Tuesday, January 31, 2023

New Machzor to Start Chelek Aleph of Mishnah Berurah, on 2 Nissan/March 22

Rav Malkiel Kotler, Rosh Yeshiva of Beth Medrash Govoha, hosted a meeting in his home with senior Lakewood rabbanim such as Rav Shmuel Meir Katz, senior Dayan of Beth Medrash Govoha, Rav Osher Chaim Leiberman, senior Dayan of Beth Medrash Govoha and Rov of Kehal Zichron Shneur, Rav Avrohom Spitzer, Skverer Dayan of Lakewood and Rav Aharon Zuckerman, Rov of Khal Zichron Pinchos, and so many others.

The purpose was to hear divrei chizuk from the Rosh Yeshiva on the importance of learning daily halacha and taking advantage of the opportune time for all rabbanim to encourage their mispallelim to learn daily halacha or attend shiurim on halacha. “With the hisorerus regarding limud halacha at its peak as a result of the siyum of Dirshu’s Daf HaYomi B’Halacha and the beginning of the new machzor on Sunday, 2 Nissan/March 22, now is a favorable time to be me’orer your respective mispallelim to learn daily halacha,” said the Rosh Yeshiva.

One important point made by Rav Moshe Chaim Kahan, rov of K’hal Sholom V’Reyus and a popular Daf HaYomi B’Halacha maggid shiur, pointed out about Daf HaYomi B’Halacha features one amud of Mishnah Berurah daily for five days a week. The second amud is the Biurim and Musafim on the corresponding page that references many modern day scenarios derived from the particular halachos being learned in the Mishnah Berurah. Friday and Shabbos are consecrated for chazarah and no new material is required on those days.

“Your Brother Is Making a Siyum”

The tremendous hisorerus and encouragement of the Gedolim comes as Dirshu is set to start its many worldwide siyumim with its American Siyum on Mishnah Berurah this coming Shabbos at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Stamford, Connecticut.

Although the Shabbos is already sold out, the Motzoei Shabbos Grand Siyum Melave Malka in the hotel’s main ballroom is open to the public. A large crowd of participants, both lomdei Dirshu who were not able to come to the Shabbos and those who do not (yet) participate in a Dirshu program, is expected.

Rabbi Aharon Gobioff, Dirshu’s American Director, put it simply when he said, “When your brother makes a simcha you show up!

The Keynote session on Motzaei Shabbos featuring the Grand Siyum and Melave Malka promises to be an extraordinary maamad with the participation of tens of leading gedolim, moving drashos and an outpouring of extraordinary simcha, singing and dancing!

By Chaim Gold

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