Torah From Queens

A New Weekly Shiur by Rabbi Bentzion Chait on Integrating Torah into Daily Life as Per Chovos Halevavos begins this Wednesday at 8:30 PM at Congregation Ahavas Yisroel. (Check the website at if you can’t make it).

Bava Basra Siyum – R’ Moshe Schwerd, R’ Ruby Ginsberg, R’ Steve Weiss give some nice vorts on the ending of Bava Basra which can be downloaded here.

R’ Moshe Schwerd, a great Maggedie Shiur on the first daf in Sanhedrin – Daf Yoni – 2 can be downloaded here.

R’ Yechezkel Rosenberg – Rabbi Yonason Eibshitz’s understanding of the famous machlokes between Rabban Gamliel and Rabbi Yehoshua in Berachos 29b: Part 1 here and Part 2 here

MP3 Shiurim – R’ Welcher, R’ Sammet, R’Schwerd, R’Rosenberg, R’Haber

Here are some recent Shiurim.

The best way to download is to right click on the link and select Save Target As to save it to your PC’s hard drive.

Rabbi Welcher on Tisha B’Av

Rabbi Welcher on Pizza, Schnitzel and Apple Pie

Rabbi Welcher on Amira L’Akum

R’ Moshe Schwerd on Bringing Korbanos With Our Lips

Rebbetzin Sammet on Onoas Devorim – Verbal Whammies to Avoid

R’ Yechezkel Rosenberg on Benching on as Kezais and a KeBeitzah – D’Oraisa or D’Rabbonin

R’ Yakov Haber on Birchas Kohanim the 19th Blessing

R’ Yakov Haber on The End of Shemoneh Esrai and some final words on his last shiur at CAY before making Aliyah.

We are extremely pleased to announce that R’ Daniel Stein will be giving the Sunday morning shiur starting August 12 from 8:50 AM to 9:25 AM at Congregation Ahavas Yisroel 147-02 73rd Avenue in Kew Gardens Hills.
The first series of shiurim will be on Hilchos Teshuva.

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Shiur in KGH Area – This Shabbos: Kiruv Rechokim: The Key To Bringing Moshiach?

Shiur This Shabbos In Kew Gardens Hills Area: Kiruv Rechokim: The Key To Bringing Moshiach?

This Shabbas afternoon (7/14) Michael Gros will be delivering a shiur in his shul titled “Kiruv Rechokim: The Key To
Bringing Moshiach?” There are several hints in the Torah and Nach about the Kiruv revolution, and specifically that it will precede the coming of the Moshiach. We’ll explore some of these sources, along with some great stories of peoples’ teshuva journeys and practical ways for more people to get involved in kiruv.

Mincha is at 8:05 and is immediately followed by the shiur.

The shul is Ohr Moshe in Hillcrest, 170-16 73rd Avenue, (corner of 171st and 73rd).
It’s a 15 minute walk from Main Street.

Rav Daniel Feldman on Shaloch Manos

Rav Daniel Feldman’s shiur on Shaloch Manos can be downloaded here.

Rav Feldman traces many of the disagreements in Shaloch Manos to a Teshuva of the Chasam Sofer who discusses the essence of Shaloch Manos. Is it like the Terumas HaDeshen who holds that the purpose of Shaloch Manos is to help people make the Seudah of Purim. Or is it like the Manos HaLevi (R’Shlomo Alacabes) who holds that the purpose of Shaloch Manos is to bring people closer to each other and strengthen the bonds of friendship.

Rav Feldman masterfully shows how many differences in opinions on Shaloch Manos can be traced to this machlokes as framed by the Chasam Sofer. Give yourself a pre-Purim treat yourself and download and listen to this wonderful shiur.

Thanks to Rabbi Zev Maybruch and the Vaad L’Chizuk HaTorah for sponsoring this shiur.