In reading and explaining a pasuk or a statement of Chazal, we must ask ourselves whether we are pumping our philosophy into Chazal or extracting our philosophy from Chazal.
In this sefer, Rabbi Nissim Tagger, the Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivas Bircas HaTorah applies his unique, incisive and methodological approach in learning Gemara to the pesukim of the parashah, the meforshim, and the Baalei Mussar, asking simple and straightforward questions to unveil a deep understanding of the Torah, before driving home the powerful mussar lessons contained within.
Each shiur has been learned, challenged, defended and hammered again and again, and is a reflection of the Rosh Yeshiva’s unwavering mission to reveal the grandeur in every word of Torah and to personalize the powerful messages being communicated to shape our worldview — striving to be the person that Hashem longs for each of us to be. Each shiur effectively brings renewed life to the Torah, and brings the Torah into our lives.
“...he strives to delve into the depths of each subject and to provide the reader with contentment and joy, while instilling him with Torah and Yiras Shamayim.”
— HaRav Avigdor Nevenzahl, shlit”a
““Ismacha Gavra v’Ismacha Kamia” – the author has built himself a reliable reputation for his published writings with his previous sefarim that are all beloved and clear, and the standards in his earlier works are similarly met by this wonderful sefer.”
— HaRav Asher Weiss, shlit”a
“This sefer is the product of the mussar shiurim delivered to the talmidim – shiurim in mussar which cultivate the talmidim – shiurim in mussar which penetrate the innards of the talmidim – deep shiurim which grew from the deep connection between Rav and Talmid that resides in this unique Beis HaMidrash.”
— Rabbi Avraham Ziskind, shlit”a
“In this treasure trove, Rabbi Tagger tackles a host of hashkafic themes and ideas and breathes new life into Torah topics in a manner that both captivates and engages the minds of those who seek to probe and explore the eternal wisdom contained in our holy Torah.”
— Rabbi Elysha Sandler, shlit”a