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Bein Hazemanim in Eretz Yisrael Answers the Call

“Once again Dirshu is stepping into the breach at a time of great difficulty for Klal Yisrael.” That is the way Rabbi Shlomo Ro­zenstein, Dirshu’s Director of Public Affairs, described Dirshu’s revolutionary Bein Haze­manim Program in Eretz Yisrael as a prac­tical way to answer the call of the leading Gedolei Hador to strengthen themselves in learning.

Rabbi Rozenstein explains, “This sum­mer in Eretz Yisrael has been one of the most difficult summers in memory. The country has been at war with an implacable foe. Soldiers were fighting on an extreme­ly difficult battlefield and our bnei yeshiva were fighting with the koach of Yaakov, the kol Yaakov—unremitting dedication to To­rah and tefillah. Gedolei Yisrael across the spectrum addressed these trying times and encouraged all bnei yeshiva to learn and daven with tremendous mesiras nefesh to invoke rachmei shamayim on behalf of Am Yisrael.

“The gedolim also cautioned that this bein hazemanim must be different than a regular summer bein hazemanim. Re­gardless of whether or not there is a vi­able ceasefire, the situation facing Am Yisrael both in Eretz Yisrael and in the diaspora is not simple. Although certain­ly, bnei yeshiva need a change of pace, nevertheless, the kol Yaakov of limud ha­Torah and tefillah must be heard strong­ly during bein hazemanim too,” the ged­olim declared.

The Program

The hanhala of Dirshu has designed a special Daf HaYomi B’Halacha program that will allow bnei yeshiva to come out from bein hazemanim with comprehen­sive knowledge of a significant part of the halachos of Sukkah.

Rabbi Avigdor Bernstein, a sen­ior member of Dirshu’s hanhala, ex­plained, “Dirshu has especially pub­lished 20,000 beautifully designed Daf HaYomi B’Halacha Sukkos booklets con­taining the daily limud with helpful di­agrams and other important material to enhance the understanding of the hala­chos and to offer chizuk.”

How it Works

In Eretz Yisrael, there exists a yeshivas bein hazemanim system in virtually every haredi neighborhood. Yeshivas bein haze­manim enables bnei yeshiva to come learn together in a local beis medrash in an or­ganized fashion. It generally consists of one seder per day with prizes such as se­farim or small stipends awarded for steady attendance. Dirshu has linked with yeshi­vas bein hazemanim programs across the length and breadth of Eretz Yisroel and of­fers matching grants to double the sefa­rim rewards given by each of the respec­tive yeshivas bein hazemanim. Dirshu has also liaised with numerous yeshiva camps in Eretz Yisrael, who have also adapted the Daf HaYomi B’Halacha on Hilchos Sukkah as their summer limud. In addition, Dirshu will be giving a special stipend to any talmid who takes the test on the entire program spanning from Siman 625-630.

“Daf HaYomi B’Halacha is the perfect limud for a summer bein hazemanim,” says Rabbi Avigdor Bernstein. “It is an opportunity to learn the complex hala­chos of Sukkah in a comprehensive fash­ion with the Mishna Berurah. Dirshu’s new edition, with its voluminous Bi­urim and Musafim that brings so much context and depth as well as piskei hala­cha of all the leading gedolim past and present who lived after the Mishna Beru­rah was published, offers the talmidim a wide-ranging knowledge and an ex­tremely engaging seder.

By Chaim Gold

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