By Chaim Gold
The bond between Dirshu and the holy Chofetz Chaim, zt’l, is an inseverable one. Dirshu’s daf hayomi b’halacha program of halacha and mussar, endorsed by gedolei Yisrael worldwide, is devoted to learning the sefarim written by the Chofetz Chaim. The program has brought tens of thousands the world over to learn the Chofetz Chaim’s Mishnah Berurah and mussar sefarim daily. With Dirshu on the cusp of completing the seven-year program of the entire Mishnah Berurah and in the midst of preparations for the historic siyum, a momentous event will take place at the kever of the Chofetz Chaim. The event offers the wider public a unique opportunity to invoke the tremendous z’chus of the Chofetz Chaim.
On 12 Shevat/February 1, more than 15 gedolei rabbanim and poskim together with a group of senior members of Dirshu’s hanhalah will iy’H be traveling to Radin, visit the Chofetz Chaim’s kever, and proclaim and ask, “We are here at the kever of the Chofetz Chaim. We are about to complete the first machzor of daily Mishnah Berurah. In the merit of daily learning the Chofetz Chaim’s Mishnah Berurah and mussar sefarim, Hashem should answer our tefillos!”
Bringing The Sefer Gibborim. The Gemara (Bava Metzia 85) tells us that when one of the Amoraim was ill, he approached the kever of his rebbi. Wanting to invoke the powerful z’chus of his rebbi, whose Torah he constantly learned, he approached the kever and said, “I learn your Torah!” The Gemara explains how in that merit he was healed. Acting on the lesson learned from that Gemara, Dirshu will place the “Sefer Gibborim” in a special place at the kever of the Chofetz Chaim, where it will remain.
What is the “Sefer Gibborim”? It is a sefer containing the names of all current daf hayomi b’halacha learners, as well as any person who accepts upon himself to learn daily halacha with daf hayomi b’halacha and mussar. The names will be placed at the kever and remain there as an eternal merit for those inscribed in it. It is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Elite Lakewood Chaburah Starts Daf Hayomi B’halacha Shiur. The public reaction to this opportunity in America, Eretz Yisrael, Europe, and elsewhere has been overwhelming. Dirshu’s offices worldwide have been constantly receiving names of veteran daf hayomi b’halacha learners as well as countless new members that have undertaken to join now or in the future.
Manifesting the growth in popularity of the program are the many new daf hayomi b’halacha shiurim that have opened. As always, Dirshu remains committed to opening a shiur for any group that desires one.
Recently, additional shiurim have opened in Monsey and Lakewood, with anticipated openings in Chicago, Marine Park, and numerous other locales. There is even a daf hayomi b’halacha chaburah of some 25 yungerleit in Caracas, Venezuela.
In Lakewood, 25 members of the elite Dirshu chaburah led by Rav Moshe Pruzansky felt that they would gain tremendously from a daily shiur before morning seder in daf hayomi b’halacha. Every day, 25 yungerleit come early, long before the official start of morning seder, to get in their daily limud of daf hayomi b’halacha. The maggid shiur, Rav Yisrael Zucker, is a close talmid of the well-known posek Rav Shlomo Miller, shlita, rosh kollel of the Kollel Avreichim of Toronto and av beis din of the Bais Horaah of Lakewood.
In Monsey, two new shiurim have recently begun. The first shiur is given every morning immediately after Shacharis in Rav Yisroel Hartman’s shul. The members of the Dirshu Kollel that learns Gemara there every morning before Shacharis declared that they would very much like to bring practical halacha into their lives on a daily basis. Despite their busy schedules, they felt compelled to make time after davening for a daf hayomi b’halacha shiur. The maggid shiur is Rav Shmuel Adler.
Another new Monsey shiur is given every evening by Rav Chaim Schabes, rav of the Knesses Yisroel Shul and one of Monsey’s distinguished rabbanim. Rav Schabes agreed to the request of several ba’alei batim who greatly wanted to bring daily halacha and the resultant berachah into their lives.
Why Not You?
Now there is a truly unique opportunity to have your name inscribed for perpetuity in the “Sefer Gibborim” that will be permanently housed at the kever of the holy Chofetz Chaim. It is an opportunity to join Klal Yisrael’s newest daf hayomi, the daf hayomi b’halacha, and access the unending z’chus of the Chofetz Chaim.
To join daf hayomi b’halacha or to access a shiur near you and to get your name placed in the Sefer Gibborim, please call Dirshu at 888-5-DIRSHU, extension 106, fax to 732-987-3949, or e‑mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Chaim Gold