The Siyum Presents: Why We Learn Volume 2: A Yid Has to Know Shas

“Knowing Shas is incredible – but not impossible!” 

The Daf Puts Entire Torah Within our Reach

Why We Learn: Volume 2 from Agudath Israel on Vimeo.

“I am a working man, not the Gadol Hador. Knowing ‘kol haTorah kulah’ is out of my realm.” 

This sentiment may be common, but it is untrue. No yid is complete without completing Shas. Even if one is familiar with all the practically relevant halachos, he is missing “the full picture” of the gift that Hashem has given Klal Yisroel. These holy words – and the values and vision behind them – are the core of who we are, and who we will continue to be throughout the generations. 

How can one accomplish this without having all day to learn and focus on Torah?

Daf Yomi changed the landscape… 

When over 350,000 yidden worldwide will iy”H celebrate the Siyum Hashas of Daf Yomi, a substantial segment of the crowd will have completed Shas, many of them multiple times. Most of the mesaymim are not Kollel yungerleit or klei kodesh. They are businessmen and professionals, with families and hectic daily schedules. 

Yet The Daf made them “Shas Yidden” too. And all of us can be, too.

The wholeness and clarity in the Torah and its vision raises all learners of The Daf, their families and all of Klal Yisroel. “A person that learns Torah, his children are going to learn Torah… And when there’s Torah in Klal Yisroel, there’s nitzchiyus (eternity)!” says HaRav Dovid Goldberg shlit”a, Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshiva Telshe Cleveland.