For those of us dedicated to the Daf, its daily study is so much more than just a daily shiur. Your commitment to The Daf is legendary. Your dedication is an inspiration to so many. No matter where you are, no matter what is going on you never leave The Daf. You embody the commitment of לא נתנשי מינך…ולא תתנשי מינן.
Just as when You leave your home you always take The Daf with you, this Sukkos, as you move out of your home into the Sukkah, you can take The Daf with you too. The Agudah has commissioned a beautiful commemorative Daf Yomi piece of art, created especially in your honor, for you to adorn your Sukkah and cherish The Daf with your family.
If you or someone in your family is a Daf learner, please sign up today to receive your amazing free Sukkah poster.
The poster features a stunning drawing of the legendary Rav Meir Shapiro, founder of the Daf Yomi and an inspiring quote from his speech given at the Knesiah Gedolah of Agudas Yisrael in Vienna in 1923.
The Gemara relates the following story: Rabban Gamliel was at sea when he encountered a capsized vessel. Seeing that there were no survivors, he was distraught over the loss of the great Rebbi Akiva who was on board. Upon disembarking, Rebbe Akiva came before him to study. Obviously relieved, but surprised he asked, “My son, who brought you up from the water?” Rebbe Akiva responded:
דף של ספינה נזדמן לי וכל גל וגל שבא עלי נענעתי לו ראשי…
The plank of a ship came before me. I grabbed hold of it and floated to safety, nodding my head to each and every wave.
Rav Meir Shapiro zt”l derived an astounding life lesson from this Gemora that has changed the Torah world. “A plank from the boat came to me, and I bent my head before each and every wave that came toward me. This plank, this daf, is the daf Gemora, the Daf Yomi, which is available to every Yid wherever he may be, to save him from the crashing waves of evil that threaten to destroy him physically and spiritually, the daf Gemora that saves every Yid from the waves of a stormy life.”
The stunning artistic rendition of this Gemarah is sure to be a source of inspiration to you and your family this Sukkos.
There are now less than 500 dafim remaining till the upcoming 13th Siyum HaShas to be held on January 1, 2020. Plans are already underway to make the upcoming Siyum the greatest yet. As a Daf Yomi learner, this celebration is your celebration. We want you to be the first to know all the details of this event. In order to do so, we need to know how to reach you. Signing up for your free Sukkos poster will ensure that we have your up to date contact information so that as updates become available, and as tickets go on sale you’ll be the first to know. So don’t just stay up to date on the Dafm stay up to date on the Siyum too.
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