Friday, May 14, 2021

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Daf Yomi learners have begun seder Kodashim, marching as one towards the finish-line and a grand siyum hashas. One of the highlights of the Rabbi Cahim Dovid Zwiebel’s address at the recent Agudah convention was the surprise announcement of a tentative venue for the upcoming siyum: New Jersey’s Meadowlands Complex, with a seating capacity of eighty-thousand.

 

Excitement is also mounting at the offices of Dirshu, where they are hard at work planning for the milestone event, which will be held in Eretz Yisroel. As Rabbi Avigdor Berenstein, a coordinator with Dirshu, tells Mishpacha. “We aren’t just celebrating the finishing of Shas: we are celebrating the ‘kinyan’ of Shas.”

 

Thousands of Dirshu mesaymim have been taking tests since the very first daf in mesechta Brachos, and for them, the siyum marks the completion of a journey that involved late nights, early mornings and always, the pressure to know.

 

In fact, Reb Avigdor tells of those that have had all the bechinos bound together into a book- “that is the sefer marking their siyum.”

 

In addition, Reb Avigdor mentions special siyyata dishmaya that Dirshu organizers are enjoying. The Kinyan Halacha track, in which thousands study and complete tests on Mishne Berurah and poskim, is slated to complete an order of learning at the very same time that the daf-learners complete Shas. Thus, the massive display of simchas haTorah can include the many stripes of lomdei Torah under the Dirshu banner.

 

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