It’s been a banner couple of months for those who participate in daily Torah-study programs! Mishna Yomit completed and restarted its six-year cycle in December, Nach Yomi completed and restarted its two-year cycle in January and now, on Sunday, February 20, Dirshu Mishnah Brurah Yomi completes and restarts its six-year cycle. This is an extra special event as it represents the first time the OU will be celebrating the completion of Mishnah Brurah.
Since the inception of the OU’s Dirshu Mishnah Brurah Yomi program in March, 2015, Rabbi Aaron E. Glatt, MD, has delivered over 1,800 shiurim of approximately 18-20 minutes each, suitable for men, women and older children.
The Mishnah Brurah – the Chofetz Chaim’s magnum opus – is the preeminent work of practical halacha for the average Jew (as opposed to those who work in areas of halachic specialization like Jewish judges and kosher butchers). Covering all of Orach Chaim, the volume of Shulchan Aruch that deals with everyday life, Mishnah Brurah covers such relevant issues as Shabbos, holidays and prayer. With Dirshu Mishnah Brurah Yomi, participants can learn their way through this seminal work in approximately six years at the rate of a page of day, five days a week, with two days reserved for review.
It must be noted that, in addition to his capacity as Associate Rabbi at the Young Israel of Woodmere, where he delivers many acclaimed shiurim, Rabbi Dr. Glatt is a specialist in infectious diseases. He has been at the forefront of the Jewish community’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic these past two years, for which he has our utmost gratitude.
To celebrate the completion of the Dirshu Mishnah Brurah Yomi cycle, there will be a siyum at the Young Israel of Woodmere on Motzoei Shabbos, February 12, l’ilui nishmas Mr. and Mrs. Joseph and Anna Glatt, a”h (Yosef Nissan ben Yechezkel and Chana bas Meir Avraham). The event will be livestreamed IY”H so that current and future Dirshu Mishnah Brurah Yomi participants will be able to attend virtually from near and far. (Watch this space for more information!)
Hundreds have already benefited from the depth and clarity of Rabbi Glatt’s Mishnah Brurah shiurim; why not join them? (Even if you’re not prepared for the daily commitment, it’s nice to know that Rabbi Glatt’s shiurim are always there, ready to help you through any page of Mishnah Brurah!)