The IYYUN Kollel

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We are happy to announce our second Limmud program of the IYYUN Kollel for 5778:

Shemiah/Hearing (September 2-7, 2018)
Sunday (Sep. 2nd): 10am-6pm;
Monday-Wednesday (Sep.3-5): 6:30pm-10pm;
Thursday, (Sep. 6th):  5pm-8:30pm, plus end-of-Limmud farbrengen. 

With the leadership of our esteemed Rosh Ha’Kollel Rav DovBer Pinson, we will indulge in full-spectrum Chevrusa learning on the theme, plus Davening, guided practice, discussion sessions, and shiurim by Rabbi Sholom Ber Shuchat and other guest lectures to be announced. 


In this limmud we will explore the theme of “hearing/listing” in Torah. Shemeah is one of the essential senses of the human body and the key element for proper communication bein adam lechvero (between man and his fellow man) and bein adam lekono (between man and G-d). What does it mean that we focus our prayers on calling ourselves to hear the unity of G-d (Sh'ma Israel...) every day?

As we get ready to listen to the sound of the Shofar blasts on Rosh Hasanah, we will explore the spiritual dimensions of Shemiah in our daily lives, its Halachic ramifications in modern times and its role within our avodas hashem, service of the Divine.

In our kaleidoscopic fashion we will migrate from the midrashic facets surrounding Shemiah/Hearing as it appears in Tanach and continue with halakhic, Kabalistic and Chasidic texts including philosophical and psychological considerations pertaining to our everyday life including scientific aspects related to this topic.