Hundreds Gather in Preparation for Perek Eizehu Neshech


daf-yomi1Seventeen “Pesicha” shiurim, organized by Agudath Israel of America’s Daf Yomi Commission, were delivered across the United States and Canada to prepare the lomdei hadaf for Eizehu Neshech, the fifth perek of Bava Metziah, whose study begins on Wednesday ב’ תמוז /June 24th. During the previous cycle of Daf Yomi, similar shiurim were offered in five locations and were wholeheartedly welcomed by lomdim there. The increase in locations this cycle is testimony to the ongoing growth, b”H, of Daf Yomi learning, and the tireless work of the Daf Yomi commission, which is dedicated by Mr.and Mrs. Elly and Brochie Kleinman in memory of their fathers.

The shiurim varied in style and emphasis. But they had in common the mission of introducing and expounding on the complex and challenging concepts contained in the topic of ribbis, the mainstay of perek Eizehu Neshech.

The locations of shirum delivered thus far, and their maggidei shiur, were:

Chicago, Rabbi Dovid Zucker, shlit”a, Rosh Kollel, Chicago Community Kollel;

Cleveland, Rabbi Boruch Hirschfeld, shlit”a, Rosh Hakollel, Torah L.I.F.E.;

Detroit, Rabbi Doniel Neustadt, shlit”a, Yoshev Rosh Vaad HoRabbonim;

Lakewood, Rabbi Noach Isaac Oelbaum, shlit”a, Rav, Khal Nachlas Yitzchok;

Monsey, Rabbi Betzalel Rudinsky, shlit”a, Rav, Agudath Israel of Wesley Hills, Rosh Yeshivas Ohr Reuven;

Borough Park, Rabbi Amrom Klein, shlit”a, Dayan, Khal Ungvar;

Flatbush, Rabbi Yisroel Reisman, shlit”a, Rav, Agudath Israel Zichron Chaim Zvi Madison;

Queens, Rabbi Noach Isaac Oelbaum, shlit”a , Rav, Khal Nachlas Yitzchok;

Riverdale, Rabbi Ari Marburger, shlit”a, Dayan Bais Din Maysharim;

West Side, Rabbi Chaim Yaakov Bick, shlit”a, Chaver Kollel Kollel Yisroel V’Shimshon at the West Side Kollel;

Passaic, Rabbi Dov Kahn shlit”a, Av Beis Din Maysharim, Chaver Beis Din Tzedek Umishpot;

Pittsburgh, Rabbi Yisroel Pfeffer shlit”a, Pittsburgh Kollel;

Montreal, Rabbi Yehonoson B. Weiss shlit”a, Av Beis Din, Vaad Horabbonim of Montreal;

Toronto, Rabbi Mordechai Kanner shlit”a, Rav, K’hal Beis Meir

Shiurim in three large communities are yet to be delivered. Their locations and maggidei shiur and times will be:

Baltimore, Rabbi Moshe Heineman shlit”a, Rav, Agudath Israel of Baltimore, Agudath Israel of Baltimore, 6200 Park Heights Ave. • Sunday, June 28/6 Tamuz, 9:00 pm;

Los Angeles, Rabbi Gershon Bess, shlit”a, Rav, Congregation Kehillas Yaakov, Congregation Kehillas Yaakov, 7211 Beverly Blvd, Thursday, June 25/3 Tamuz, after Maariv 8:40 pm;

Far Rockaway, Rabbi Chaim Balter, shlit”a, Maggid Shiur Daf Yomi, Agudath Israel of Long Island, 1121 Sage Street • Sunday, June 28/6 Tamuz, 9:30 am.

Rabbi Hillel Drazin, director of Agudath Israel of Cleveland, Ohio, noted that the participants in that city all felt that the program has been a resounding success, “providing a hisorerus and chizuk for both the lomdei haDaf and for those not yet committed as well.” Other local organizers expressed their own desire to see further projects of the Agudath Israel of America’s Daf Yomi Commission to enhance limud HaDaf.

{Elisha Newscenter}