Answer by Rabbi Yossi Paltiel, a popular teacher of Jewish philosophy, mysticism and Chassidism. He currently teaches at Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim Lubavitch / Chovevei Torah, Machon L’Yahadus Women’s Yeshiva, and at the Beis Midrash L’Nashim in Brooklyn, NY.
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I wanted my husband to learn daf yomi. He does learn every day, and now you brought shalom to my house on this issue.
Daf yomi changed my life, all the Rebbe’s Sichos are based on Ghemore
If we want to understand better the Rebbe’s Torah we need to learn Shad
GOOD COMMON SENSE. Thank you for saying the truth.
Thank you Rabbi for being a clear voice of sanity on this subject!
I highly recommend you to learn daf Yomi
After 17 years of learning it ( in Bava Basra will be iyh 3 cicles ),I can tell you that is a geshmak and allows you to learn the Rambam 3 perakim a day more quickly and understanding almost everything
Should Lubavitchers Join Daf Yomi? How can it be even a question, joining all Klal Yisroel in learning Torah? We are all one, and the more we feel and behave this way the better we are in Eyes of Rebono Shel Olam. Am Echod
To hear common sense on this matter is so refreshing.
My husband is a Lubavitcher Chossid and proud of it , but he is also learns Daf Hayomi every day. He is now BH starting his 7th round of daf.
כל הכבוד האמת אהוב מכל
How I understand it, is that daf yomi should not be at the expense of not learning Rambam but still Gemoro (in some format)you must learn every day. The Rebbe said that chitas and Rambam is IN ADDITION to ones daily shiurim of nigleh and chasidus (and can’t replace it). Correct?
In addition to the importance of learning Gemmorah
May I let you know, if you truly want to understand the fascinating biurim and insights of all of our Rebbes Torah in Maamarei Chazal explained davka in Maamarei Chassidus as in Likutei Torah Torah Ohr etc.
you must first know the pshat of the Gemmorah and Chazal, of course so for Likutei Sichos Igros etc.
Was it to the anash group in Melbourne or Montreal whom the Rebbe suggested they study daf yomi a day off of the cycle?
It was a previous Rov in Melbourne (Rav Ashkenazi, mainly Hungarian Charedi community) who said that Chas VeShalom someone should suspect him of learning Daf HaYomi … so he is always one daf ahead or behind 🙂
For the common sense displayed beautifuly beofen hamiskabel
Needless to say, the Rebbe demanded many times that Chassidim finish every week ALL of the Maamorim of the Chassidishe Parsha, using stronger Leshonos than re: Rambam.
The Rebbe once said Di vos tuan di guter zach fun lernen daf hayomi
Baruch Hashem I was mesayim Shas for my first time joining the Daf Yomi and have started the new cycle with Gemorah Brachos yesterday. I find the combination of learning Rambam and going through Shas is a wonderful combination. I personally found learning Gemorah somewhat boring and avoided learning any Gemarah for many years until I decided to start learning Daf Yomi. My Avodas Hashem and Yiras Shomayim has been enhanced by my undertaking Daf Yomi in addition to Chitas & Rambam and Chassidus. We live in a time of so many nisyonas and to be osek in Limud HaTorah… Read more »
Wish me success in finishing
Bless you Rabbi Paltiel
Thank you for your very appropriate response Rabbi Paltiel. However, I find the question rather silly. Daf yomi is just a shiur in Torah. And, as R’ Paltiel pointed out, many in our community could gain to try and cover more nigleh. I marvel at the snide remarks Chabad chassidim make at daf yomi. I sense a bit of jealousy or justification for not being able to learn it. But basically the reason there is any opposition to what is just a good initiative: daf yomi has become part of the litvish “culture.” Therefore, those who still enjoy living in… Read more »