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Mastery of Learning

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Yishrei Lev expects to teach its talmidim to be relentless in their pursuit of Torah Knowledge. The students will benefit from clear, analytical shiurim, imparting a derech in learning. In Iyun, the students will be challenged to know the ins and outs of the topics learned, with the relevant mefarshim. The Rabbeim will be available in the Beis Medrash to answer questions and motivate the talmidim throughout the day, both before and after the shiur. In the Bekiyus seder, an emphasis will be placed on clarity of the Gemara, in addition to a basic overview of the major mefarshim. There will be daily shiurim during the bekiyus seder as well. Once again, the Rabbeim will be available in the Beis Medrash to answer questions and motivate the talmidim throughout the day, both before and after the shiur.

A unique innovation in Yishrei Lev is the weekly chazara and bechina. After an initial "breaking in" period, the talmidim will be treated to the opportunity to review and be tested on the material that they've learned. The students will be able to both see and feel their accomplishment in a positive environment.

Another plus in Yishrei Lev is the scope of what's learned. The daily schedule includes a significant seder in Mishnah Berurah, with the goal of completing the equivalent one "chelek" per year. On a regular basis, the Rabbeim will give shiurim on the subjects being learned, providing insights into the methodology of Psak Halacha. As both Rav Gordon and Rav Greenwald are involved in Psak, this is a very special opportunity for young talmidim.

The weekly schedule includes shiurim on Ramban Al HaTorah, as well as Hilchos Shabbos. All of this with the healthy balance of independent study and instruction from a rebbe.

Additionally, there is time allotted daily for the self-study of Mussar, as well as "chugim" in various Machshava and Hashkafa topics, including Nefesh HaChaim, Maharal, and other classics.

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