Heoros

Heoros

Heoros Hatmimim V'Anash

The Rabbinical College of Australia & NZ publishes a periodical containing the students' thoughts and insights in their studies, including the following subjects: Likutei Sichos, Gemoro, Halacha, Rambam, Chassidus, Chumash and other topics.

All submissions (both in Hebrew or in English) may be emailed to heoros@rabbinicalcollege.edu.au - contributions received will be published in the following issue.

PDF: Kovets 152- Shabbos Chazon 5777 (Hebrew Section)
PDF: Kovets 152 - Shabbos Chazon 5777 (English Section)

PDF: Kovets 151- Shavuos 5777 (Hebrew Section)
PDF: Kovets 151 - Shavuos 5777 (English Section)

PDF: Kovets 150- Yud Alef Nissan 5777 (Hebrew Section)
PDF: Kovets 150 - Yud Alef Nissan 5777 (English Section)

PDF: Kovets 149- Yud Shevat 5777 (Hebrew Section)
PDF: Kovets 149 - Yud Shevat 5777 (English Section)

PDF: Kovets 148 - Rosh Chodesh Kislev 5777 (Hebrew)

PDF: Kovets 146 - Lag B'Omer 5776 (Hebrew Section)
PDF: Kovets 146 - Lag B'Omer 5776 (English Section)

PDF: Kovets 145 - Yud Alef Nissan 5776 (Hebrew Section)
PDF: Kovets 145 - Yud Alef Nissan 5776 (English Section)

PDF: Kovets 144 - Purim 5776 (Hebrew Section)
PDF: Kovets 144 - Purim 5776 (English Section)

PDF: Kovets 143 - 22 Shevat 5776 (Hebrew Section)
PDF: Kovets 143 - 22 Shevat 5776 (English Section)

PDF: Kovets 142 - Hey Teves 5776 (Hebrew Section)
PDF: Kovets 142 - Hey Teves 5776 (English Section)

PDF: Kovets 140 - Yud Alef Nissan 5775 (Hebrew Section)
PDF: Kovets 140 - Yud Alef Nissan 5775 (English Section)

PDF: Kovets 139 - Yud Shevat 5775 (Hebrew Section)
PDF: Kovets 139 - Yud Shevat 5775 (English Section)

PDF: Kovets 138 - Yud-Tes Kislev 5775 (Hebrew Section)
PDF: Kovets 138 - Yud-Tes Kislev 5775 (English Section)

PDF: Kovetz - Chidushi Torah (hardcover)

PDF: Kovets 137 - Lag B'Omer 5774 (Hebrew Section)
PDF: Kovets 137 - Lag B'Omer 5774 (English Section)

PDF: Hagaddah "Ki Yisolcho Bincho"

PDF: Kovets 136 - 11 Nissan 5774 (Hebrew Section)
PDF: Kovets 136 - 11 Nissan 5774 (English Section)

PDF: Kovets 135 - 14 Adar I 5774 (Hebrew Section)
PDF: Kovets 135 - 14 Adar I 5774 (English Section)

PDF: Kovets 134 - 10 Shevat 5774 (Hebrew Section)
PDF: Kovets 134 - 10 Shevat 5774 (English Section)

PDF: Kovets 133 - 19 Kislev 5774 (Hebrew Section)
PDF: Kovets 133 - 19 Kislev 5774 (English Section)

PDF: Kovets 132 - 1 Kislev 5774 (Hebrew Section)
PDF: Kovets 132 - 1 Kislev 5774 (English Section)

PDF: Kovets 130 - 3 Tammuz / 12-13 Tammuz 5773 (Hebrew Section)
PDF: Kovets 130 - 3 Tammuz / 12-13 Tammuz 5773 (English Section)

PDF: Kovets 129 - Shavuos 5773 (Hebrew Section)
PDF: Kovets 129 - Shavuos 5773 (English Section)

PDF: Kovets 128 - 11 Nissan 5773 (Hebrew Section)
PDF: Kovets 128 - 11 Nissan 5773 (English Section)

PDF: Kovets 127 - 10 Shevat / 22 Shevat 5773 (Hebrew Section)
PDF: Kovets 127 - 10 Shevat / 22 Shevat 5773 (English Section)

PDF: Kovets 123 - Shavuos 5772 (Hebrew Edition)

PDF: Kovets 122 - 11 Nissan 5772 (Hebrew/Section)

PDF: Kovets 121 - 10 Shevat 5772 (Hebrew Section)
PDF: Kovets 121 - 10 Shevat 5772 (English Section)

PDF: Kovets 120 - 19 Kislev 5772 (Hebrew/English)

PDF: Kovets 119 - 15 Elul 5771 (Hebrew/English)

PDF: Kovets 118 - 12 Tammuz 5771 (Hebrew/English)

PDF: Kovets 117 - 6 Sivan 5771 (Hebrew Section)
PDF: Kovets 117 - 6 Sivan 5771 (English Section)

PDF: Kovets 116 - 11 Nissan 5771 (English Section)
PDF: Kovets 116 - 11 Nissan 5771 (Hebrew Section)

PDF: Kovets 115 - 1 Adar II 5771 (Hebrew)

PDF: Kovets 114 - 5 Teves 5771 (Hebrew)

PDF: Kovets 112 - 3 Tammuz 5770 (Hebrew Section)
PDF: Kovets 112 - 3 Tammuz 5770 (English Section)

A BRIEF HISTORY

It was 5732 (1972). The Rebbe would shortly be celebrating his seventieth birthday, and the students at the central Chabad-Lubavitch Yeshivah at 770 Eastern Parkway wanted to present the Rebbe with the perfect birthday present. After much thought, they hit upon the idea of undertaking a seventy minute daily study session of Likutei Sichos (the edited collection of the Rebbe’s talks), which at that point consisted of only nine volumes (currently thirty-nine volumes).

