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Harav Shmaya Jonas

Bais Medrash bachurim are typically drawn towards lomdus. Rabbi Jonas, a Derech Chaim rebbi since 1981, sees honing talmidim’s fluency in basic pshat as the most effective path towards depth and lomdus that is properly understood. He has no qualms “slowing down” talmidim when need be. “One talmid called to thank me fifteen years after he left Yeshiva,” Rabbi Jonas relates. “He was learning Tosafos with his son, and credited our shiur with his ability to understand it and give that over to the next generation.”