Over 1000 People Celebrate Daf HaYomi B’Halacha Siyum on Chelek Aleph of Mishnah Berurah in Passaic
Powerful Derashos by Rav Yeruchim Olshin, Rav Yissocher Frand and Rav Dovid Hofstedter
Mazel tov Klal Yisrael! Well over 1000 people packed into the Ohel Rivka Hall in Passaic on Monday night to celebrate the Daf HaYomi B’Halacha siyum on Chelek Aleph of Mishnah Berurah.
The event was addressed by HaGaon HaRav Yeruchem Olshin, shlita, Rosh Yeshiva, Beth Medrash Govoha, Lakewood, HaGaon HaRav Yissocher Frand, shlita, R”M at Yeshiva Ner Yisrael, Baltimore and by Rav Dovid Hofstedter, shlita, Nasi of Dirshu.
Rav Olshin said, “Tonight’s siyum is something special. It is an historic event because it is a siyum of thousands of yidden coming together to finish the first chelek of Mishnah Berurah one daf at a time.” Rav Olshin then related, “I myself had great chizuk by joining the limud of Dirshu Daf HaYomi B’Halacha learners and learning the daily daf of Mishnah Berurah with Dirshu!”
Rav Frand similarly related, the beauty of the Daf HaYomi B’Halacha a new concept that Rav Dovid Hofstedter had the zechus to be mechadesh is the fact that it truly transforms our lives. All of us know the basics of tefillin but after learning the daily daf of Mishnah Berurah it is a different tefillin and after learning the laws of tefillah, shemoneh esrai is a different shemoneh esrai!!
Rav Hofstedter in his heartfelt remarks hailed the fact that klal Yisroel, “as one man with one heart” has come together to fulfil the desire of Hashem by brining daily halacha and daily mussar into their lives that strengthen their bond with Hashem. “Let us seize this opportunity to strengthen ourselves k’ish echad blev achad to learn halacha together…”
Just over one year ago, with the beginning of Chelek Aleph of the machzor sheini of Daf HaYomi B’Halacha, Klal Yisrael embarked on a historic journey, a transformative journey of yedias halacha. Tens and tens of thousands from six continents began the journey on Rosh Chodesh Nissan 5775 and today they have completed the first chelek of Mishnah Berurah.
All are invited to join for Chelek Beis and truly experience how Daf HaYomi B’Halacha can change your life!