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Community is Asked to Join Dirshu’s Daf Yomi Program

Encouragement to join Daf HaYomi B’Halacha came in the wake of visits by senior members of Dirshu’s hanhala led by its Nasi, Rav Dovid Hofstedter, to numerous American Roshei Yeshiva and Admorim.

Rabbi Elya Ber Wachtfogel, was asked to impart words of chizuk, and said, “Aside from the mitzvah of Torah learning, learning halacha is such a basic requirement, how could I not encourage it?!” Rav Elya Ber also hailed the foundation of Daf HaYomi B’Halacha and indeed, all of Dirshu’s programs–the accountability that a person accepts upon himself when he takes regular tests on what he learns. Rav Wachtfogel said, “It isn’t just that you are learning, but taking tests on what is learned shows that you takeh know it!”

In Stamford, Connecticut, Rav Meir Hershkowitz, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Bais Binyomin of Stamford and a close talmid of HaGaon HaRav Aharon Kotler, zt”l. He encouraged Rabbi Hofstedter and proclaimed, “Ashreichem shezachisem l’zeh, fortunate are you that you merited [such a zechus]!”

On the visit with the Skverer Rebbe, he exchanged divrei Torah with the hanhala of Dirshu. At one point, the Rebbe turned to Rav Hofstedter with a smile and commented, “I too want a zechus in your exceptional organization!” The Rebbe spoke with great fervor about the Daf HaYomi B’Halacha saying that, “It is elementary that learning daily halacha is among the most important areas of learning. The program speaks for itself.”

The Rosh Yeshiva of Beth Medrash Govoha, HaGaon HaRav Aryeh Malkiel Kotler, shlita, who has served for more than a decade as the guiding light behind Dirshu’s Kollel Erev, also greeted the news of the imminent siyum of the first Daf HaYomi B’Halacha machzor with great joy. “Halevai,” he exclaimed, “that we would have had a program such as this when we were young!”

Daf HaYomi B’Halacha has more than 10,000 members, yet both the Gedolei Yisrael from North America and their Israeli counterparts feel that many more thousands could enrich their lives and immeasurably benefit if they would devote the approximately 30-45 minutes a day to bring daily halacha into their lives. They believe that by joining Daf HaYomi B’Halacha people could save themselves from transgressing countless issurim, mitzvos assei, lo saasei, issurei kareis and even issurei missah R”L that come about from lack of knowledge of halacha in everyday life.

To join Daf HaYomi B’Halacha please call, 888-5-Dirshu, or e-mail, [email protected].

By Chaim Gold

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