לעילוי נשמת עקיבה איגר בן אליהו גורדון ז”ל

The שדה צופים at the beginning of מסכת הוריות cites two sources that claim that there is was a מנהג in Pressburg from the days of the חתם סופר to learn מסכת הוריות during the days in between ר”ח ניסן and ערב פסח.

Ever since my first-born son was born, I have tried בלי נדר to make a סיום on הוריות on ערב פסח. Honestly, I have encountered mixed success, some years I’ve managed, other years not. The time before פסח can get rather hectic and the mesechta is one that demands concentration.

This year on כ”ז אדר ב my wife’s grandfather, עקיבה איגר בן אליהו Gordon ז”ל was נפטר. My family was very close to them as my wife was intimately involved in their care for the past 4 years. I’ve decided to try to record my study of הוריות to benefit anyone who wants to learn הוריות in his merit.

Besides many great accomplishments throughout his life, in his final years, Reb Akiva Eiger Gordon ז”ל taught me, my wife, my children and all those around to witness, important lessons in doing mitzvos despite great physical limitations as well as greeting everyone בסבר פנים יפות regardless of what else might be going on. He should be a מליץ יושר for his family and all of כלל ישראל.

I started recording on Monday, of course I couldn’t record on Shabbos and I didn’t get a chance to record Sunday, so it starts from the משנה at bottom of דף ג עמוד ב – I hope to do the previous pages soon. I haven’t edited these videos at all, I hope you enjoy them 🙂

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