"I live in Pittsburgh, PA, and have a regular day job. Most of my learning is done on the bus or while walking. You have great resources to help keep me learning and participating in things. I have enjoyed the Mishnayos printouts for 9 Kislev and 13 Tishrei."

Michoel Dovid Leopold

"I have been to other communities and I can't express enough how fortunate we are to have an organization like Yagdil Torah where you can walk down the street and see, 'Oh, a shiur on this, another shiur on this,' always learning and you never have to worry."

Menachem Mendel Simon

"Here more than any other place in Crown Heights have I been able to really 'chap' more of the Torah and the Rebbe's Sichos and more of the inspiration that Chassidus has to offer."

Ari Pfeffer

“I heard about Yagdil Torah’s 20 hour open-door policy and decided I had to check it out for myself. I went there at about 12:45 AM and was amazed to find people learning. I sat down and before I knew it, an hour had passed as if it was only 5 minutes… The undisturbed, quiet atmosphere made it a pleasure.

I got hooked.

I guess my newfound pleasure was noticed by my friends and neighbors – they joined too. The secret is out: If anyone wants to learn in a quiet, heimishe place, this is it.”

Shlomo Ezagui

“To have a comfortable place in the Shechunah where everyone can sit and learn is great enough, but to have so many shiurim available on a regular basis, finding chavrusas, encouraging people - especially through your wonderful newsletter -on top of that? Incredible.

But what is most amazing for me is that all the shiurim are available for me to enjoy in Miami Beach! I’m a regular listener to your shiurim on Chassidus, Nigleh, and Halachoh L'Maaseh.

Keep up the amazing work, and have tremendous hatzlochah!”

Shmuel Mendelsohn - Mashpia of Yeshivah Torah Ohr in North Miami Beach

"One of the Yagdil Torah tactics I admire is the exposure of existing Torah learning as a means of inspiring others."

Rabbi Yoseph Paltiel - Mashpia United Lubavitcher Yeshivah, Chovevei Torah

"Yagdil Torah is breathing vital life into our community. The efforts of the organization are not only important, but crucial for our very existence.

So thank you Levi and the Yagdil Torah team, for bringing us life!"

Rabbi Yossi Pels - Co-Director Chayeinu Publications

"The study of Torah each day is critical for every member of our community. It will broaden our horizons, make us happier, healthier, more wholesome people, better humans, husbands and fathers. It will challenge us to grow and live our lives to the fullest. Yagdil Torah-the way to go!"

Rabbi Yoseph Jacobson - Dean TheYeshivah.net

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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.

Kefitzas Haderech


Chof Alef Cheshvan, 5778

Do-it-Yourself Kefitzas Haderech:
A (Not so) Practical Guide

Are there any practical guidelines how to travel with kefitzas haderech?

One hint can be gleaned from Rashi's explanation on Eliezer's words, "I arrived today at the well": "I left today, and I arrived today. From here [we learn] that he traveled with kefitzas haderech" (Rashi to Bereishis 24:42). The Baal Shem Tov explains that Rashi is hinting that Eliezer's ability to travel with kefitzas haderech came "from here"-from these very words, because the Divine Name used to accomplish this feat is hinted in this very possuk (Avodas Yisroel to Bereishis, ibid.; Kesser Shem Tov §32). Others add that this Name is comprised of the four letters alef, hei, vov, and hei, the first letters of these words in Hebrew - ואבוא היום אל העין (Hashmatos to Ohev Yisroel).

Although some sources seem to imply that tzaddikim would accomplish kefitzas haderech by reciting this Name, others mention this name being written on a piece of parchment, to be placed on the vehicle being used to travel (such as a ship-see Seder Hadoros, shnas 4954). Yet others relate stories where a Divine Name was engraved on a reed, upon which the tzaddik would ride, flying through the air (Toldos Chachmei Tunis pp. 114, 179). In fact, in a work from R. Chaim Vital dedicated to practical kabbalah (presently unpublished), he gives a lengthy description how one can travel with kefitzas haderech by inserting a piece of parchment containing various Divine Names inside a hollow reed.

(It is well known that dabbling in practical kabbalah can have negative effects on those who are not qualified to do so.)

We will end this series by quoting the Rebbe's words (Likutei Sichos vol. 25, p. 339): May we merit to experience kefitzas haderech and quickly make our way out of this last stretch of golus, with the coming of Moshiach, immediately!