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Two New Seforim on HaRav Shach's Teachings on Maseches Yevomos

by Yated Ne'eman Staff

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 Ponovezh.

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 shlita.


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