Sushi at Heichal
For Better Reasons... Beis Iyar 5771
If you asked your grandfather why he used to go learn at the Beis Midrash, his reasons would most likely vary slightly from yours. After coming home to a not quite warm enough house, to the supper of a still slightly raw fish, all due to the fact that he could not afford enough firewood to keep the fire strong, he was only too happy to attend to his learning at the local Beis Midrash, where R' Dovid ensured that the place was always warm and well lit. His wife was only too happy to send him along to learn Hashem's holy Torah.
These days the house is warm and the food is fully cooked but there is still a spiritual warmth that is sought after when attending a Beis Midrash that is filled with the sounds of young and old voices delving into the words of Hashem and His Torah. The spiritual warmth is further enhanced by the lack of disturbances that allows this spirit of learning to pervade.
These days we also eat raw fish, but for different reasons. The process of globalization combined with the work of some intelligent marketers have convinced us that sushi is no longer food fit only for Japanese fisherman on a long day out at sea, but rather for our fancy wedding tables and simcha halls. This has not only been adopted as a regular custom, but as one that is suitable for the most elegant of occasions. Their mission seems to have proven successful, for at the end of the day, most of us enjoy it.
Living with the times, and marking these changes, Yagdil Torah has decided to bring sushi to the Heichal Halimmud (as a perk as well as a historic mark), because, as mentioned before, by now we all enjoy it.
The Heichal Halimmud will serve sushi every Tuesday at 8:00 PM for the next 3 weeks (until the week of Parshas Bechukosai).
Note: The Heichal Halimmud intends to arrange a place to eat and learn during the bungalow months in order to save hours of firewood (electricity) burning in your empty house.