# 2958 Zooming Along

Q. We have a daf shiur in the morning before davening for many years, last week because of new restrictions, it became difficult for some to attend since the minyan also dwindled. We are thinking on zooming the daf, as many others have done and we are certain that we are likely to double or triple the attendance. The question is, what is better to teach in person to people who are physically present or to teach on-line to so many more?
A. The opinion of several local Rabbonim I asked, (Horav Dovid Pam and Horav Aharon Miller Shlit’a, and other Rabbonim) is that that reaching and teaching to more people, even on line, trumps over all other considerations.
Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit’a opinion is similar, but the Rov considers that despite the difficulties involved, (such as different times available, as well as joining a minyan etc.), every effort should be made, taking into account today’s advanced technology, to achieve if possible both processes. Firstly, teaching to the available real people present at the shiur. While at the same time zooming to the many others, either then when possible, or recording the shiur and sending it later to others.’
Rabbi A. Bartfeld as revised by Horav Shlomo and Horav Aharon Miller Shlit’a

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