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The Siyum – Postscript

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http://haemtza.blogspot.co.il/2012/08/the-siyum-postscript-and-poll.html

A quick review of the Chicago Daf Yomi Siyum. It began a bit late but finished in a more or less timely fashion. Maariv was concluded about about 10:15 PM CDT.

The dais included Chicago’s two premiere Z’Kenim.  Rav Avrohom Chaim Levin, Rosh Yeshiva of Telshe did the ‘Hadran’ after reading the last lines of Talmud Shas Bavli. Rav Gedalia Dov Schwartz, Av Bet Din of both the RCA and the CRC  began the new cycle by reading the first Mishnah in Brachos.

The rest of the dais included Roshei Yeshiva and Roshei Kollel of both the Lakewood variety and the Yeshiva University variety. It also included various Shul rabbis and Kiruv professionals.

In addition to the speakers in Chicago we heard two of the speakers from MetLife who were broadcast via a video feed: Rav Shmuel Kamenetsky and the riveting Rabbi Yissahcar Frand.  In my view the highlight of the evening was a brief but inspiring  video of the history of Daf Yomi from its inception at the first Agudah convention via until the present. Over all, The Siyum was  a job well done I thought.  At least here in Chicago.

Except for Rabbis Kamenetsky and Frand, I have no clue how the “Big One” at MetLife went.  I would therefore love to get some input from anyone who was there. Please feel free to share your thoughts – pro or con about how the evening went there.  Who sat on the main dais? Was Rav Hershel Shachter there? Was there anyone from YU on the front Dais? Please let me know. How good were the speakers? Did anyone stand out? How much of it was in Yiddish?

About the Author: Harry Maryles runs the blog "Emes Ve-Emunah" which focuses on current events and issues that effect the Jewish world in general and Orthodoxy in particular. It discuses Hashkafa and news events of the day - from a Centrist perspctive and a philosphy of Torah U'Mada. He can be reached at hmaryles@yahoo.com.


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2 Responses to “The Siyum – Postscript”

  1. The Siiyum Hashas celebration was an extraordinary, magnificent, awe-inspiring and spiritually uplifting event. Even though I am a graduate and musmach of YU, I don't see how relevant it is to know who was sitting on the dais. The event gave anyone who attended it added incentive and "chizuk" to continue learning Torah as often as possible. And this what matters most.

  2. this was a tremendous kiiddush Hashem. So inspiring just to see so many yidden uniting together for one great cause. Even the security personel could not get over seeing such a huge crowd and all so well behaved and well mannered, adding to the kiddush Hashem it made as it is. my question is why doesn't Hashen acknowledge our efforts and give us the geulah shlaima so this could become the norm.

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