Bnei Torah everywhere are waiting in eager
anticipation for two more volumes of shiurim and
chiddushim by Maran HaRav Shach zt"l on
maseches Yevomos scheduled for release next week to
coincide with his fourth yahrtzeit.
An enormous publishing project began after the year of
mourning ended with the release of dozens of seforim
based on the Rosh Yeshiva's teachings. The enterprise
received blessings from gedolei Yisroel, including
Maran HaRav Eliashiv shlita.
Two separate series are being published as part of the
project: Sifrei Avi Ezri Al HaShas, which contains a
compilation of HaRav Shach's written teachings organized
according to masechtos, and Shiurei Rabbenu Avi
Ezri, taken from recordings of his daily shiurim
as well as notes taken by talmidim and supplements
gleaned from over 90 years of harbotzas Torah in the
yeshivas of Lithuania and Eretz Hakodesh.
The holy task is being performed with great attention to
detail in an effort to adhere as closely as possible to
Maran's intentions. Under the supervision and review of his
leading talmidim and the guidance of HaRav Meir Tzvi
Bergman, rosh yeshiva of Yeshivas Rashbi and HaRav Shach's
son-in-law, the work is being carried out by a select team of
former talmidim led by HaRav Avrohom Shmuel Pappenheim
and HaRav Osher HaKohen Deutsch, a ram at Yeshivas
During the past two years books on Bovo Basra and
Kesuvos have been published and now, besiyata
deShmaya, two huge volumes on maseches Yevomos,
which is being studied at many yeshivas during the winter
zman, are scheduled for publication.
Avi Ezri al Yevomos, which is now being printed,
includes over one hundred sections based on Maran's book on
sugyos throughout the masechta, as well as new
sections based on the chests full of writings Maran kept.
Avi Ezri — Yevomos also includes an extended
essay on "Yibum Vechalitzoh," a work of great depth
written when Maran was still a bochur.
Correspondences between HaRav Shach and HaRav Chaim Ozer
Grodzensky on "Ho'il Ve'ishtari Ishtari" are also
slated to see be published for the first time. These halachic
exchanges began when HaRav Grodzensky presented HaRav Shach
with a copy of his book, Achiezer. The letters were
made available for publication by his grandson and
talmid, HaRav Avrohom Yeshayohu Bergman.
Yeshivas Rashbi is slated to release a collection of Maran's
letters on Torah and halochoh edited by HaRav Yechezkel
Lefkowitz, the grandson of HaRav Yehuda Lefkowitz