Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Stamford—This year’s Dirshu convention that will be held over the weekend of Shabbos Parshas Vayakhel-Pekudei/March 13-15 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Stamford Connecticut, is slated to be a premiere demonstration of kavod haTorah and kavod for lomdei Torah. The convention is being held in conjunction with the siyum of the machzor rishon of the Daf HaYomi B’Halacha program, Dirshu’s increasingly popular daily halacha and mussar program that has taken Klal Yisrael by storm.

The excited anticipation among lomdei Dirshu for this Shabbos is indescribable. It is a time when multitudes of talmidei chachamim come and meet like-minded counterparts as they talk in learning and exchange tips on how to enhance yedias haTorah and retention of the vast amounts of Torah that they learn. The chizuk they derive from realizing that they are a significant part of a massive global movement of yedias haTorah cannot be quantified. In addition, the wives of lomdei Dirshu walk away from Shabbos on a high. Not only are they deeply inspired by the special women’s programing but perhaps even more so, from meeting other distinguished wives and mothers who truly understand what it means to be a Dirshu wife; with the inherent thrilling feeling of witnessing the hatzlacha of their husband after a test, upon completion of a masechta and recognizing how through Dirshu the entire family becomes elevated and closer to Hashem.

Hailing the Accomplishments of Lomdei Dirshu and Their Wives

What makes the Dirshu Convention so unique and special is the fact that every member present is a person who has shown deep dedication to limud haTorah by taking monthly tests in one of Dirshu’s programs over a protracted amount of time. Every Dirshu wife there has displayed mesiras nefesh for her husband’s learning and spiritual ascent by enabling him to devote a tremendous amount of time to learning the daily material required in Dirshu’s program and then repeatedly reviewing so that he will know the material sufficiently to earn an exemplary mark on the test. This often does not come easily. It frequently means sacrificing the help of a husband in the most hectic of times, such as the morning rush to school or the evening bedtime crunch. That is why Dirshu siyumim and Shabbos conventions always have an important place for Dirshu wives who are true partners in the Torah success of their husbands.

Grand Motzoei Shabbos, Daf HaYomi B’Halacha Siyum Open to General Public

Rabbi Ahron Gobioff, Dirshu’s American Director relates, “Ever since the news of our upcoming convention went public, the phone lines in our offices have been ringing off the hook with thousands expressing an interest in coming. Even though we took one of the largest hotels in the tri-State area for the Convention, we still cannot keep up with the demand! We have been forced to primarily accept requests from Dirshu members who have continuously taken the monthly tests, displaying great dedication and a deep sense of responsibility in achieving their Torah goals. We have, however, arranged a way for the many who will not be there for Shabbos, to participate. The Grand Siyum on the entire Mishnah Berurah will be taking place on Motzoei Shabbos at the main ballroom of the Crowne Plaza. There will be busses from many of the main centers in the Tri-State area to enable all who so desire to participate in the Grand Siyum, hear the words of some of the Gedolei Hador and celebrate a momentous moment in Torah history.

As in all of Dirshu’s events, this year’s Convention will be addressed by numerous Gedolei Yisrael, Ashkenazim, Sephardim, Chassidim and Lithuanian, including members of Dirshu’s Nesius of Daf HaYomi B’Halacha.

There will be addresses from luminaries such as Rabbi Reuvein Feinstein, Rosh Yeshivas Staten Island, Rabbi Aharon Feldman, Rosh Yeshivas Ner Yisrael of Baltimore, Rabbi Yehoshua Fuhrer, Rav and Rosh Kollel Bobov of Toronto, Rabbi Yitzchok Zalman Gipps, Rosh Kollel Tiferes Yaakov Yosef of Spink, Rabbi Aryeh Malkiel Kotler, Rosh Yeshivas Beth Medrash Govoha of Lakewood, Rabbi Moshe Mordechai Lowy Rav of Agudas Yisroel of Toronto, Rabbi Shlomo Miller, Rosh Kollel Avreichim of Toronto and Av Beis Din Bais Horaah of Lakewood, Rabbi Yeruchim Olshin, Rosh Yeshivas Beth Medrash Govoha of Lakewood, Rabbi Shmuel Choeuka Rav, Congregation Ohel Simcha, Deal, NJ, Rabbi Zev Smith, Maggid Shiur Daf Hayomi B’Halacha, Rabbi Yitzchok Sorotzkin, Rosh Yeshivas Telz Cleveland and Mesivta of Lakewood, and Rabbi Yechiel Mechel Steinmetz, Dayan of Kehal Toldos Yaakov Yosef of Skver, Boro Park.

As Dirshu gears up for the American Convention as well as the Shabbos Convention in England the next week, its siyum in France a day later and then in Eretz Yisroel at the Yad Eliyahu stadium, people from all over the world are joining Daf HaYomi B’Halacha to participate in the Second Machzor. If you have not yet joined, now is the time. It will change your life.

To join please call, 1888-5Dirshu, or e-mail, [email protected]

By Chaim Gold

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