Mishnayos Baal Peh Program


On Yud Shevat 5780, we will begin our 20th annual Mishnayos Baal Peh Program as a Present to the Rebbe in honor of Yud Alef Nissan. Talmidim from grades Alef to Ches can learn and be tested on Mishnayos, Tanya and selected parts of Siddur and Yediyos Kloliyos as outlined in the MBP Handbook to be distributed to Talmidim.

Talmidim who have learnt Basi Legani Baal Peh will be able to be tested next week and have these lines count towards Mishnayos Baal Peh.

This year again, we will b​e joining with other bases of Tzivos Hashem worldwide towards an army-wide goal of giving a present to the Rebbe of 1,000,000 lines of Mishnayos and Tanya Baal Peh by Yud Alef NIssan. Every line by every Talmid helps towards this goal.

Talmidim receive points for the items they learn by heart, which are marked weekly on the Mishnayos Baal Peh Boards hanging in the hallway next to the Shul. At the end of the program, talmidim can choose prizes of Seforim according to how many points they have. the Seforim are awarded at a special ceremony to be held around Shavuos time BEZH.​




Mishnayos Baal Peh Booklet  

Once again Cheder Menachem will אי"ה be having a school wide Mishnayos Baal Peh Contest. The purpose of this contest is to enable us as Talmidim and children of the Rebbe to give the Rebbe a birthday present in honor of  י"א ניסן, a present from which the Rebbe can derive much נחת.

 The contest also gives you, the Talmidim an opportunity to gain in your personal knowledge and study of Torah and to be a part of those who bring about change to the world and ultimately the revelation of Moshiach through the study of Torah Baal Peh, as it is explained in the teaching of Chassidus, and specifically the teachings of the פריערדיקער רבי  and the Rebbe.

 The program also gives you the opportunity to earn wonderful Seforim as prizes for you to add to your personal library in your חדר צבאות ה' as the Rebbe so much wanted.

 Enclosed in this booklet you will find the rules for the Mishnayos Baal Peh Contest as well as many general knowledge concepts, which you can learn by heart and earn points for.

 Wishing you much הצלחה,


1.    The Mishnayos Baal Peh contest will start on Yud Shevat and continue until Yud Alef Nissan.

2.    You should first get tested on the 12 Pesukim, Asher Yotzar, Borai Nefoshois, (and Al Hamichya for grades 3 and and up) before proceeding to get tested on anything else.

3.    You will be tested in order. Once you start learning a Perek of Mishnayos Baal Peh you must work on completing that Perek before continuing on to another Perek.

4.    You may get tested by Rabbi Heidingsfeld, Rabbi Greenbaum, a Rebbe in Cheder or by one of the designated testers who are assigned.

 You must be able to say what you want to be tested on by heart perfectly, with no mistakes.

5.    When saying Siddur, if you make a mistake, you must learn it over, practice again, and when you are ready, be retested

6.    In Mishnayos or Tanya, you will pass with a maximum of one mistake per Mishna or per 3 lines of Tanya. If you make more than one mistake, you must review and be retested.

7.    If you are doing a Perek Bvas Achas you will pass with a maximum of one mistake every three Mishnayos .

       Requirements to earn 1 Blue

One line of Tanya = 3 lines of Mishnayos


Kitah  Alef

·         2 Lines of Mishnayos

·         2/3 lines of Tanya

·         4 lines of Siddur


Kitah Bais

·         2 ½ Lines of Mishnayos

·         4/5 (0.83) lines of Tanya

·         5 lines of Siddur


Kitah Gimmel               

·         2 ½ Lines of Mishnayos

·         4/5 (0.83) lines of Tanya

·         5 lines of Siddur


Kitah Daled                        

·         3 Lines of Mishnayos

·         1 Line of Tanya

·         8 lines of Siddur


Kitah Hey                               

·         3 ½   Lines of Mishnayos

·         1 1/6 line of Tanya

·         8 lines of Siddur


Kita vov                                 

·          4 Lines of Mishnayos

·          1 1/3 lines of Tanya

·          10 lines of Siddur


Kitah Zayin                    

·          4 Lines of Mishnayos

·          1 1/3 lines of Tanya

·          10 lines of Siddur


Kitah Ches                         

·          4 Lines of Mishnayos

·          1 1/3 lines of Tanya

Minimum amount of lines to be tested on at one time;



Kita א & ב- 1 Line

Kita ג & ד – 2 Lines

Kita ה & ו – 3 Lines

Kita ז & ח – 3 Lines


You have to be tested on at least one full Mishna. (If it is a long Mishna, the amount of at least 2 blues at a time).



Grade 3 and Up:

You must be tested on at least 3 items at a time


·     When you do a Perek Bvas Achas (in one shot), you get Double points.

·     Whether you do it in one shot the first time getting tested, or you get tested on each Mishna and then on the entire Perek, you will end up with the same points.

·     If you do a Masechta Bvas Achas, with no mistakes, you will get TRIPLE points.

·     For 3 Perakim of Tanya Bvas Achas, you get two and a half times points. For 12 Perakim Bvas Achas, you get triple points.


5 Blues  = 1 Yellow


5 Yellows = 1 Red


5 Reds = 1 Gold


5 Golds   = 1 Crown


5 Crowns = 1 Flag


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The prizes that will be given as reward for you efforts will be in the form of Sefarim.

Every blue learnt Baal Peh is worth 20 cents of prize money towards Sefarim (yellow = $1.00, red = $5.00 etc.)

The price of Seforim for rewards is determined as the retail price of Seforim here in Los Angeles.

At the end of the program, a list of Seforim and their worth will be given  to you and you will be able to choose the Seforim of your choice (up to  the amount you earned).

The prizes will IYH be presented at a special ceremony to be held IYH around Shavuos time.


For more info, please email [email protected]