We should be happy to avoid the Tochachah.

Before bidding farewell, Moshe Rabbeinu delivers the Tochachah, a warning of all the horrific curses and tragedies that will befall the Jewish people should they fail in their religious responsibilities. It’s one harrowing, foreshadowed catastrophe after another – nearly 100 in all! No wonder we are so eager to rush through this leining as quickly and quietly as possible.

Rav Dovid Hofstedter Visits and Addresses Three Camps

“The Dirshu Daf HaYomi B’Halacha L’Bochurim did so much for us here at Camp Merkaz HaChaim. It taught us what ol Torah is, what it means to learn in a misgeres. It has given us great chinuch lessons s in the area of ‘kovata ittim l’Torah.’ Every day is a new shiur, a new set amount to learn. There is no day off. Every day we must learn and know and eventually get tested. That is what Dirshu has taught us this summer. Aside from the learning itself, the importance of kevius is a Dirshu lesson for life that each of us will, b’ezras Hashem take with us!”

Hundreds of Thousands Throughout the World To Unite In Learning and Tefilla On Behalf of Klal Yisrael

If there was ever a time that Klal Yisrael needed to unite in a massive outpouring of tefilla and achdus; if there was ever a time when tens of thousands of tinokos shel beis rabban needed to come together to invoke rachmei shomayim, that time is now!

An urban executive with very little Jewish education started studying with a rabbi. He had been encouraged by one of his peers to give it a try and Torah study soon became a high point in his week. This encounter with his heritage boosted his Jewish self-esteem and gave him fodder to discuss with his family, now that they started dining together on Friday nights. One thing that bothered him, however, was when the rabbi referred to their sessions as “learning together.” The executive called the rabbi on this one day: “We’re not learning together, rabbi. You are teaching me. Why not call a spade a spade?” “No, quite the opposite,” said the rabbi. “I learn from your world of experience, and you learn from mine.” “What?” the executive replied. “Don’t patronize me! I barely went to Hebrew school, and you are a well-trained rabbi.” The rabbi thought for a moment and responded: “Imagine you are racing Michael Phelps in an Olympic-sized swimming pool. Who would win?” “Well, of course Phelps would destroy me,” said the executive. The rabbi stated, “Now picture the two of you dropped in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Who would win in a race back to LA? You see, we’re both in the middle of the Pacific, you and me. In the vast world of G-d’s Torah, the deepest ocean in the universe, we’re even.”


The Great Neck residents are getting excited! The Rebbe is coming again. Hardly a year has passed since the Biale Rebbe of Bnei Brak has visited Great Neck, yet hundreds are excitedly anticipating the return of their revered Rebbe. Although the Rebbe has been visiting not one year and not two, but annually for some years now, every year the sensation repeats itself. Every year when the Rebbe arrives at the house where he lodges, the place becomes a public source of attraction as hundreds of people of various standards and types gather. The street becomes a hive of activity as lawyers, doctors, lay leaders, rabbis, educators, ranging from Hassidic to modern orthodox mingle as they flock to the Rebbe’s house. From early morning until the small hours of the night the streets resound with miraculous tales of unnatural miracles seen and experienced firsthand as a result of the Rebbe’s blessing.

Hagaon HaRav Gershon Edelstein, Shlita, Gives Comprehensive Address to Bachurim Entering Yeshiva Gedolah

Over 3,000 bachurim gathered at the Armanot Chen Hall in Bnei Brak at the end of the zeman to hear guidance from the Gedolei Hador and leading Roshei Yeshiva at Dirshu’s ‘Seder Hachana’ Event. Seder Hachana is a unique maamad specifically designed for one demographic, bachurim leaving yeshiva ketana (high school aged yeshiva) and entering yeshiva gedolah (beis medrash level). The transition from yeshiva ketana – a system that is very regimented - to yeshiva Gedolah - which offers much more independent learning, can mean the difference between a lifetime of success in learning or challilah the opposite. It is a transition that requires much guidance.