Every year as we move past the yomim noraim, Sukkos, and Shemini Atzeres-Simchas Torah, and move into Cheshvan, we begin the struggle to meet the goals we set for ourselves in Avodas Hashem during Tishrei. The best way to keep ourselves on the high level we aspire to is through limud haTorah. The new zman of shiurim at Aish Kodesh is underway and Aish is proud to invite the community to join in many of the new shiurim that have begun and that will begin shortly.
Each weekday morning at 6:00 a.m. there are three chaburos learning Gemara, providing a level and a pace for everyone. The chaburah led by Rav Mordechai Ben Chaim is learning b’chavrusa Maseches Kiddushin. Rav Ben Chaim will provide mareh makomos and will be available to assist in learning them in depth. Rav Ben Chaim will also be giving a shiur on the sugyas weekly. If anyone is in need of a chavrusa or has any questions regarding this chaburah, please contact Mordechai (Andy) Lauber at firstname.lastname@example.org. At the same time, a daf hashavua shiur given by Rabbi Yosef Richtman focuses on learning through a daf of Gemara each week at a pace that allows everyone to gain a strong understanding of the daf and also improve their Gemara learning skills. The shiur intends to keep pace with the other daf hashavua shiurim that are taking place in other shuls and yeshivos. Also at 6:00 a.m. in the classroom is a daf yomi shiur given by Rabbi Yoni Levin. Additionally, on Friday mornings at 8:00 a.m., the mara d’asra, HaRav Moshe Weinberger, shlita, continues his Rav Kook shiur that is currently learning oros haTorah.
Aish is also pleased to have a full slate of weeknight shiurim along with Ma’ariv minyanim at 7:45 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. On Monday nights at 8:00 p.m. Rabbi Yitzchak Moeller delivers a shiur in Talmud Yerushalmi, currently learning the first perek in Maseches Pesachim. On Tuesday nights, Rav Mordechai Ben Chaim leads a Sephardic halacha chaburah at 8:00 p.m. Also, from 8:15 to 8:45 p.m., R’ Ariel Edelstein teaches a shiur in Ein Yaakov: Understanding the lessons of Chazal through the agadetas of Shas. On Wednesday evenings at 8:00 p.m., Rabbi Yosef Richtman gives a shiur in preparing for Shabbos. The shiur will touch on a practical halacha that one can present for discussion at the Shabbos table and incorporate into one’s life and will also present some thoughts for the entire family to enjoy. On Thursday night from 8:45 to 9:45 p.m., the Thursday night Chassidus shiur is given by Yitzi Horowitz and is learning from a sefer called Mesilos HaChassidus. The shiur is a dynamic and thought-provoking discussion of different areas of avodas Hashem as taught by the talmidei HaBaal Shem Tov and their Chassidim. Time is devoted each week to the parashah as well as the yomim tovim as they come around.
Finally, Aish is pleased to announce the start of a new shiur, beginning this Tuesday night, October 22, at 9:00 p.m. in Halachic Man, one of Rav Soloveitchik’s most fundamental books. Rabbi Shmuel Braun will be expounding upon this outstanding work and will not only elucidate the text itself, but will also explain the references, compare and contrast the content to that of other schools and streams of Jewish thought, and find practical, daily relevance from seemingly obscure philosophical passages. Esteemed by thousands as a Torah luminary and spiritual guide, Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik remains one of the most profound thinkers the Jewish people ever boasted. Yet precisely because of his profundity, the Rav’s teachings seem abstruse to many–even to those who consider themselves his students. Rabbi Soloveitchik’s main works are brilliant conglomerations of sources from Talmud, Chassidus, and Jewish and secular philosophy, which render them foreign to those unfamiliar with those works. For those willing to toil to learn his teachings, however, a new, radiant world awaits.
For more information on these and other shiurim, please visit www.aishkodesh.org. v