Naturally, their efforts generated an ever increasing stream of questions, thoughts and insights into the Rebbe’s Sichos. These were collected and recorded in pamphlets under the title “Heoros Hatmimim” (loosely translated: “remarks of the students”).

A few months later, several students undertook to publish a proper Kovetz (journal), which would include the finest selections of that which had been printed in the pamphlets. When this collection was ready for printing, it was brought to the Rebbe, who edited the preface. The Rebbe remarked that the title “Heoros Hatmimim” seemed to exclude the participation of non-students. The Rebbe therefore retitled the publication “Heoros Hatmimim v’Anash” (loosely translated: “remarks of the students and the Chassidim”). The Rebbe added that he would finance ten percent of the printing expenses from the fund that he had established on his seventieth birthday, with the aim of founding seventy-one new Chabad institutions that year.

In 5733 (1973), the Chabad-Lubavitch Yeshivos of Morristown (NJ, USA) and Montreal (QC, Canada) printed their first issue of “Heoros Hatmimim v’Anash”. In a Yechidus (private audience) that year, the Rebbe advised all three groups to collaborate in order to prevent duplication in their respective Kovtzim. The Rebbe added, “A certain Rov recently asked me a certain question. I took a Kovetz wherein the matter had been discussed, enclosed it in an envelope, and responded to that Rov, ‘Here, your question has already been discussed, and here is the answer.’”

In 5736 (1976), the editorial boards of three Chabad-Lubavitch Yeshivos (New York, Morristown and France) presented their respective Kovtzim to the Rebbe at the 11 Nissan Farbrengen (Chassidic gathering) that was held in honour of the Rebbe’s seventy-fourth birthday. The Rebbe instructed each of them to say L’Chaim, and he blessed them.

On Shabbos Breishis 5739 (1979), when the Rebbe entered the shule for Davening, the Chassidim noticed the weekly Kovetz wedged into the Rebbe’s Siddur. During the breaks in the Davening, the Chassidim observed the Rebbe perusing the Kovetz. In the following weeks, the Rebbe continued this practice. As the Chassidim began comprehending the great esteem with which the Rebbe regarded this project, more and more Yeshivos began establishing their own local chapter of “Heoros Hatmimim v’Anash”. Eventually, these journals were regularly being published across the international Chabad-Lubavitch Yeshivah network, including Yeshivos in the USA, Canada, France, Morocco, Venezuela, Argentina and Israel.

Australia was certainly no exception. The Shluchim at the Yeshivah Gedolah devoted themselves to the task of establishing a local “Heoros Hatmimim v’Anash” chapter in Melbourne. Their efforts bore fruit, and they were proud to present their first issue to the Rebbe on 11 Nissan 5739 (1979), in honour of the Rebbe’s seventy-seventh birthday. They merited a written response from the Rebbe thanking them for their efforts.

In 5740 (1980), Education Institute Oholei Torah began producing their Kovetz. A notable innovation was their expansion of the Kovetz to include dissertations not only of the Rebbe’s talks, but also of all the other subjects studied at the Yeshivah: Gemoro, Halacha and Chassidus. In the span of a short time, this was replicated in all of the other Kovtzim produced across the international Chabad-Lubavitch Yeshivah network.

In 5741 (1981), at the Shabbos Farbrengens, it became common for the Rebbe to address some of the thoughts that were printed in the Kovtzim printed that week.

In 5743 (1983), the Rebbe began inserting his own comments in some of the Kovtzim that were presented to him. Soon enough, the following arrangement came into place: During the late Friday afternoon hours, the editors of the Kovetz would present the latest issue to the Rebbe’s secretariat. This would be returned to the editors on the following Monday, who would spend some time deciphering the Rebbe’s extremely terse notes, and expanding them so that they be understood even by a novice. On Tuesday, the editors would return their expanded version of the Rebbe’s notes to the secretariat, for the Rebbe’s final approval. It would be returned to them on Wednesday or Thursday, for inclusion in that week’s Kovetz. This arrangement lasted for approximately two or three years.

In 5744 (1984), and again in 5747 (1987), the Rebbe strongly encouraged the thorough analysis of Rashi’s commentary on the Torah, and that all new questions or insights be submitted to a Kovetz for publication.

The Rebbe strongly encouraged everyone to participate and submit their Torah thoughts in the Kovetz. On many occasions, the Rebbe emphasized the great nachas he derived from these efforts. On Shabbos Vayechi 5741 (1981), the Rebbe said, “If one has a question regarding the topics discussed at the weekly Farbrengen, one should not be too embarrassed to publish his question, and similarly, one should not be embarrassed and withhold his name … Much strength and blessings to all who write in the Kovetz and who are engrossed in the words of the Rebbeim.”

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