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Siyum: (lit. "completion"); the celebration held upon completing the study of a tractate of Mishnah or Talmud.
A Siyum Hashas is the celebration held after one has completed learning the entire (Babylonian) Talmud.
Unlike other sciences, Torah study is not about accumulating knowledge. Unlike other self-help books and religious manuals, the Torah is not only about learning “how” to observe . . .
Shining a Beacon of Mitzvah Light on Days of Darkness
The Lubavitcher Rebbe spoke of the need to shine a beacon of light on these days of darkness through participation in a siyum during each of these nine days.
Join Rabbi Zajac as he celebrates with his community in Los Angeles, and with student from around the world, a grand Siyum, concluding the study and recording of classes on the entire Talmud that are available on Chabad.org.
Talmud Completion in Coming Weeks
Some milestones, like birthdays, happen once a year. Others, like bar and bat mitzvahs, we celebrate just once. And there are some milestones that come after more than seven years of hard work. For more than seven years, Rabbi Avraham Zajac has been teach...
Isn’t this counterintuitive? Shouldn’t we be sad during this time, not seeking out different ways to celebrate and rejoice?
20 Menachem Av, 5746 · August 25, 1986
The passing of the righteous seems to be a terrible occurrence. Yet the Torah tells us that the passing of the righteous affects salvation throughout the world and we celebrate the anniversary with a joyous gathering.
It was taught in the school of Elijah the prophet: “Anyone who studies Jewish law every day is assured a place in the World to Come, as the verse says ‘halichos olam lo’ – the ways of the world are his;’ do not read it ‘halichos – ways of the world,’ but ...
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