“Velimadtem” is an exciting new project conceived with one single goal: to put fathers and sons on the same daf.
This innovative approach enables fathers everywhere to keep in touch with their sons’ gemara learning – wherever they may be, whatever their subject of study.
“Velimadtem,” directed by Rabbi Mendel Itzinger, is the result of a partnership between yeshivos worldwide and the Va’ad Talmidei Hat’mimim. The program is launching with maseches Gittin, which is currently being studied b’iyun in Lubavitcher yeshivos around the globe.
Parents all wish to connect with their child and be ‘on top’ of his growth. The challenge is that life demands most of your attention and energy. At the end of the day, your son just keeps learning more, while you get busier and find it increasingly difficult to remain involved.
This is especially true in situations where your son dorms at Yeshiva – perhaps out-of-state or even in a different country.
“Sometimes simply remembering the subject your son is studying isn’t something that comes easily to mind,” Itzinger says. “This can lead to an unfortunate disconnect between father and son.
“This is why “Velimadtem” was launched. To help parents keep up with their sons learning in a very short amount of time,” he says.
Members will receive each week an email with the following articles:
– An overview of the gemara (perfect if you don’t have time to learn inside)- A collection of some basic commentaries on the same sectionAll Velimadtem members are also granted a special 50% discount off an ArtScroll gemara and a volume of ‘Tosfos in English’. Together, these make the ultimate tools for learning gemara and tosfos in full.
With these innovative torah articles by your side, you’ll always have something to discuss with your son – regardless of how much or little time you have to learn. Just imagine next time your son calls or returns home from Yeshiva. You’ll be proud and ready to ask him, “What are you learning?”
“You will actually have learned what he is repeating back to you,” Itzinger says. “Chances are, you’ll even have an interesting inyan to add and share with him. Picture the connection with your child at that moment, even if only for a couple of minutes. What wouldn’t you give for that?”
Full details about the program here: www.velimadtem.com
And a sample weekly paper can be seen here: