...I wanted to thank you for your guidance over the years especially in encouraging me to learn daf yomi even if for one mesechet. i think learning that daf yomi changed my life. Although if i relearned those mesechtot that i learned back then today i would understand the gemara on a different level just in the pshat, that commitment and learning i believe provided me with a shield from the pressures of Kushner and it was one of the main reasons Hakotel decided to accept me. Today i feel comfortable learning my bikiyut with rashi and tosfot which is something in my wildest dreams i never thought i would do (let alone learn without artscroll!). i can do this because i was accepted to Hakotel which facilitated my growth, zionism allowed me to mature by going to the army through them and really commit to my learning by spending 4 years in yeshiva in hesder. i will probobly not become a rabbi, nor a teacher, but these years in yeshiva really have developed me into someone i am proud of an i would like to believe is considered a ben torah, and a give you a great portion of the credit. Thank you for tolerating us/me, for guiding me, had i listened to Rabbi [Deleted]'s criticism of learning daf yomi and learning with artscroll, i probably would not be where i am today so i thank you. Thank you!