Machon Even Shesiya is dedicated to producing quality Torah material. We bring rare manuscripts of the Rishonim and Acharonim to publication as well as the Torah of Rabbi Bechhofer’s mentors, Maran HaGaon HaRav Yaakov Weinberg ZT”L Rosh Yeshivas Ner Yisroel and Maran HaGaon HaRav Moshe Shapira ZT”L, as well as the Torah of Rabbi Bechhofer.
To date we have published the following: The “Yerach HaEitanim” volume of the Even Shesiya series on topics spanning from Elul through Simchas Torah. In the winter we published the “Machol HaSchulamis”, in memory of my mother, the legendary Morah Schulamith Bechhofer a’h on Bereishis, Chanukah and Asara B’Teves. After Purim, we published the “Ziv HaAviv (Aura of Spring) on Pesach and the days of the Omer through Lag B’Omer; which included a never before published manuscript of a commentary on the Hagaddah by Rav Shemtov Ibn Shemtov; deciphered and prepared for publication by Rabbi Zecharia Holtzer, Shlita. For the second half of the Omer and Shavuos, we published the “Ner Hashem L’Adam” in memory of the 45 Kedoshim killed in Meiron on Lag B’Omer, this volume also included a never before published commentary from one of the early Rishonim on Akdamos, also deciphered and prepared for publication by our partner, Rabbi Zecharia Holtzer, Shlita. At our annual dinner we released the “Meafela L’Orah” volume of the Even Shesiya series covering the three weeks, Tisha B’av, Shabbos Nachamu and Tu’Bav.Torah M
Our projects for 5782 include:
To publish the “Teshuas Olamim” of the Even Shesiya series on Shemos, Tu b’Shvat, the 4 Parshios and Purim; to translate into English the original Even Shesiya of the 13 Ikrim and adapt it for a wider audience; and also the “Shevus Yaakov” volume of the Even Shesiya series, which will be a collation of the teachings of Maran HaGaon Harav Yaakov Weinberg, zatzal on the Rambam’s Hilchos Teshuva. We will continue collating material from our mesorah on Guf and Neshama, as well as techniques contained in our mesorah for attaining emotional wellbeing and spiritual enlightenment.
With assistance of the Yashar Foundation, we are creating a comprehensive atlas of spiritual anatomy from a Torah perspective, complete with illustrations and exercises designed to deepen comprehension — and prepare the student for an experiential approach.
The project is part of our larger effort to create a full curriculum for educators, Rabbaim, and mental health professionals to help people work with anxiety, stress, esteem, and many other challenges facing today’s generation.
Rabbi Deyo – Bio
Rabbi Deyo is a graduate of Harvard, with Rabbinic ordination from Rav Itzhaq Berkovitz, currently of the Jerusalem Kollel. He is a co-creator of SpeedDating, and has written a book on dating and relationships published by Harper Collins. Previous to this he built and tested high performance sail boats, worked in Northern Ireland in the field of Conflict Resolution, ran a homeless shelter in Boston, and co-founded a successful film studio. He is presently the COO of Torah Live.