An interesting project is taking shape in the halls of
Slobodke Yeshiva in Bnei Brak. It is a project whose goal is
to clarify the words and shittah of the Ketzos
HaChoshen, one of the major commentaries on Shulchan
Oruch Choshen Mishpot, on all the sugyos of Shas.
At present, the project, entitled Otzros Haketzos,
appears as a weekly page that accompanies the yeshiva
study on each sugya, and presents the shittah
of the Ketzos on each topic. The man behind this project
is Rabbi Avrohom Kosman, a ram at the Slobodke
Yeshiva. In a conversation with the Yated he tells
about his plans and goals.
YATED: Can you tell us about your project?
RAV KOSMAN: Each page presents a topic related to the
sugya. We present the basic opinions of Rishonim and
Acharonim and then contrast them with the viewpoint of the
Ketzos (and other seforim by the same author, such as
the Avnei Miluim and Shev Shemaytzo.)
For example on the sugya of "Migu" we present
seven interpretations and then contrast them with the
Ketzos. Another example is the sugya of Maaseh
Kinyon, where we present four interpretations and then
show how the Ketzos fits into the picture.
YATED: How did this project begin?
RAV KOSMAN: There's an interesting story about the
background of this program. I had just completed a six year
project, taping Shas in English at a pace of 20
minutes per daf, popularly called Master Daf. Looking
for a new challenge, I discussed the issue with the Slobodke
Rosh Yeshiva, R' Moshe Hillel Hirsh, and he suggested a
seder to master the four big Acharonim: Ketzos, Nesivos, Rav
Akiva Eiger, and Machaneh Efraim. The original plan was a 10
year program, with the first 2 years devoted to the Ketzos,
a page a week. For various reasons the plan did not work out
but B'H the Otzros idea was then born.
YATED: At this stage what masechtos are
RAV KOSMAN: We have Otzros available on masechta
Kiddushin and Bava Basra -- third
At this point I want to invite all yeshivos and individuals
who feel this project will benefit them to contact me by
phone 03--579-4067 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org and
we will be happy to supply them with the latest otzros.