Nov 7, 2018
KitzurLive Offers Shulchan Aruch

KitzurLive, an innovative program founded by Rabbi Nachman Wilhelm of "Online Smicha," teaches practical halachos to all.

When Lee Weiss was looking for a way to increase his Torah study, he was hard-pressed to find a solution. Most of his time is occupied as CEO of an inpatient substance abuse facility in Harlem, New York, in addition to traveling frequently.

A Chabad Rabbi recommended that he join “KitzurLive”.

KitzurLive is an innovative program founded by Rabbi Nachman Wilhelm as a branch of "Online Smicha." The program offers live classes in Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, accessible from anywhere, giving anyone who wishes the chance to learn Halacha that is practical to everyday life.

Ever since the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch was written by Rabbi Shlomo Ganzfried and printed in 1864, it has become one of the most popular Jewish works ever printed. It has been translated numerous times into English, as well as into Yiddish, Russian, French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. On numerous occasions, the Rebbe personally encouraged people to study Kitzur Shulchan Aruch.

When Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson passed away, her husband the Rebbe asked for his Tallis and Tefillin, seforim on the halachos of mourning, and a Kitzur Shulchan Aruch. In fact, until today one can see the Rebbe's personal Kitzur Shulchan Aruch in the bookshelf by the back wall in the Rebbe's holy room.

However, for one who has never received a thorough Yeshiva education, learning Kitzur Shulchan Aruch can nevertheless be a challenge. Whilst written in a clear format, Kitzur uses terms and concepts that can be confusing if one has not encountered them before. KitzurLive gives them an opportunity to learn a valuable and practical sefer.

Students say that what they enjoy most about KitzurLive is that it is not merely another recorded class. Rather, KitzurLive offers a real Yeshiva experience, where one can interact with the teacher and with fellow students. In fact, the classes often start off with a student sharing a short anecdote, story or halachic point connected to the Halachos being learned.

This involvement is not only limited to the actual classes but continues throughout the week with review questions and other learning materials posted on a student WhatsApp group.

To sign up, email to or visit

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Love it !
Thank you Rabbi Wilhelm
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