Sunday, March 11, 2007

Daf Yomi - Moed Katan 2 - Incident with the Chafetz Chaim

Reb Moshe Bik used to say over the following incident: It once happened in Radin that there were several men that passed away one after the other in a very short span of time. They called a gathering to contemplate as to what was the message that Hashem was sending them.

The Chafetz Chaim arose and proclaimed that the Mesechta Moed Katan is complaining to the Ribino shel Olam that it is a Mesechta that the Yeshivos do not learn. Only mourners learn this Mesechta and that is why many people were passing away.

(Sefer Meir Einei Yisroel 2: P. 239)

4 comments:

Barry said...

See sefer chasidim (261), maybe someone can translate please? thanks

ben said...

was going to add but figured it was too famous. Sefer Chasidim writes that Moed Katan is considered a meis mitzvah masechet. Seems like there is a tradition in certain circles not to learn it.

Avromi said...

nothing too famous and he continues that one should be mispallel that no harm should come from it

Anonymous said...

How about last night the first night of Moed koton a father dies at his daugthers wedding a sugya in gemurah Moed kotton Scary ifyou ask me.