“For this, one does not need my haskama – it is a must for everyone to do it” Harav Yosef S. Elyashiv, Z”L
“There is an obligation for each and every person to learn and know all of Torah and Shas, as it says in the Pasuk – Vedibarta Bam – B = Beraishis, M = Maiamosai “ Harav Chaim Kanievsky, Z”L
“This is a great thing; please send me the details of the program” Harav Aaron Leib Shteinman, Z”L
“The Chabura in the Mir Yeshiva that utilizes this method gives me much Nachas. Over the past 10 years they have learned and chazzared almost all of Shas using this system in Seder Sheni alone”. Harav Nosson Tzvi Finkel Z”L
Note: They have actually finished and made a Siyum Hashas two months after Reb Nosson Tzvi’s Z”L Petira, and are now learning 5 blatt a day to finish Shas every two years.
“In the past, learning all of Shas was a goal that one strived for. In our day it has unfortunately become a Meis Mitzvah. Hashem should grant you hatzlacha with your program to be mezaka the rabbim. Gerrer Rebbe, Shlita
“Words alone cannot express how good this is. I myself have begun using it, and I have included it in my Yeshiva’s sedarim”. Toldos Aharon Rebbe, Shlita
“All efforts should be expended to spread this method of learning to Klal Yisroel. If someone does not have the time to do this himself, he should act as a Zevulun to assist someone who does”. Novominsker Rebbe, Z”L
“Yasher Koach for developing this system of chazara – Lehagdil Torah U’lehadira – to advance Torah study and glorify it!” Harav Shmuel Kamenetsky, Shlita
“The question that the Chofetz Chaim asked asked of Harav Meir Shapiro, I ask of you – What is your Zchus that you were Zocheh to create this derech of harbatzas haTorah?” Harav Yosef Zeinvert, Z”L
Many Talmidei Chachamim have tried this system and have seen great success”! Harav Malkiel Kotler, Shlita
“This program is gevaltig, mamash gevaltig…” Harav Matisyahu Salomon, Shlita
I have tremendous enjoyment from your program and it does not need my haskama, for Chazal already tell us that “Kol halomed v’eino chozer, k’zorea v’eino kotzer” One who learns but does not review is like one who sows but does not harvest. Harav Yissacher Frand
In Mishnas Rav Aharon (Volume 3, pages 25-26) Rav Aharon Kotler Z”L writes in the name of the Nefesh HaChaim that after 120 years, each and every Yid will be tested on all of Shas. Not only talmidei chachomim will be tested. Each and every one of us must face this test.
When Rav Mordechai Gifter Z”L was a young boy in high school, his wall was covered with pictures of gedolim. In the center of all of the pictures was an empty space with a small handwritten note that read: “WHY NOT YOU!” Of course, few of us will grow to R’ Gifter’s level, but shouldn’t we strive to fulfill the potential that we have?
A yungerman who has been learning with this system for close to three years recently told me, “Before I started this system, I never dreamed that I could be a Shas Yid. Now, I don’t think that I could forgive myself if I’m not!”
At the recent gathering celebrating the siyum of a masechta by a group of kollel yungerleit, one of the speakers mentioned the following story: Rav Isser Zalman Meltzer Z”L said that during his days in Volozhin there were three groups of talmidim: Those who spent their entire day learning be’iyun, those who spent the entire day learning bekiyus, and a third group of those who spent half of their day on iyun, and half on bekiyus. “The talmidei chachomim, “said Rav Isser Zalman, “came from the third group!”
Even if one is zocheh to spend his entire day learning Torah in yeshiva — it is of utmost importance not to forget that there is a vast Shas out there that must be mastered by each and every one of us.