Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
Who teaches the Aveilus program?
How does Yeshiva Pirchei Shoshanim work?
One get a written lectures (shiurim) twice/three times weekly
How long is the Average shiur?
What does a Shiur contain?
It contains the translation of the Mechaber and Rama (the two main commentaries of the Shulchan Aruch. It then goes to the source of the law. The Source in the chumash is brought down followed by the Gemara explaining the topic followed by the appropriate Rishonim and Achronim
Does it mean we need to purchase the source sefarim, so we may look them up?
No, we bring down the commentary and explain the concept, define all terms i.e. the work Mukzta……which means set aside and then we give many examples. We then bring down for example the Rambam and explain what the he meant and what the source was.
What about the Halachah as it applies to us today what do we do then?
We bring down all the contemporary Halachic decisions based on the comments of R’ Shlomo Zalman Auerbach zt’, R’ Moshe Feinstein zt’l, R’ Ovadia Yosef zt’l.
What if I have a particular problem?
Then the Rav who writes the program will answer as well as consult with his contemporaries on the issue depending on its complexity.
How do I ask questions?
You just send a question via email which is returned with your answer.
How long is each program?
The programs vary from 6 months for Eruvin to nearly 2 years for some. Issur V’ Heter and Shabbos are approximately one year, whereas Aveilus is about 10 months and Shaatnes four months.
I’m still not sure I understand how it works inside?
Okay, every week you recieve an average of 2 written Shiruim, you take the appropriate Shulchan Aruch and list of Seforim and learn it together. Then at the end of each shiur is a review of the shiur and a few questions and answers from the talmidim (students) compiled over the years.
What happens then?
In most of our classes approximately every 15 Lessons or so there is a test that will be graded by the Rabbi of that Class
Do I have to take it?
There are 2 levels to our program……level 1 is our regular learning project for those who are seeking only structure to their learning without the pressure of an exam.
What are the costs involved?
Those vary according to the level you are taking. YPS does whatever it can to work with you to make sure you will be able to afford this course
Do I need to have vast Rabbinical background to join your program?
No! We are providing for the first time a comprehensive program that will allow you to learn from “the ground up”. You don’t need any background to join the program and it will take you step by step through the basics of each topic.
What do I do now?
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