At the Mir Yerushalayim Dinner in Holmdel, NJ, the Rosh Hayeshiva Harav Binyomin Carlebach shlita was stunned and caught by surprise when they presented to him – as a Hakaros Hatov honoree recipient – a new Sefer Torah as a gift! The emcee remarked “what can you give to someone who’s whole life is Torah and teaching Torah” as music on this theme played softly in the background, and the Sefer Torah was presented to the Rosh Hayeshiva shlita (who was unaware that this was going to happen). The Sefer Torah was just finished last week – with every single hiddur included. [The baalei battim in Toronto wanted to partake in this historic moment on behalf of Toronto and donated the Keser for the Sefer Torah as their hakoras hatov to the Rosh Hayeshiva.]
The Rosh Hayeshiva was very emotional, as were the crowd.