Rabbi Mendel Kessin – Really interested class on the Ramchal (in honor of his Yahrtzeit – day of his passing) and the Kabbalah that he taught that we reference today. He did this while being under pressure not to share Kabbalah.
Rabbi Mendel Kessin – A really nice shiur (class) about not only the importance of Rav Kanievsky and his most recent passing but the heavy ramifications of that event and the possibility that this could be the trigger event to bring Moshiach (the Messiah) – may it happen speedily in our days.
This is the incredible and phenomenal seder hayom (daily learning schedule) of Rav Chaim Kanievsky, זצוק”ל:
He would wake up a half hour after Chazos and say Tikun Chatzos, then he would learn: 11 pages of Zohar 10 Prakim of Tehillim 8 Prakim of Tanach 10 Simanim of Mishna Berura 8 Prakim of Rambam 10 Simanim of Tur and Shulchan Aruch 8 Daf of Talmud Bavli 8 Daf of Talmud Yerushalmi 8 Prakim of Midrashim 8 Daf of Kisvei HaAri 8 Daf of Kisvei Haramchal Then he would write his chidushei Torah
Twice a day, for an hour, people would come for a Bracha.
He would make a siyum every year on all of Zohar, Tanach, Mishna Berura, Rambam, Tur, Shulchan Aruch, Shas Bavli, Tosefta, Shas Yerushalmi, Midrashim, Kisvei HaAri, and Kisvei Haramchal.
The Siyum always took place on Erev Pesach, 14 of Nissan, for Taanis Bchorim. This year, a leap year, he did the siyum on the 14 of Adar, the day before his petirah!