Thursday, August 11, 2016

Please Read!!

לזכות ר' משה גבריאל בן יהודית לברכה והצלחה בכל מעשי ידיו
ולזכות חנה אסתר בת צירל ביילא ברכה והצלחה בכל

This is a GREAT teshuva from the Heilige Klausenberger, written from the Jewish Summer Vacation Capital Of The World - Woodburn New York, in the summer of '82 [I was probably there then because every camp goes there but unfortunately they didn't take us to see the Rebbe ztz"l]. 

Is one allowed to learn Erev Tisha B'av? Machlokes. [This year's ערב תשעה באב שחל להיות בשבת is also a machlokes]. 
Why don't we learn on Tisha B'av? 

1] The churban was due to bittul Torah so we stop learning to remember that. 
2] The galus causes bittul Torah [as, may I add, is my personal galus.....] so to remember we don't learn.

Is there a chiyuv to learn those permitted sections on Tisha B'av? Most likely. Talmud Torah is a chiyuv and not a reshus.

What is the general chiyuv Talmud Torah?
Always and constantly!

If you have trouble understanding it on your own - grab a chavrusa...:-)