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Drop some coins each morning into the Yagdil Torah פושקא located in 770.
Pushka location: Walk down the main aisle toward the doors, it is on your  on the right side at shoulder height.

Chalukas Hashas 5773   Giving has never been easier

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Actually, Zevulun's Torah is greater than Yissachar's Chof Iyar, 5774

"I will lead you, I will bring you to my mother's home ..." (Shir ha-Shirim 2:8)

A businessman, too, must aside itim la-Torah, time for Torah study. True, the businessman performs avodas Hashem primarily by being conscientious in his work. However, he must first saturate his thoughts and his speech with Torah, by setting aside itim la-Torah. Only then can Torah fully penetrate his actions. This is expressed by the pasuk with the words "I would give you spiced wine to drink": the nourishing sustenance of the Torah is absorbed first and foremost by setting aside time to learn.

A businessman, though, is not merely required to set aside itim la-Torah like other Jews. On the contrary: more than individuals with passive occupations, when a businessman sets aside time to learn, he is capable of achieving askafya, the highest level of avodas Hashem. Therefore, the businessman's pursuit of Torah is described as yayin ha-rekach, spiced wine-a fragrant, all-encompassing mitzva.

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Have you wanted to know the Real Deal about creation? Well now you can! Yud Gimmel Iyar, 5774

Come join a shiur in English which will explain all you ever wanted to understand about this mystical topic.

What: The philosophy of creation as recorded in the original Tanya text
Where: JCM basement, in the Jewish children's theater
When: Sunday mornings, 9:30 - 10:30 AM

These 12 chapters of Shaar HaYichud can enhance your understanding of countless Sichos and Maamorim you will learn!

This program will take place weekly, beginning Sunday of Parshas Bechukosai, 11th of Iyar (May 11th), with a goal of finishing by Gimmel Tammuz.

Organized by Mishkan Menachem

Calendar Correction Hei Iyar, 5774

In our rush to get the Yagdil Torah calendar on-time, we missed an error in the month of אייר that slipped into the final print version of the Calendar. Inadvertently, the English dates got shifted by one day. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and offer the following solution:

1. You can click here to download and print a sheet that can be pasted over the existing page.

2. You can pick up a printed self adhesive sheet that can be pasted over the existing page.

If you know anyone who uses the Yagdil Torah calendar, kindly alert him or her to this so they will not have confusion in the month of Iyar.


Hei Iyar, 5774

How to Escape From Prison

In Judaism, one of the most precious and greatest Mitzvos a Jew can be a part of is Pidyon Shvuim (redemption of prisoners). When we contemplate what prisoners inevitably endure in jail, we are filled with empathy for them. The suffering, the tribulations, the limitations....

Keeping that in mind, how would you feel if one day somebody turned to you and told you that you are in prison?

When a Jew has the opportunity to learn Torah and doesn't do so, his neshama feels it. He feels lousy for he wants to learn Torah but is unable to fully express and carry out his wishes. It's a challenge which he constantly strives to overcome, an obstacle which he attempts to jump over (l’chatchila ariber!), but breaking free is not easy. Aren't we essentially in prison when we can’t implement our ideals?

Chassidus teaches us that we need to take our personal inspiration into our own personal hands. Thousands of pages in Chassidus send us a message that is loud and clear: “Torah is the true pleasure, gratification, and satisfaction of the soul in this world.” With this knowledge at the front of our minds, we can break out of our personal jails and immerse ourselves in the free world of Limmud Torah.

Developed by Rabbi Menachem Chuzhin


Hei Iyar, 5774

A popular discussion point in philosophy and ethics is the famous “Trolley Problem.” The particulars of this scenario are as follows: A trolley cart is barreling down the tracks at a great speed. Ahead, on the tracks, there are five people, unaware of the imminent danger bearing down upon them. You are standing to the side of the tracks, witnessing this horrific spectacle. Next to you, however, is a lever, which, if pulled, would transfer the trolley cart onto a different set of tracks. The issue is that on this second set of tracks there is one person, who is also unaware of the unfolding drama. If you pull the lever, you would save the five, but the single person on the second track would die.

What do you do? Pull the lever and save the five? Or do nothing and let the five die? Most people’s gut feeling would tell them to pull the lever and save the five. Isn't it better to save four lives, even if it means sacrificing one?

What would Halacha say in such a case? Would you be permitted to pull the lever, thereby doing an action which enables the killing of one life, in order to save five lives?

Want to help out but just don't have the funds? Hei Iyar, 5774

Amazon.com has initiated a new program called Amazon Smile. All you have to do is register with your regular Amazon.com account by clicking here. This costs you nothing, but for every purchase you make, Amazon.com will donate a certain amount to our organization. Your every donation goes a long way!

Thank you for being a part of spreading Limmud Torah.