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The Jewish Home | SEPTEMBER 15, 2016

Around the Community multitudes on the Chofetz Chaim’s yahrtzeit who will be storming the heavens with tefillos with a koach harabbim in the zechus of the Chofetz Chaim. “Dirshu is distributing copies of the Daf HaYomi B’Halacha learning text for 24 Elul, the day of the yahrtzeit and Klal Yisrael, even those who have not yet joined Daf HaYomi B’Halacha, are undertaking to learn that day’s Daf HaYomi B’Halacha learning – the beginning of Chapter 160 in hilchos netilas yadayim, the daily learning of the Sefer Chofetz Chaim and to recite chapter 130 of Tehillim.” Indeed, Gedolei Yisrael from both Eretz Yisrael and America who comprise the Nesius of the Daf HaYomi B’Halacha have urged all who have not yet joined the Daf HaYomi B’Halacha to join and make it part of their lives. “An additional purpose of the trip,” said Rabbi Rozenstein, “is to encourage Yidden the world over who have not yet joined Daf HaYomi B’Halacha to join the program together with the multitudes throughout the world. Perhaps there is no greater zechus to invoke rachmei shomayim than additional Yidden joining those who are already learning the sefarim of the Chofetz Chaim in a daily program of halacha and mussar.” “Rebbi, Rebbi, Father, Father!” HaGaon HaRav Shmuel Eliezer Stern, shlita, Rav of Western Bnei Brak and talmid muvhak of HaGaon HaRav Shmuel Wosner, zt”l, said last year, “The Chofetz Chaim was the Rabban Shel Yisrael and the Avihen Shel Yisrael – the Rebbi of all Klal Yisrael and the father of all Klal Yisrael. As the Rebbi of Klal Yisrael, lomdei Daf HaYomi B’Halacha are coming to you with hundreds of thousands of pages of Mishnah Berurah and Sefer Chofetz Chaim that they have learned. As the father of Klal Yisrael, we are coming with

buckets, rivers of tears, of tzaros, and crying to you, heiligeh Chofetz Chaim, Avi Avi, Father, Father, don’t forget us!” HaGaon HaRav Shmuel Yaakov Borenstein, shlita, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Kiryas Melech, encapsulated the feelings at last year’s yom tefillah, “As we approach the kever of the Chofetz Chaim, the one person in the last generations whose sefarim are literally the basic sefarim that have been accepted by all of Klal Yisrael, we must beg here, at this heiligeh place on behalf of all of Klal Yisrael. We must beg Hashem that in the zechus of the Chofetz Chaim, Yidden should be able to overcome the terribly difficult nisyonos, spiritual hurdles, that our generation faces. Let us daven that in the zechus of the daily learning of the Mishnah Berurah and Sefer Chofetz Chaim and in the zechus of women and girls learning the laws of lashon hara, Hashem will give our generation the strength to overcome the constantly expanding enticements put forth by the yetzer hara.” “I Learn Your Torah!” As the yahrtzeit of the Chofetz Chaim and the yom tefillah approaches, it is important for all current Daf HaYomi B’Halacha learners and especially those who are contemplating joining the program to be cognizant of the Gemara (Bava Metziah 85) that tells us that when one of the Amoraim was ill, he approached the kever of his Rebbi, wanting to invoke the powerful zechus of his Rebbi, whose Torah he constantly learned and exclaimed, “I learn your Torah!” The Gemara explains how in that merit, he was healed. From afar, lomdei Torah, bnei yeshivos and tinokos shel beis Rabban, will join the delegation of rabbonim who will be at the Chofetz Chaim’s kever, davening and learning the seforim of the Chofetz Chaim on his yahrtzeit to invoke rachamei shomayim for all of Klal Yisrael.

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