Talmudic Study Cycle Celebration Aug. 5 at Binyanei Ha’Uma

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Thousands of families — men, women and children — will join together on August 5 to celebrate the culmination of a cycle of study of the Talmud, known as the Siyum HaShas – Judaism’s Oral Law and its commentaries — at the Jerusalem Convention Center (Binyanei Ha’Uma).

The event, called a “Siyum HaShas,” takes place once every seven and a half years, and is led by prominent rabbinical luminaries from the Torah world. During that cycle, Torah scholars learn a daily Talmudic “daf” or page and its commentaries, thus completing each of the 2,711 pages of the Babylonian Talmud in sequence.

Several of these events are already being held or are on the schedule to be held in the coming days in Israel.

Some 5,000 people are expected to show up for the event at Binyanei Ha’Uma. Thousands of others are attending other similar celebrations.

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