Torah lessons and study program In the community of Zion – Hong Kong
“Perhaps you will say that until I gather money I will come back and read
Until I buy what I need and I’ll get out of business and I’ll be back
And I’ll read. If that thought comes to mind
You do not have the crown of Torah to the world
But he made your doctrine permanent and your work temporary
You will say that when I turn, I will not turn away,
(Rambam, Hilchot Talmud Torah 3: 7)
Life in the community of Zion revolves around the study of the Torah, the members of the community and those who come to its gates combine wondrously between practical life and Torah study, in the sense of “make your Torah permanent and your work temporary” and thus continue a glorious tradition of many years.
There are many shiurim in the Beit Midrash, ranging from the Daf Yomi shiur, which is taught in groups or chavruta by the community’s students, to halachic shiurim in the aggadah and thought, which are given weekly by a rabbi of the community.
The following is the content of the lessons and their time;
1. Daf Yomi – Daily. Given by students of the community in groups or individually, as necessary.
2. Lectures on Judaism for Beginners – Given within the Kiruv Program in memory of Gavriel Schehbar.
3. Lectures in Bar Mitzvah preparation – Given as necessary by students of the community.
4. Lectures by the community rabbi Hagaon Rabbi Netanel Meoded –Given weekly on various subjects.
A. In depth study of Jewish Laws on practical subjects (including matters discussed in his book Mizrach Shemesh).
B. The Weekly Portion in depth in Law and Medrash.
C. Jewish Thought, Faith and Moral Principles.
Kehilat Zion- a Lighthouse of Torah
The Kehilat Zion community in Hong Kong has merited to be a lighthouse that disseminates the light of Torah, being the largest Torah center within Eastern Asia, in the manner of “He lit up the face of the East until Hevron”. There is no doubt that the merit of Maran the Ben Ish Hai ob’m who founded and fostered the community about one hundred twenty years ago in addition to other communities in the East, has accompanied the community until today and helped it grow in Torah and piety.
Members of the community and visitors can always participate in Torah lectures on a regular basis on in-depth Jewish Law and Medrash given clearly and pleasantly by the community rabbi, Hagaon Rabbi Netanel Meoded shlit’a. In his lectures he integrates in depth Jewish Law from Sages of the East such as Maran the Ben Ish Hai ob’m, Sages of Aram Sova who founded the community, as well as his rabbis in Israel, the Rosh Yeshivas of the Hevron Yeshiva, and his mentor Hagaon Rabbi Ovadia Yosef ob’m.
The Rabbi also serves as the address for any question in Jewish Law, small or big, and he has printed a book Mizrach Shemesh in which he has determined answers to difficult and complicated questions that have arisen in the Far East.
The Rabbi can be contacted for any questions at the community email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Guests of the Community
In the course of the year many guests visit Kehilat Zion. Numerous visitors are businessmen who come to the East for business and find all their needs met in the community, both in the physical sense with Kosher Lemehadrin meals and joint Shabbat meals, as well as in the spiritual sense with in depth Torah lectures in Jewish Law and Medrash, options of learning with a learning partner, etc.
In addition, community rabbis, Rosh Yeshivas, country leaders and government figures occasionally visit the community.