Siyum cheers completion of Mishnah Brurah Yomi cycle

This motzei Shabbat at YI Woodmere


It’s been a banner couple of months for those who participate in daily Torah-study programs.

Mishna Yomit completed and restarted its six-year cycle in December; Nach Yomi completed and restarted its two-year cycle in January; now, on Sunday, Feb. 20, Dirshu Mishnah Brurah Yomi completes and restarts its six-year cycle.

This is an extra special event as it represents the first time the Orthodox Union will be celebrating the completion of Mishnah Brurah.

To mark the occasion, there will be a siyum at the Young Israel of Woodmere this motzei Shabbos, Feb. 12, at 8 pm, that will be livestreamed IY”H so that current and future Dirshu Mishnah Brurah Yomi participants will be able to attend virtually from near and far.

The celebration, sponsored l’ilui nishmas Mr. and Mrs. Joseph and Anna Glatt, a”h (Yosef Nissan ben Yechezkel and Chana bas Meir Avraham), will feature divrei bracha and drasha, video presentations and more.

Since the inception of the OU’s Dirshu Mishnah Brurah Yomi program in March 2015, Rabbi Aaron E. Glatt, MD, has delivered over 1,800 shiurim of approximately 18 to 20 minutes each, suitable for men, women and older children.

The Mishnah Brurah (the Chofetz Chaim’s magnum opus) is the preeminent work of practical halacha for the average Jew (as opposed to those who work in areas of halachic specialization like Jewish judges and kosher butchers).

Covering all of Orach Chaim, the volume of Shulchan Aruch that deals with everyday life, Mishnah Brurah tackles such relevant issues as Shabbos, holidays and prayer. With Dirshu Mishnah Brurah Yomi, participants can learn their way through this seminal work in approximately six years at the rate of a page a day, five days a week, with two days reserved for review.

In addition to his capacity as Associate Rabbi at the Young Israel of Woodmere, where he delivers many acclaimed shiurim, Rabbi Glatt is a specialist in infectious diseases. Over the past two years, he has been at the forefront of the Jewish community’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Hundreds have already benefited from the depth and clarity of Rabbi Glatt’s Mishnah Brurah shiurim — why not join them as the cycle restarts on Feb. 20?

Even if you’re not prepared for the daily commitment, it’s nice to know that Rabbi Glatt’s shiurim are always there, ready to help you through any page of Mishnah Brurah!

Rabbi Glatt, meanwhile, is delivering a new series of page-a-day shiyurim — this time, Daf Yomi -— available (as are Dirshu Mishnah Brurah Yomi and other informative halacha series) at OUTorah.org and on the OU Torah app for iOS and Android.

The siyum this motzei Shabbat, Feb. 12, will be livestreamed at outorah.org/dirshusiyum.