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Backstage at BMG

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Beth Medrash Govoha, Lakewood, New Jersey, is one of the world’s largest yeshivos. The thunderous kol Torah reverberates day and night, creating a ruach that inspires and energizes. As thousands of men dedicate themselves to Hashem’s precious Torah, a valiant group of noble individuals dedicate themselves to make this yeshivah a most conducive, beautiful makom Torah. In honor of Shavuos, let’s tour the backstage of BMG and marvel at the makings of this exceptional Torah epicenter.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Halachah Headquarters: It’s simple to get your halachah questions answered when you’re learning at BMG. Prominent rabbanim are available on-site to answer sheilos during learning seder. Sign up for a three- or six-minute time slot and continue learning until your appointment.

 

Identifying the Multitudes: Every person learning at BMG receives a personalized computerized sticker with a barcode. During the first week of the zman, he places it on a card together with his chavrusa’s sticker, so that his chavrusa and his chaburah selection will be registered in the computer. This information helps the administration allot seats, keep track of who is where, and make sure that there are enough seforim and amenities for all.

 

Seforim Storage: What happens to seforim from other mesechtos when not in use? They’re stored in a massive warehouse with 20-ft-high, 5-ft.-deep shelves and can only be accessed with a forklift.

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