The Shmuz Returns to Chicago


On September 4th– 7th, the Chicago community will have the privilege to once again host Rabbi Ben Tzion Shafier from “TheShmuz”.


He is scheduled to speak in different locations throughout Chicago.  These include a Shabbaton in Beis Medrash Mikor Hachaim, his famous “Marriage Seminar” for men and ladies separately, a Teshuva lecture in Kehillat Chovevei Tzion in Skokie, an Elul message to Hanna Sacks High School, and Skokie Yeshiva and a Shmuz in Buffalo Grove.


“The Shmuz,” as the title implies, is a mussar talk that deals with a wide range of subjects that affect our daily lives.  Drawing from Torah sources, The Shmuz makes Torah guidance relevant and understandable to Jews living in the 21st century.


“Everywhere today, people are busy and lives are complicated,” said Rabbi Shafier, a veteran mesivta rebbe who left the classroom to create The Shmuz at the urging of his Rosh Yeshiva, Reb Henoch Leibowitz, zt”l.. “The Shmuz provides 24/6 immediate and free access to Torah wisdom in a way that is impactful and easy to understand.”

There are over two hundred Shmuzin available for free downloading from, or from the Shmuz office.  Ten thousand subscribers in 29 countries download more than 4,000 Shmuzin each week. The Shmuz also has published several books including The Shmuz on the Parsha, Stop Surviving, Start Living and  Shmuz on Bitachon: Finding and Keeping Your Soul Mate.  His recent popular lecture series titled “The Marriage Seminar” is Rabbi Shafier’s response to the reality of the unfortunate spread of divorce and troubled marriages in our communities. The Marriage Seminar was produced by Rabbi Shafier to address these realities and remedy the issues that they sprout.

To access Shmuzzin, go to, or call 866.613.TORAH (8672).


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