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Siyum: (lit. "completion"); the celebration held upon completing the study of a tractate of Mishnah or Talmud.
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 ...
It is customary to hold a Siyum each day of the nine days, to diminish the sorrow of exile through the joy of Torah. Watch the Rebbe conclude Tractate Tamid on Rosh Chodesh Av.
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