Rabbi Yitzchak Kalmenson, Rosh Yeshiva of Beis Dovid Shlomo in New Haven, Connecticut, has released new commentaries on the Gemara.
Anyone who is even a little familiar with the known author won’t be surprised.
The chiddush here, to borrow a phrase from the Yeshiva world, is that Rabbi Kalmenson has published no less than 3 seforim at the same time.
As part of his series with the humble name of Kovetz Reshimos Shiurim, he released two volumes on the Arvei Pesachim chapter in the tractate of Pesachim. A third volume discusses the Kol Sha’ah chapter.
In the seforim, he discusses topics such as Kiddish, Havdalah, Pesach, Sefiras Haomer, Kos shel Bracha and simchas Shabbos and Yomtov.
“Many of these chiddushim were written a while ago – and some Roshei Yeshiva have used some of them for their shiurim,” Rabbi Kalmenson told COLlive.com on Sunday.
“It was published now because the Yeshivos are now learning Pesachim and with the leap year there is more time to learn it b’iyun,” he added.
His commentaries include the Rishonum and from the works of the Alter Rebbe in his Shulchan Aruch and the Rebbe in his Sichos.
Rabbi Ezra Schochet, Rosh Yeshivas Ohr Elchanan Chabad in Los Angeles, and Rabbi Reuven Feinstein, Rosh Yeshiva of Mesivtha Tifereth Jerusalem in Staten Island, both wrote letters of consent (haschama).
The books were published by Moznaim Publications and will be available in major Judaica stores in the U.S. and Israel.