daily prayers that were recited in the small Beit Medrash according to the Chassidic Nussach. The exceptionally intense and heartfelt prayers attracted many of the neighbors and nearby residents to the Beit Medrash.

Two years later, during which the avreichim toiled over their Torah study amid difficult conditions, the "Nekudot HaKesef" Institute, operated by the Yeshiva, merited to publish the "Nekudot HaKesef" two volume book, which included the Rosh Yeshiva's lectures. The unique books featured a full explanatory analysis on the kavanot of all the prayers, as practiced by the holy Ari and Rashash. The books were enthusiastically embraced by the broader public and enabled many Jews to understand the deeper meaning behind the prayers.

In 5767, after the physical conditions became unbearable, the Beit Midrash and Yeshiva were transferred to its current temporary location in a leased caravan on 11 Maharshal Street in Bnei Brak. The Beit Medrash, which by now had many followers, began operating minyanim not only on weekdays, but on Shabbat and Yom Tov as well, and throughout all hours of the day the place soon got full to capacity with sincere avreichim who were completely engrossed in their learning.

The day at the Beit Medrash starts with a Mussar lecture before the morning prayers, delivered by Rabbi Bing shlit"a, so as to arouse the soul and elevate it to higher levels of Avodat Hashem prior to standing before the Creator in prayer. Following are the morning prayers, which are recited according to the Chassidic Nussach and the kavanot of the holy Rashash. After the prayers, the Rosh Yeshiva delivers his daily lecture on the prayers and their hidden meanings. The lecture is then summarized in writing and is handed out to the avreichim for additional reviews. Later, these manuscripts are collected and published worldwide, brining much sought-after material for learners of the hidden Torah throughout the world.

So far, three volumes of the 'Nekudot HaKesef' books and eight volumes of the Siddur HaRashash for shacharit, mincha, maariv, keriat shema, tikkun chatzot, mincha for Erev Shabbat and the Shabbat prayers, the Chanukah prayers, the kavanot of shovavim and the conducting of the meal and birkat hamazon have been published.

In the afternoon hours, the avreichim continue with their learning, this time reviewing the previous lectures of the day and holding their daily lectures in the revealed Torah, interspersed with the afternoon and evening prayers according to the kavanot of the Rashash.

Several times a week, the Rosh Yeshiva travels to Kivrei Tzaddikim and prays for Klal Yisrael and conducts Pidyon Nefesh L'Rabeinu HaRashash, which is renowned for its mighty powers.

We pray that we shall merit sanctifying G-d's name and give Him much nachat.