HaRav Chaim looking at "Siach Emunah"
Heightened excitement and activity is being registered in the halls of Torah in anticipation of the
upcoming conclusion of the first cycle of the study of the Laws of Shmittah and Yovel of the Rambam, to be commemorated in the Siyum which will be headed by HaRav Chaim Kanievsky. It is to be held this coming Wednesday, on erev Rosh Chodesh Shevat, the 29th of Teves.
Tens of thousands throughout the world have joined in a daily study of the laws pertaining to shmittah and yovel by the Rambam, in botei medrash, Daf Yomi shiurim and shiurim via the telephone, according to the program and backing of HaRav Chaim, in expectation of the imminent shmittah year. As he exhorted, "...to study each day [from] the Rambam [the laws of] shmittah and yovel so as to be spared from all suffering."
The second round of study will be ushered in of the selfsame laws of shmittah and yovel from the Rambam, beginning the following day, Rosh Chodesh Shevat, with many of the participants studying the guidebook "Siach Emunah," a commentary on the laws of shmittah and yovel, authored by HaRav Yitzchok Shaul Kanievsky, collated from "Derech Emunah" by his eminent father, who called [upon the public] to establish the study of those laws in the sixth year preceding the shmittah year. This publication can be gotten for free, for the public merit, at the headquarters under the home of the Sar HaTorah, as well as through the computer at the email address of email@example.com.