A unique siyum took place on March 21 at a well-attended Melaveh Malka at the Los Angeles Kollel. Rabbi Chaim Trainer celebrated the completion of the entire Mishna Berura. “It’s hard to believe that it’s already seven years since I began learning the Mishna Berura with the Dirshu cycle,” admitted the Rabbi. Two years ago, Rabbi Trainer, who is a Rebbe in Yeshiva Toras Emes, took on the additional challenge of delivering a shiur five days a week, covering the Mishna Berura of that day.
At this siyum, Rabbi Trainer spoke inspiringly about how important it is to learn halacha l’maaseh every day. He explained how the Chofetz Chaim says in a number of places that this is the most important Torah we should be learning, and we are not fulfilling the mitzvah of Talmud Torah if we don’t incorporate a daily component of halacha l’maaseh. He also explained how learning Mishna Berura changes a person’s life as he becomes more aware of how his every move is a means of fulfilling Hashem’s will.
The attendees were moved by his words and a number of them decided to join in with the learning of a daily amud of Mishna Berura, others joined Rabbi Trainer’s shiur and others learned with a chavrusa. The Dirshu cycle has just begun anew from the beginning of Orach Chaim.
Rabbi Trainer’s dynamic and informative shiur takes place at 8:15pm, Sunday through Thursday, in the Los Angeles Kollel, 7216 Beverly Blvd. For more information call 323 549 0279.