The Kollel Avreichim of Kollel Yad Shaul

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Our avreichim spend their time diligently building their skills in the cornerstones of Torah, as well as imparting their knowledge to the community. Making a Yissachar-Zevulun agreement can create a partnership between the Torah scholar and the supporter, where both parties benefit from the arrangement. The Yissachar partner benefits from financial support, while the Zevulun partner benefits from the spiritual rewards of Torah study.

Together, we can shape a brighter future, preserving and passing down our cherished traditions for generations to come. Join us in this vital endeavor by contributing to our Kollel and ensuring the enduring strength of Jewish observance within the South African Jewish community.


invest in a Yissachar Zevulun partnership with an Avreich in the Kollel.

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In Moshe Rabeinu’s end-of-life blessing to the tribes of Yissachar and Zevulun, he says: “Rejoice, Zevulun, in your departure, and Yissachar, in your tents.” Rashi explains this verse (based on the Midrash): “Zevulun and Yissachar entered into a partnership. Zevulun would dwell at the seashore and go out in ships, to trade and make profit. He would thereby provide food for Yissachar, who would, in turn, sit and occupy themselves with the study of Torah.”
Rashi continues: “Consequently, Moshe mentioned Zevulun before Yissachar [even though the latter was the elder of the two], because Yissachar’s Torah came through [the provisions provided by] Zevulun.”

The Midrash concludes with the statement: “This is the meaning of the verse, ‘[The Torah] is a tree of life to those that support it.’” That is, the Torah not only gives life to those who study it, but also to those who support those who study it.
Rema(Glosses to Shulchan Aruch, Yoreh De’ah 246:1.) writes that when one supports someone else who is studying Torah, “it is considered as if he had studied himself. And a person may make a condition with his friend that [his friend] will study Torah and he will provide him with a livelihood, and they will then both receive the rewards . . .”

(In addition, their wives also receive a portion of their reward, but this doesn’t diminish their own.