A Yeshiva During Corona


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The Covid-19 crisis and lockdown has shuttered yeshivos across the globe in unprecedented fashion. It’s almost hard to believe that mekomos haTorah are closed, silencing the limud haTorah that formerly filled the hallowed botei medrash.

Lomdei Torah have tried to compensate, learning with chavrusos over the phone, studying with social distancing rules in place, and perhaps utilizing technologies like Zoom and Skype.

Boruch HashemKlal Yisroel is trying.

But something has been missing. Something’s lacking.

What is it? Can you put your finger on it?

It’s the feeling of a yeshiva. The sense of a chaburah. The live interaction with a maggid shiur.

That’s been missing amidst the Covid-19 shutdown.

But what can we do about it? Can we do anything?

Thankfully, we’re not the only ones to have noticed this.

A member of the Jewish community realized how essential the “yeshiva feeling” is to the vibrancy and growth of limud haTorah even during the coronavirus pandemic. This magnanimous donor began to move heaven and earth in order to launch a website that would serve as a virtual yeshiva for all of Klal Yisroel.

 Introducing Yeshiva Shel Malah.

 The first website of its kind, YeshivaShelMalah.com is a live, interactive, vibrant online yeshiva. Every shiur is delivered in real time, by renowned and talented rabbonim and maggidei shiur. When you tune in, you have entered a virtual bais medrash, with likeminded lomdei Torah across the world who have one goal: to learn Torah, to expand their knowledge, to benefit from the offerings of noted talmidei chachomim, and to give expression to the yearning that they feel inside.

It’s a yearning for a genuine yeshiva experience, even when confined to one’s home.

It’s a desire to taste the sweetness of learning b’chaburah, under the tutelage of a maggid shiur,

It’s a longing for what has been missing for two months since the pandemic brought the world to its knees.

The good news is that Yeshiva Shel Malah is just getting started.

This revolutionary learning platform, which is free and user friendly, will be expanding its roster of live shiurim every week. YeshivaShelMalah.com’s home page features a clear listing of all shiurim times, along with the names of the respective maggidei shiur and the topic of their shiurim or classes. The topics are as diverse as the maggidei shiur, including Gemara, Daf Yomi, halacha, hashkafah, mussar, chassidus, machshavah, history, tefillah, parsha and more.

Be part of this revolutionary undertaking, which is poised to change the way we view interactive learning. Join the world’s first official virtual yeshiva now by logging on to YeshivaShelMalah.com.