Mazal Tov! You are now officially an “Older Bochur”.
Having learned eight years in Elementary school, three years in Mesivta, and Three years in Zal – you have finally become a Shliach.
A Shliach. An older Bochur with immense responsibility, the responsibility of being a “Dugma Chaya” – an example – or a “Poster Bochur” if you will, for the younger Bochurim. Someone who the younger Bochurim will be able to look at and say “Ah, so that’s the kind of person my Mashipa wants me to be”.
But after the original glow of the “Bruchim Habaim” wears off, you as an Eltere Bochur – a Shliach no less – need to be “on fire” all year round… It means waking up on a random Wednesday excited for the Avoda of the day…
But it’s hard. Because with no Mashgiach, no tests, and often a full plate in Hashpo’o… It’s easy to forget about ourselves…
So what is the solution? What can a Bochur do to ensure that he keeps up his own Avodas Hashem?
Every parent will tell you the same thing….
To succeed in anything – especially in Hashpo’a – It is imperative that you take care of yourself as well.
In the words of the Frierdiker Rebbe to the Talmidim Hashluchim in Montreal “Lebt Alein – Un Macht Leben Andere” (Live yourself, and make others Live).
To properly inspire others – you need to set aside time to remain inspired yourself.
You need to set aside time for Davening Ba’avoda, time for learning Chassidus, time for Krias Shema Sheal Hamita.
Actually most often – Davening and Learning is the main part of your Shlichus! Moreover, it is your main ‘Tafkid’ as a Bochur…
But there is something even more foundational than that, something that needs to come first. And that is a Kvius in Limud Hanigle.
Because as Chassidus teaches, to succeed in “Nishmosso Deoraisa” – you need “Gufa Deoraisa”.
To succeed in Limud Hachassidus and in Avoda with yourself and others, you need Limud Hanigle.
But even more basic than that, you need a structure. One cannot simply wake up every morning and learn whatever comes to hand…
Enter “La’asukei”. A unique Misgeres in learning Halocha Leiyun (known as learning “Aliba Dehilchusa”) specifically for Talmidim Hashluchim.
Created by Igud Mesivtos V’Yeshivos Lubavitch (the Yeshiva division of the Merkos Chinuch Office), under the direction of Rabbi Mendel Itzinger, and under the auspices of Va’ad Rabonei Lubavitch (who will sign a certificate for all Bochurim who pass the necessary tests) La’asukei has created a structured learning for “Older Bochurim” anywhere and in any Yeshiva they are in the world (applications have already come in from anywhere from Shluchim in Mesivtas, to Bochurim in 770, to Bochurim serving as Talmidim Hashluchim in small communities).
Based on the Tur, Beis Yosef, and the Alter Rebbe’s Shulchan Oruch, La’asukei also provides participants with background “Marei Mekomos” for a full understanding, expertly compiled by Rabbi Chaim Fildsteel, Magid Shiur in 770. Thus ensuring, that participants leave not only with a clear knowledge of the Halochos, but also the full reasoning behind the “psak.”
In this way enabling them to Pasken along an entire range of Piskei Din.
Imagine, the feeling at the end of this year, of knowing Hilchos Pesach, knowing how to arrive at a Psak Halocha, and perhaps more importantly the knowledge that you spent a few hours each day learning, inspiring yourself and all your ‘Mushpo’im.
As this is the pilot year. Space is limited to 30 participants, and only 5 spaces remain.
Registration ends this Wednesday (Chof Beis Cheshvan) and will on that day with a Shiur Pesicha by Rabbi Aaron Dovid Gancz delivered online.
Full details and registration can be seen here http://www.igudyeshivos.com/halochaiyun/