(Seated left is Rabbi Daniel Frish - author of Matok Midvash commentary on Zohar)
There is another beautiful and true story told about how the Yeshivah Sha’ar HaShamaim actually began, which also highlights the special character of the Yeshivah itself and the great Torah scholars who learn there-in.
One night, Rabbi Chaim Leib Auerbach (the father of the world renowned Torah Sage and tzaddik, Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Auerbach zt”l, c. 1910 – 1995) awoke from his sleep. He’d just had a truly amazing dream that galvanized him to get out of his warm bed and to go out into the cold night. He was headed towards the Jerusalem neighborhood, Batei Broide, to relate to the great kabbalist, Rabbi Shimon Horowitz, this awesome experience.
Nearing deserted Batei Broide, he suddenly heard footsteps approaching, and barely made out the form of another fellow Jew. To his utter surprise, it was none other than Rabbi Shimon Horowitz himself!
“What are you doing here so late at night, young man?” asked Rabbi Horowitz.
“I was on my way to see you,” replied Rabbi Chaim Leib. “I had this dream and I wished …”
“Remarkable!” Rabbi Horowitz uncharacteristically cut off Rabbi Chaim Leib in mid-sentence. “I, too, had an unbelievable dream tonight, and I was on my way to see you!”